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Beautiful weeping foliage on shiny deep-green silver-blue culms of giant bamboo Dendrocalamus peculiaris | Heartwood Seeds UK
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Dendrocalamus peculiaris (Giant Bamboo) 5 - 25 Fresh Seeds | £3.49 - £13.99

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Dendrocalamus peculiaris (Giant Bamboo)


An impressive, tall and upright, clump-forming bamboo (non-invasive) native to China. Growing to around 40-60 feet in height within its native provenance, it will typically reach up to 40 feet tall within temperate Europe.

The lighter green culms age to an attractiveshinydeep-green, with hues of silver and blue.

With leaf blades eventually up to 30cm in length and culm diameter up to 15 cm, this is a real giant! The handsome, upright clumps form a beautifuldeep-green canopy of weeping foliage.

Even though some sources online will say this species can survive winter temperatures of -5°C, they don't really appreciate exposure to frost for any length of time — so winter protection using sheeting or a horticultural fleece is highly recommended.

This clumping species is also cultivated and harvested for its strong canes, frequently used within construction.


Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack


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Genus: Dendrocalamus


Species: peculiaris


English name: Giant Bamboo


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


Eventual height: Up to 40 ft within UK and temperate Europe


Season of Interest: All seasons


Hardiness: Prefers protection from 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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