Black asper or Hittam bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus asper f. niger

Common Name: Black asper or Hittam bamboo

Maximum Height: 30m

Culm Diameter: 160mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:  India

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $110
24L $220

 

It has soft hair and beige brown fur covers brown/black culms which have hairy lighter cream bands circling the nodes. Excellent shoot bamboo. This is also a wonderful ornamental feature plant for a large property.

For timber, the walls are thick and it has good culm strength and durability. It’s reasonably cold resistant species, which can withstand minor frost.

 

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

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