In stock at Davis Bamboo Nursery
Come and pick up some plants or just call and have them delivered. Please call 530-756-7997 between 9 AM and 9 PM for more information or to arrange a purchase. Pricing and additional information about these bamboos is given below. For many reasons these are not the best bamboos for privacy screening in most situations. If you are looking for bamboo plants for privacy please visit our Bamboo for Privacy webpage.
|Bambusa oldhamii (Giant Timber Bamboo) and Bambusa sp. 'Hirose'||Image||#2 Pot||#5 Pot||#15 Pot||#25 Pot|
|#5) Bambusa oldhamii: A full
sun clumping bamboo with a vertical growth habit. A typical height for this
bamboo in the Sacramento area is 30 - 40 feet tall. In the SF Bay area it tends to grow to about 30 feet tall. Rated to 21 °F by the American Bamboo Society.
If you want a clumping bamboo with the largest diameter
canes possible in Northern California this bamboo, and the Hirose shown below, are the bamboos for you to consider. Another reason to grow these bamboos is for their bamboo shoots which are large and good to eat.
If you are thinking about growing this bamboo please also consider Bambusa textilis. Both of these clumping timber bamboos occupy a similar niche in the residential landscape and they both grow to approximately the same height. For many reasons we believe that Bambusa textilis is a much nicer looking and more suitable bamboo for residental plantings. Our reasons for thinking that Bambusa textilis is generally superior to Bambusa oldhamii include that the textilis:
1) is easier to maintain (translating to lower maintenance fees over the years),
|For additional pictures of Bambusa oldhamii please click here.||-||5 gallon for $85||15 gallon for $195 - $295||20 gallon and 25 gallon: Please call for pricing.|
Bambusa sp. 'Hirose': Rated to 21 °F by the American Bamboo Society. The Hirose and Bambusa oldhamii both grow large bamboo shoots which are good to eat. Very similar to Bambusa oldhamii, by looking at these two bamboos we can't tell them apart. The differences lie in the following:|
1) Bambusa oldhamii can grow canes to a diameter of 4 inches and Bambusa sp. 'Hirose' can grow canes to a diameter of 6 inches.
2) The Hirose is reported to produce better bamboo canes for construction material compared to Bambusa oldhamii. While Bambusa oldhamii does make fat thick walled canes, the wood is lower density material than a Douglas Fir 2" x 4". The Hirose makes fat canes as well, and the wood is much denser than Bambusa oldhamii.
3) For Bambusa oldhamii the cane walls are thick, especially at the base of the cane. For Hirose the walls are thinner which results in a fatter hollow space in the middle of the cane. For people who want to cook a traditional asian cuisine with rice inside the bamboo canes the fatter hollow space would allow for substantially more rice.
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