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Shiny grey coats stand out on the green and blue culms of a large clump of Dendrocalamus barbatus bamboo | Heartwood Seeds UK
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Dendrocalamus barbatus (Giant Bamboo) | 10 Seeds | £3.49

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Dendrocalamus barbatus - (Giant Bamboo)


An extremely rare and very large, clump-forming bamboo, native to temperate Asia and China, growing up to 50 feet (15 m) in height

Clumping bamboo (non-invasive)


The culms grow to 10 cm in diameter, forming attractive clumps with lanceolate leaves.  This bamboo makes a real statement!


Shoots initially emerge orange, with culms then turning green when young, finally developing a shiny grey coat as they age


Hardy to around -4 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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Genus: Dendrocalamus


Species: barbatus


English name: Giant Bamboo


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


Eventual height: 50 feet (15 m)


Season of Interest: All seasons


Hardiness: Hardy to -4 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


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

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