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GIANT TIMBER BAMBOO
Bambusa oldhamii

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Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA

General Notes

A clump bamboo useful for tall screens. Edible shoots. Grown as ornamental or for a paper pulp. Hardy to 15 degrees F.

Native to Taiwan.

Family: Poaceae

Additional Common Names

GIANT TIMBER BAMBOO, OLDHAM BAMBOO

Tree Characteristics

Columnar Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 25 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Lanceolate, Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Fruitless Follicle.

Bark Green, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 7 - 9 and 13 - 23.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Aphids and Scales.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Bambusa oldhamii Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 16, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/bambusa-oldhamii >

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