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Cephalostachyum pergracile Tinwa Bamboo seeds
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Cephalostachyum pergracile (Tinwa Bamboo) | 10 Seeds | £3.49

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Cephalostachyum pergracile - Tinwa Bamboo


An extremely rare giant bamboo, similar to Dendrocalamus grandis in appearance, and also native to Eastern Asia.  An upright and bushy, evergreen bamboo, growing to around 30-100 feet in height within its native provenance, it will typically reach around 15-20 feet tall within temperate Europe

Clumping bamboo (non-invasive)


These handsome bamboos have metallic-blue or blue-green culms (eventually 2 inches in diameter) with attractively contrasting orange-red peeling layers. The internodes are typically around 30cm long


Hardy to around -2ºC to -3ºC (27 to 28ºF), but the key is to keep the soil on the dry side during any frost. Protect any bamboos under the age of 2-3 years old from any frost using sheeting or a horticultural fleece


Within its native range, Tinwa Bamboo is harvested for its strong canes, which are used frequently in the construction of buildings


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: Cephalostachyum


Species: pergracile


English name: Tinwa Bamboo


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


Eventual height: 15-20 feet (4-6 m) within temperate Europe


Season of Interest: All seasons


Hardiness: Hardy to -2ºC to -3ºC (27 to 28ºF): keep soil on drier side during 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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