Oldhamii – Bambusa oldhamii
A very hardy and fast growing bamboo. Oldhamii is a reliable grower, forming a dense upright clump. This variety makes a privacy screen or windbreak. Very cold tolerant, grows well in southern parts of Australia and the tropics.
Grown commercially for timber poles and edible shoots.
Oldhamii can also make a ornamental feature in any garden with its lush foliage and waxy/green poles.
Growing tips: Bamboo is hardy and will grow in most soil conditions. Applying a good organic fertiliser and mulch will encourage fast, healthy growth.