A magnificent looking bamboo with enormous straight culms which are covered in velvet-like hair. Grown commercially for timber and edible shoots.If you have the space, then it makes a stunning feature plant. Best suited to acreage due to its giant size.
This black culmed giant produces great timber and boasts the fastest growth rate of all the big bamboos. It also produces beautiful sweet edible shoots. A must have if you've got the space.
Tallest bamboo in the world. It's thick walled culms makes good timber. Edible shoots. Potentially, it can grow to the specified height. However, in Australian conditions, it is unusual to see it taller than 25m.
Green culms that turn black with age. A vigorous grower with thick walled culms which produces good quality timber. Edible shoots.
Potentially one of the largest bamboo in the world with quality timber and edible shoots. Needs tropical conditions to reach its potential. In subtropical climates such as at Bamboo Land, it tends to grow to about 20m.
A beautiful bamboo with light green culms, tidy upright growth habit and large leaves. The main feature of this bamboo (apart from its beauty) is the sweet tasting shoots. It is by far one of the best bamboos for edible shoots.
Light green culms striped with darker green. Large leaves with occasional yellow stripes. A magnificent ornamental with good edible shoots.
A vigorous grower which produces first grade timber and edible shoots. Straight cream striped culms makes this bamboo not only great to look at, but also opens up a world of practical uses. Highly recommended.
A giant bamboo with straight cream striated culms with large leaves. The culms are smooth and glossy. The timber is usually nice and straight, and the shoots are high eating quality.
A magnificent bamboo which produces exceptional quality timber - straight and strong. If you have the space and are after a good timber bamboo (as well as a spectacular ornamental), then this is a must have. Thorny lower branches. Open clumping.