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An upright misty blue green culm of fast growing Bambusa tulda Indian Timber Bengal Bamboo | Heartwood Seeds UK
Culm of Bambusa tulda with sheaths displaying colours from yellow-green through to misty blue
Bambusa tulda Bengal Bamboo Indian Timber seeds
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Bambusa tulda (Bengal Bamboo / Indian Timber) | 10 Seeds | £3.49

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 Bambusa tulda - (Bengal Bamboo / Indian Timber)


A large bamboo, extremely rare to UK and Europe cultivation, mainly native to Southeast Asian and South American rain forests, growing up to 20-40 feet (6-12 m) in height within temperate Europe

Clumping bamboo (non-invasive)


This fast-growing bamboo forms an upright and tight clump of culms (culms up to 3 inches in diameter) with attractive leaves 5-10cm long


New shoots usually emerge as a yellow-green, changing to bright-green, with mature culms eventually becoming beautiful greyish greens or misty blues - thanks to a naturally occurring waterproof layer of white powder. The sheath of mature culms are also very attractive


Hardy to between -3ºC to -7ºC (20-27ºF), but the key is to keep the soil on the dry side during any frost


B. tulda loves rainfall (or heavy watering) during the warmer months of the year, with the bamboo being especially good at soaking up flood water. They are also very good at reducing soil erosion


It is one of the most heavily used bamboo species for paper pulp in India and surrounding regions, as well as being used for furniture and basket construction. The species has also traditionally been used in the making of the sacred Eloo flute of Southeast Asia


Bamboo seeds are not always available due to worldwide shortages of most species; this is because they rarely flower, sometimes only every 30 to even 100 years (called gregarious flowering)


Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack


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Genus: Bambusa


Species: tulda


English name: Bengal Bamboo / Indian Timber Bamboo


Plant type: Clump-forming bamboo (non-invasive)


Eventual height: 20-40 ft (6-12 m) within temperate Europe


Season of Interest: All seasons


Hardiness: Hardy to -3ºC to -7ºC (20-27ºF) - keep soil on drier side during any frost


Shelter: from very cold winds


Sun Exposure: Eventually full sun to partial-shade - but keep plants under 1 year old out of direct sunlight


Soil: Moist, fertile and well-drained. Water well in hotter months


Propagation methods: Seeds, or division of clumps



Please note: This species is not permitted entry into the United States or South Korea


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Customer Reviews

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shooting up already

quite amazed that after 9 days i have 2 little shoots already whereas it says it can take up to 4 months