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Bambusa oldhamii

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Wantirna
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Wantirna
Indoor
Size: 30cm
Available: 2
$/Unit (EX GST): $80.85 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $88.94 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Bambusa oldhamii Giant Timber Bamboo, Oldhams Bamboo,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Upright

Description:
Large clumping bamboo that can cover up to a 2-3m area at the base clump and reaches between 10-12m of height. Features extremely straight culms and dense dark green foliage. It grows too big to have on very small blocks, but on larger blocks and acreage it is a wonderful bamboo! Oldhamii grows very quickly, is very erect and lush and will block out the neighbours in 6-12 months. It is extremely self sufficient and drought hardy once established. If you do not have the room for Oldhamii, Gracilis would be a much better plant for screening. Oldhamii is one of the best choicest to block out a 3 storey building or window. It is perfect for windbreaks and noise barriers as well. The shoots are edible, and the bamboo is nicknamed 'Sweet Shoot Bamboo' for its delicious flavour. The culms are very straight and strong, making it one of the best bamboos to build from.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Edible Garden, Feature, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: For screening, plant at 2m intervals into 2-3m width holes to encourage the best and biggest growth. Oldhamii best grown in full sun and is very drought hardy and self sufficient when established. Clumping bamboo have shallow, non invasive root systems and is the fastest growing land plant - the fastest way to gain privacy.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High
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