Large tough asian construction/shoot bamboo. Several variations for example, Green, Indo-clone and Hitam (black). Please email us to check availability. Special planting advice required.
Grows 20m and best in rural settings.
The Dendrocalamus Asper, also known as rough bamboo or giant bamboo, is a clumping variety and just as beautiful as all the other bamboos. It does, however, grow as tall as 20m and with a diameter of 12cm. This bamboo is as tough as they come. Even with the many benefits of bamboo, this one is special because of the qualities it possesses. The giant bamboo releases more oxygen than trees, and if the soil is suitable, it can grow up to 100cm a day, which is fast compared to average growth rates. The actual shoot can absorb excess water minimising the risk of soil erosion or landslides.
Benefits of Dendrocalamus Asper
Given the strength of giant bamboo, making furniture out of this type of bamboo will always yield high-quality results. This variety also provides other benefits which are just as impressive:
- Food. The actual shoot of the bamboo can be cooked and eaten like a vegetable. When harvested young, it will give you a tender sweet flavour.
- Construction. When the bamboo reaches maturity, it is popular for building houses and bridges instead of wood. Bamboo is much sturdier and durable than wood and with fewer diseases, making it the perfect building material.
- Multiple uses. As well as its use in construction and food, the culm is perfect as a water container or cooking pot for a more rustic approach.
With the world moving towards a more eco-friendly environment, the many uses of the versatile Dendrocalamus Asper are essential for us and our planet.