Called "Triple Hybrid Bamboo", although there are actually two different triple hybrids. We've been working to successfully get the second version into USDA quarantine.
One of several hybrid bamboos that caught our interest in China.
A select group of different bamboo species were forced into flower and cross-pollinated by Professor Zhang Guangchu (Guangdong Forestry Research Institute).
The primary objective was to combine the best features of superior edible shoot producing bamboos. Many also exhibited ornamental qualities and, with some, we've begun the importation process.
This hybrid is a combination of three species - a complex process that results in striated culms. The culms also grow slightly zig-zag. Ornamentally, it is spectacular.
Imported from Yunnan, China in July/2012 and released to us by the USDA in the summer of 2013.
We are currently test-growing in our fields. It should be available in limited quantities by mid-2016.
Will grow to at least 45' tall with 3" - 4" diameter culms.
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