One of the most impressive bamboos that can be grown in the UK.
Where space permits, it makes a superb specimen plant or screen.
Although clump-forming, its canes are well spaced and can eventually produce a grove of tall, upright stems with a substantial diameter. Prominent nodes further enhance its appearance.
It is one of the few bamboos with a deep root system and this may be the reason why it rarely adapts well to being grown in pots.
It is of moderate hardiness and has tolerated -15C.
Lives up to its name and should achieve a mature height of over 20ft. (7m)
Slow to propagate and consequently sometimes in short supply.
(Has also been listed as Chusquea breviglumis & Chusquea aff culeou)
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Whitelea Nursery, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire. Telephone: 01629 55010