Tinwa Bamboo

Tinwa Bamboo

Cephalostachyum pergracile


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This very attractive garden specimen has straight erect lower leafless light green culms covered with a white bloom when young. The unusual bronze culm leaf is covered in dark hairs near the base and has a cupped bronze blade prominent amongst the branchless leafless lower culms. Widely used for light construction and as a flavour imparting "skin rice" cooking bamboo. Also valued for mats weaving and basketry due to its splitting ability.
  • Frost to: 4 DegC.
  • Origin: Asian Pacific
  • Typical height: 6-8m
  • Typical pole diameter: 50mm.
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