Male Bamboo

Male Bamboo

Dendrocalamus strictus


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A drought-resistant bamboo with small light green furry leaves. Its strong lower erect grey-green slightly rough culms are often without hole for about half their length and are without lower branches or leaves displaying the extremely tightly clumped culms. The pendulous upper culms and their fine leafed display are very graceful. An added feature is the visible retained paper-like lower culm leaves. The shoots light green and lightly powdered are edible. A major paper pulp and structural bamboo of India. Highly recommended.
  • Frost to: -7 DegC.
  • Origin: India
  • Typical height: 18m
  • Typical pole diameter: 80mm.
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