Columbian giant thorny bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Guadua angustifolia

Common Name: Columbian giant thorny bamboo

Maximum Height:  25m

Culm Diameter: 150mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Colombia

 

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

 

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It’s one of the highest quality timber species from tropical South America. It is easily identified by the short internodes ringed with a broad white band and thorny branches. Rot & insect resistant, used extensively in all types of construction.

For a full description of the versatility of the species in these books “Tropical Bamboos” & “Grow Your Own House” ISBN # 0 8478 1192 1. This publication features just this species and its everyday use.

The long rhizome necked shoots can emerge up to a metre away from the parent culm thus forming an open clump.

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

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