Chusquea gigantea

 

Chusquea gigantea

   

   

                                                        


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)

   

Return to Bamboo Stock List

 


     e-mail:    
sales@uk-bamboos.co.uk  

Whitelea Nursery, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire.                Telephone:    01629 55010   

Updated 6/11/2014