Sweet Dragon Bamboo
From Vietnam, Laos regions, this gigantic heavy culmed species is used in house construction, for furniture such as tables, and farm equipment plus paper pulp.
One of the tallest bamboos growing over 30 metres. Culms have a dusty blue/green colour covered in white hairs. Kept maintained this is a stunning looking plant. Shoots are eaten and exported to Thailand - known as "Phai-Bongyai".
Too tall for most people but an interesting bamboo the black brandsii is smaller. Our is the large var blue/grey variety.