Oldhamii (Sweet Shoot Bamboo)
Economical fast growing attractive large screening species. Grown in shade is a darker green with silver powder on new culms. In sunny conditions will take on a more orange hue. Our Mother plant is the large green variety ... culms with a diameter of 70-100mm.
Large straight poles, which grows tall in ideal conditions with large dark foliage. Will handle wet feet - and also dry spells. A frost tolerant plant - performs well in temperate climates. Oldhamii makes a good acoustic and/or wind barrier. At Crystal Castle nearby its their Bamboo/Buddha walk - stunning !
Not recommended for smaller suburban properties - a great attractive larger hedge for acreages, or to quickly screen off an ugly building from view. Sweet shoots are highly regarded. Timber uses also. See photos of the wonderful screens of this bamboo in Northland NZ...looks stunning in formation and used to protect crops and orchards.