This bamboo was sold in Australia for years as the similar and equally beautiful G atroviolacea. The main differences are Timor Black has a light green hairless striped shoot plus chocolate black culms whereas G atroviolacea has sooty black culms and dark hairy stripe-free shoot. One of the worlds most beautiful bamboos, its very straight erect culms turn chocolate black with age. Edible shoots. Spectacular leafless lower culms initially green support a dense profusion of long thin vertically hanging pale green leaves (a little thinner than G atroviolacea leaves). Highly recommended.
- Frost to: -3 DegC.
- Origin: Timor Islands
- Typical height: 10-12m
- Typical pole diameter: 100mm.