Oldham’s bamboo

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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa oldhamii

Common Name: Oldham’s bamboo

Maximum Height: 15m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 9°C

Origin:  Taiwan


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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

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