Bambusa Tuldoides is a type of bamboo native to Asia that is widely cultivated as an ornamental and hedge plant but also for its culms. It has been introduced elsewhere in Asia outside of its native range, as well as in the Americas and Pacific region.
Culms and branches root very readily and often grow to form stands along riverbanks, low hills, and roadsides. This species is adapted to grow in a wide range of climates and can survive temperatures as low as -7°C.
- Type: clumping bamboo
- Height: 10m – 15m
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Names: punting pole bamboo, bambusa tuldoides
Bambusa Tuldoides Cape Town
Exceptionally hardy with straight thick-walled culms – makes Bambusa Tuldoides one of the most useful tropical bamboo trees. Traditionally used to propel a canoe by pushing off the riverbed floor.
Bambusa is typically one of the more cold-hardy geniuses a thick clumping bamboo with multiple branches at the nodes. Easily contained and given plenty of sunlight Bambusa will flourish in an atrium or in the tropical garden.
This variety of clumping bamboo does not enjoy being kept in a small container. Though very well rooted and healthy, your new plant will appear a little rough and spindly when it arrives. This appearance is only temporary, once planted in-ground or in a larger pot, watered and fertilized, the plant should form new roots and send up fresh new shoots in a few months.
The growth rate of Bambusa Tuldoides will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature, and other factors. Canes are often trimmed to 44″ to facilitate shipping and reduce transpiration and travel stress.