Imported in 2011, released to us by the USDA in 2012, this species promptly went into gregarious flower in early 2013. Bamboos of the genus Schizostachyum are unique in that they always exhibit flowers but rarely produce seed. This flowering episode was much different in that our specimen became leafless under the stress of flowering. Seeds were produced and we were able to germinate several. New generation plants of the species are now growing at Tropical Bamboo Nursery & Gardens. Mostly found in Thailand but also in Viet Nam and Malaysia.
Will grow to about 25' tall with 1" diameter culms.
Minimum temp. 30 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 9b. Click to find your zone.