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Chusquea gigantea

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  • * Max Height 30' (West Coast Estimate 24 Feet)
    * Max Culm Dia 1.5"
    * Evergreen to -18C
    * USDA Zone 7, Root Hardy to Zone 6
    * Sun or Shade
    * Clumping Bamboo


    Gigantea is a large, tall, clumping bamboo, that looks more like a typical running bamboo in appearance. Sun exposed new shoots emerge with traces of red and a horizontal green band at each node.  Over time it forms a very upright, tall hedge. 

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    * Max Height 18' (West Coast Estimate 10 to 12 Feet)
    * Max Culm Dia .8"
    * Min temp -23C
    * Sun or Shade
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    Thamnocalamus tessellatus (commonly known as "Berg Bamboo") is native to South Africa. It has a very unique appearance compared to other bamboos. The culms are very flexible even when old. African tribesmen used the canes to frame their shields. This is one of the few cold hardy clumping bamboos that can handle full sun and grows as upright as it does.

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