In USDA Climate Zone 7 and 8 expect mature size canes to be
over 70 feet in height.
'Giant Japanese Timber'
Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 1189926
Average mature size 6" x 72' Hardy to 5 F
Prefers full sun
This is the mother form. It looks the same as 'crookstem' except larger in subtropical climates and without the very slight bend of the cane on some specimens. This giant is slow to mature. In our experience, we find it best suited for climate zones zones 7 and 8. It does not need a cool dormant period like most other temperate species. The only large groves I have seen of this have been in these climate zones. There maybe large groves in cooler climates, but I have not seen them. Not as cold hardy as the ' slender crook stem it gets top damage here in zone 7 when temperatures drop into the low twenties. Completely defoliates at around 5 to 10 degrees F. Canes die from 0 to -5 degrees F. This species flowered during the 70's and into the early 80's. Mature groves are now hard to find and some sporadic flowering is still being reported. Some clones of this species are reported to be in flower intermittently without lost of the grove. Our clones are not in flower and we would not sell any that was. The slowest of the temperate species to size up in zone 7.
Recommended for USDA Climate Zones 7 and 8.
3 gallon - $70
Large Field dug divisions $125
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