Dendrocalamus latiflorus x Dendrocalamus hamiltonii*New
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). 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. We imported this hybrid from China in 2012 and released to us by the USDA in early 2013.
We have been test-growing it in our fields and it is now available in limited quantities.
Will grow to at least 50' tall with 3" - 4" diameter culms. Click to find your zone.