Walking Stick Bamboo

walkingstick

Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda, some say, Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda

(alias; Big Node Bamboo).

From Western China

This is a rare bamboo. After numerous failures we have built up some numbers. Not so difficult after all.

Characteristics

Can grow to 3 metres tall with culms 1 cm, diameter. It likes humidity, good drainage and a pH of around 6.0. Cold winters? No problemo -20°C.

 

Katsura pot

Katsura pot

Uses

Sought out for its delicious shoots. Preferred for use as walking sticks all over China and for export, hard to find nowdays. It makes a special container plant, with its interesting culms and gentle foliage.

How fast will it grow?

Growth rate will depend a lot on climate, food and water. Small plants are slow to get going, enjoy the wait.

 

So what does it cost?

 

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