TRIM HEIGHT

BETWEEN

8-10mtrs

TYPICAL

FOOTPRINT

2-3mtr

REDUCE
FOOTPRINT

1.5-2mtr min.

TYPICAL
CULM SIZE

10-15cm

CLUMPING

NON-INVASIVE

BAMBOO

TYPICAL

HEIGHT

10-12mtrs

FREE

DRAINING

SOIL

DROUGHT
TOLERANT ONCE
ESTABLISHED

FULL SUN
TO PART
SHADE

VERY
FROST
TOLERANT

NOT SUITABLE
FOR POTS OR
TROUGHS

DELICIOUS
EDIBLE
SHOOTS

OLDHAMII

BEST EDIBLE & CONSTRUCTION SCREENING BAMBOO

(Bambusa oldhamii)

Oldhamii is one of the best multi-use acreage bamboo species. Fantastic for screening, as a windbreak and noise barrier, has edible shoots (its common name is Sweet Shoot Bamboo!) and useful poles for construction. Oldhamii is a large bamboo, so is suitable for large blocks or acreage properties.

It has an upright growth habit (most bamboo fan out wide) with green foliage. The natural footprint size of the clump is 2-3mtrs however this species could be grown in narrower garden beds down to 1.5mtrs, but wouldn't quite get as tall. Oldhamii is extremely fast growing, low maintenance and drought and frost tolerant. For these reasons it is a well loved species for farms or acreage. It can act as shade for cattle, grown for the natural bamboo mulch production, useable poles and of course the edible shoots.

 

Clumping bamboo grow circular, so plant them the same distance apart as the width you have available. Eg. if your planting trench is 2mtrs wide, you would plant them 2mtrs apart to form a dense screen. The narrower the space, the closer you plant the bamboo together. For more information, talk to one of our helpful and knowledgable staff members for professional advice on your garden circumstances. Different circumstances have different solutions!

Follow our bamboo planting guide (provided with your purchase) to achieve the best results. The guides are helpful and easy to follow, and assist you in achieving the best results in the shortest amount of time. Most of the effort in growing your bamboos is preparation and the first few months after planting.

STOCK AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE

200mm pots

Approx 1-1.2mtr tall with 1-2 stems

$44ea

250mm pots

Approx 1.5-2mtr tall with 1-3 stems

$66ea

300mm pots

Approx 3mtrs tall with 2-3 stems

$132ea

500mm pots

Approx 4-4.5mtrs tall with 5-10 stems

$330ea

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The approximate size of bamboo is only a guide. Plant measurements are taken from the bottom of the pot. 

The sizing of plants does vary, particularly through different seasons of the year.

The most valuable part of the bamboo is the rootball size within the pots, which produces incredibly fast growth once planted.
Stock availability, pricing and sizing are subject to change without notice. For more information, please contact us directly.

CONTACT US

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PHONE |  (07) 5573 1844

EMAIL |  retail@bamboodownunder.com.au

ADDRESS |  930 Tamborine - Oxenford Rd,

Wongawallan QLD 4210

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PHONE |  (07) 5530 2621

EMAIL |  sales@bamboodownunder.com.au

ADDRESS |  53 Bonogin Rd,

Mudgeeraba QLD 4213

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