New Guinea Green bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for edible shoots

Clumping Species: Nastus elatus

Common Name: New Guinea Green bamboo

Maximum Height:  15m

Culm Diameter: 60mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: New Guinea

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $44
25L $88
45L $132

 

Long narrow light greyish-green leaves with bright green culms that turn yellowish with age and exposure. It’s a distinctive ornamental producing shoots that can be eaten raw.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Part Shade
Edible Shoots – Poles Hot Environments
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Lime stripe bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for edible shoots

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus latiflorus cv. mei nung

Common Name: Lime stripe bamboo

Maximum Height: 20m

Culm Diameter: 120mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Taiwan

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $88
45L $132
100L $275

 

It’s similar to Latiflorus but with light and dark green culm stripes. It’s an excellent feature clump in any garden.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Poles Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Brandisii bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for edible shoots

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus brandisii

Common Name: Brandisii bamboo

Maximum Height: 36m

Culm Diameter: 150mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin:  India

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $88
45L $132
100L $275

 

The world’s tallest bamboo (not to be confused with the “largest” D. giganteus) Thick upright culms that reach for the heavens are truly spectacular. The shoots are large and edible. A brilliant large feature plant with the potential to provide some of the highest yields of large thick walled culms for use in house construction, paper pulp, furniture etc.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Edible Shoots – Poles Hot Environments
Shading – Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Asper Bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for edible shoots

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus asper

Common Name: Asper Bamboo

Maximum Height: 30m

Culm Diameter: 170mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: East India

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $88
45L $132
100L $275

 

It’s planted throughout South East Asia for shoot production and construction timber. It’s the largest producer of edible shoots grown in Thailand. It’s planted at Belli Park for this purpose.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Edible Shoots Partial Shade
Poles Hot Environments
Shading – Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Oldham’s bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for edible shoots

Clumping Species: Bambusa oldhamii

Common Name: Oldham’s bamboo

Maximum Height: 15m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 9°C

Origin:  Taiwan

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $88
45L $110
100L $220

 

It has exceeded all growth expectations from when first planted in 1992. It’s readily accepted edible midsized shoots harvesting over a ten week. A popular upright tight clumping species favoured by landscapers and permaculture growers. It’s the most versatile and popular productive windbreak, avenue or feature plant in South East Qld. Planted extensively for shoot production in frost prone and soggy areas where it is not possible to grow running species.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening – Hedging Full Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Partial Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Shade
Ornamental Hot Environments
Edible Shoots Cold Environments
Poles Cities
Shading – Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas
Stock Feed Swamps

Giant gold shoot bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for edible shoots

Clumping Species: Bambusa beecheyana var. pubescens

Common Name: Giant gold shoot bamboo

Maximum Height: 18m

Culm Diameter: 120mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $88
25L $165

 

Similar to a regular Bambusa beecheyana, but they have more erect shape. Brilliant golden edible shoots.

 
Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening – Hedging Full Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Partial Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Shade
Ornamental Hot Environments
Edible Shoots Cold Environments
Poles Suburban Areas
Shading – Live Fence Rural Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Swamps