Bambusa Oldhamii, Oldhams Bamboo or Giant Timber Bamboo. is a very large growing tropical bamboo. Culms will reach around 10cm in diameter, and this is a relatively cold tolerant variety.
It does need room to grow as the root ball becomes large as the plant reaches maturity.
With a fast growth rate reaching its full potential height and culm diameter in around 5 years with full sized timber being ready to harvest at around 7 years. The extual growth rate will be determined by the climate and the amount of water. Warmer climates with good soil moisture will produce a faster growing plant.
This is a non invasive or clumping type of bamboo, however use of a root barrier is recommend with all bamboos.
Used widely in commercail plantings as a sceening plant it can grow tall enough to screen two stories.
Available from Wholesale Nurseries as bare rooted plants as well as some larger potted or container grown specimens for immediate impact.