Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 146420
Average mature size 3" x 50' Hardy to 0 F
Aggressive in full sun
Great buy on these large fast growing timber bamboo.
In my groves and the ones I have seen 90% of the culms ( canes ) are very straight and grow to a large timber size. We have measured the canes of this species at 3.5 inches in diameter and right at 60 feet in height. This species is from Guangdong, China and has been here since 1924. The new shoots are edible and in fact very tasty. It is a fast growing giant! Rare in cultivation this beauty looks tough. Very strong appearing with lush dark green foliage. One of the giant bamboo with canes that are very hard, making very high quality wood.
This bamboo is highly prized for use in construction and crafts. Culm (canes) sheaths are a pretty green/reddish coloration. The sheath auricles and oral setae are very distinct. It has the strongest branches of any Phyllostachys. As with most other species, the maximum size will not be obtained in colder climate zones.
I have grown this species for years and had several discussions with knowledgeable bamboo nursery thus arriving at the above comments and factors about 'crookstem'. This bamboo is easy to control with just root pruning and has wide culm spacing in loamy soil. Crookstem is rare in most areas of the country. It also has the low limb characteristics on canes under 2 inch in diameter. So as your grove establishes for the first 3 to 5 years you will have thick foliage nearly to the ground. You can see this by clicking on the picture and going to our photo page.
I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.
3 gallon - $55
Large Field dug divisions $90 each
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|In the warmer climate zones 7 and 8, you can expect this beautiful giant to grow over 50 feet in height. Slender Crookstem is more hardy than typical Bambusoides Timber Bamboo and much quicker to reach large sizes.|
|This is one of our best species for bamboo privacy screening. The below planting is 4 years old and has hundreds of 18 foot canes. Note how the canes under 2 inch diameter have full foliage nearly to the ground level. This provides excellent screening with a giant timber bamboo.|
This is a straight bamboo overall. The crook appears as a gentle bend in about 10% of the canes. It always appears in the lower portion of the cane giving a very appealing and graceful look.
I have measured this bamboo in our area at 55 feet in height and 4 inches in diameter.
are photos of two orders being processed for customers picking up here. When
you order in groups of 10 this size division is only $90 each.
|Some of our three gallon shipping sizes.|