Common Name: Oldhamii
Scientific Name: Bambusa oldhamii
Origin: Southern China
Typical Height: 60' OA
Culms: 4"" Diam
Branches: Small branches upper 2/3
Habit: Very erect
Uses: Specimen, wind breaker
Oldhamii or Bambusa oldhamii (aka Timber, Giant Timber or Old Timber) is a beautiful, giant, low maintenance, & hardy bamboo.
The Oldhamii Bamboo is native to Southern China and the island of Taiwan. The young shoots of the Oldhamii are consumed in Taiwan.
Oldhamii has been introduced into cultivation all around the world from Germany to South America and here in the United States in Florida, Southern California, and Texas.
Bambusa oldhamii can handle temperatures down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Oldhamii Bamboo can reach heights up to 55 to 65 feet thus the name Giant Timber.
This particular bamboo is considered the most common large tropical bamboo grown in the US. It also is the most widely planted bamboo in theme parks in Orlando, Florida.
Mature Oldhamii lacks lower branches giving this bamboo an erect stately look. This allows the bamboo to be utilized in small urban landscapes. The Oldhamii makes a wonderful specimen plant or an effective hedge for blocking second story residential or commercial buildings.
Oldhamii is a non-invasive clumping giant tropical bamboo it is a wonderful pick for coastal Florida, Texas, & Southern California. Oldhamii is one of the most common windbreak bamboos grown in farms across the warmer regions of the US.
The smaller Oldhamii will grow quickly after planted and you should have large culms in about three years. The culms are tall, erect, with an attractive dark green color.
Call Palmco today at 239-283-1329 and ask us about this gentle giant.