Giant Timber Bamboo

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Giant Timber Bamboo, scientifically known as Bambusa oldhamii, is a majestic and imposing bamboo species that commands attention in any landscape. Originating from Asia, this clump-forming bamboo is celebrated for its impressive size and rapid growth. With towering culms that can reach heights of up to 50 feet, Giant Timber Bamboo creates a dramatic vertical presence. The canes are sturdy, straight, and have a diameter of several inches, making them ideal for a range of construction and landscaping applications. The lush, dense foliage at the top provides a tropical canopy, adding a sense of grandeur to outdoor spaces. Known for its resilience and adaptability, Giant Timber Bamboo is a popular choice for creating privacy screens, windbreaks, and aesthetically pleasing green barriers. Its robust and fast-growing nature, coupled with its versatility, makes it a standout plant for those seeking a bold and impactful addition to their garden or landscape.

Botanical Name  

Bambusa oldhamii

Also Known As  

Oldhan's Bamboo | Ryoku-Chiku | Clumping Giant | Timber Bamboo | 大綠竹


Plant Type  
Native From  
USDA Zone  

Light Needs  
Watering Needs  
Life Cycle  
Avg. Mature Size  
Growth Rate  
Bloom Time  
Flower Color  

9 - 11
Partial - Full Sun
50' Tall and 5' Wide


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