Giant thorny bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa arundinacea

Common Name: Giant thorny bamboo

Maximum Height: 18m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: South East Asia


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Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $28
25L $55
45L $88
100L $110



It lives up to its name by creating an impenetrable wall of long hooked thorny branches. Once established it will replace any form of fencing. The poles and shoots are reputedly good but virtually impossible to harvest.


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

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