Oldhamii - Sweet Shoot Bamboo (Bambusa Oldhamii)
Oldhamii is a large screening bamboo growing tall straight and providing a barrier from noise and pollution With sufficient water culms can be 50-100 mm wide. New shoots can be harvested, cooked and eaten. Recommended for boundaries on larger properties not small suburban areas.
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- Grows FAST 10-15 metres
- Large straight and green
- Position-All - perfect large screen
- Edible shoots & construction poles
Bambusa Oldhamii, also known as Oldhamii Bamboo or Oldham’s bamboo, is a giant timber like bamboo. This bamboo is ideal as a noise barrier and decreases air pollution. When caring for an Oldhamii bamboo, you can expect the shoots to grow up to fifteen metres high with a diameter of up to ten centimetres. These clumps grow rapidly in the warmer months; they have short and thick branches and long green leaves. Harvesting and cooking baby shoots is an old Asian practice that holds many health benefits.
Tips Regarding Bambusa Oldhamii
To ensure the best care for your bamboo, we have compiled a brief list of tips that you can follow.
- For the first two weeks of your planting your Oldhamii bamboo, make sure to water it enough and be careful of overwatering it. We recommend watering your bamboo weekly and deeply instead of regularly and for shorter times
- Bamboo usually requires partial to full sun. Depending on the area and climate, it’s best to have four or more hours of full sun to ensure the proper growth of your tree.
- You can add manure or compost to your soil a few days before planting your bamboo tree. As this specific type prefers a more clay dense soil, you might want to work in a small amount of organic matter into the ground for maximum benefits.
Low maintenance does not always mean no maintenance. Where truly little is needed to keep your Oldhamii Bamboo happy, you still have to take care of it. While you don’t have to fertilise and prune your tree regularly. These bamboo trees grow in clumps, meaning their roots expand underground. One damaged shoot may affect the rest of your plant and damage the whole group altogether. So, be sure to always check for bugs, fungi and rust while watering your trees.