Oldhamii - Sweet Shoot Bamboo
Utility Bamboo - Grow it to protect your crops and then use it as one ! Light timber use
Native to Southern China, this is one of the straightest growing bamboo species - widely used for timber - has strength and durability. Widely cultivated in Taiwan for edible shoots. 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. Large straight poles, dark foliage with powdery new culms. 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.
Seen recently on Utube permaculture clip - this bamboo was mounded up around a creek bed to control flooding.
Not recommended for smaller suburban properties - a great attractive larger hedge for acreages. Sweet shoots are highly regarded. Bulk discounts apply.
Ideal for large TeePee - specially cut and treated poles can be ordered in advance and measured to your size needs.