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The attractive light blue and yellow striped culms of a Dendrocalamus latiflorus Taiwan Giant Bamboo | Heartwood Seeds UK
Seeds of Giant Taiwan Bamboo Dendrocalamus latiflorus
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Dendrocalamus latiflorus (Taiwan Giant Bamboo) | 5 Seeds | £3.49

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Dendrocalamus latiflorus - (Taiwan Giant Bamboo)


An extremely rare, giant clumping bamboo (non-invasive) native to Southern China and Taiwan, growing to heights of around 45-80 ft (14-25 m)  in the wild, and around 40 ft (12 m) within temperate Europe


The attractive culms (8-20 cm in diameter) are green and light blue, with yellow/orange peelings giving a striped appearance


Leaf-blades are lance-shaped and between 15-40 cm long and 8-20 cm wide

Loves high rainfall!


They grow well on various soil types, but prefer moist and sandy loam, fertile soils. Aim for good drainage


Hardy to around -4 ºC (25ºF), the key is to keep the soil on the dry side during any frost (good drainage)


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: latiflorus


English name: Taiwan Giant Bamboo


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


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


Season of Interest: All seasons


Hardiness: Hardy to -4ºC (25ºF) - 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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