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Products > Bambusa oldhamii
 
Bambusa oldhamii - Giant Timber Bamboo
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bamboo
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 40-50 feet
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Bambusa oldhamii (Giant Timber Bamboo) - One of the most popular bamboos in cultivation, it is a densely foliated clumping bamboo to 55 feet under optimum growing conditions. Culms can have a diameter up to 4 inches and they are straight and erect. Slow growing until established. Plant in full sun. Low water needs but best if given occasional to regular irrigation. Hardy to 15-20 degrees F. Makes an excellent large screen.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Bambusa oldhamii.
 
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