One of several hybrid bamboos that caught our interest in China.
Several bamboo species were forced into flower and cross-pollinated by Professor Zhang Guangchu (Guangdong Forestry Research Institute).
Some hybrids exhibited ornamental qualities and, with some, we've begun the importation process.
This combination produced several, numbered, offspring. We've imported the top two, #3 and #8. Hybrid #3 is larger than #8, has dark green culms, and brown fur on the culm sheaths. Hybrid #8 is somewhat smaller, lime green culms with little to no brown hairs on the culm sheaths.
Imported from China in July/2012 and released to us by the USDA in mid 2013.
We are currently test-growing in our fields. It should be available in limited quantities by mid-2014.
Will grow to at least 35' tall with 2" - diameter culms.
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