NEW Guinea Green
Nastus Elatus

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Native of New Guinea and grown for its sweet edible shoots which are the only variety which can be eaten from the ground without cooking. An attractive species when young, has its own unique leaf and branch formation and very soft foliage similar to the Himalayan varieties.  

Grown in shade the culms are a brilliant light green/grey, in sun turn a speckled grey/black. . Not suitable for heavy construction as this species has a fairly thin culm wall.  This is a very attractive bamboo and the shoots are edible without cooking

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