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A grey fuzzy velvet layer covers the bright green culms of the giant bamboo Dendrocalamus asper | Heartwood Seeds UK
Dendrocalamus asper Giant Bamboo seeds
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Dendrocalamus asper (Giant Bamboo) | 10 Seeds | £3.49

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Dendrocalamus asper - (Giant Bamboo)

 

A giant, clumping bamboo native to Southeast Asia, forming dense clumps of up to 12-20 m (40–65 feet) in height within temperate Europe.  Its woody culms are 8-20 cm in diameter, with relatively thick walls (11-20 mm)

 

Clump-forming bamboo (non-invasive)

 

Green culms are covered in a fuzzy, velvet-like, grey-brown layer

 

Leaf-blades are lance-shaped and between 15-30 cm long and 10-25 mm wide. Lower culms show aerial roots from nodes

 

They grow well on various soil types, even on sandy and rather acid soils, but prefer well-drained, heavy soils

 

Hardy to around -3 ºC (25 ºF), sometimes colder, but the key is to keep the soil on the dry side during any frost

 

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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 GROWING DETAILS

 

Genus: Dendrocalamus

 

Species: asper

 

English name: Giant Bamboo

 

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

 

Eventual height: 40-65 feet (12-20 m)

 

Season of Interest: All seasons

 

Hardiness: Hardy to -3 ºC (25 ºF), sometimes colder; 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

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


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