Gigantochloa Atter 6 seeds, Edible Sweet Black Clumping Giant Bamboo

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Gigantochloa atter
Also known as: Giant Atter, Sweet Bamboo, Black Bamboo

Here is a dense tropical clumping bamboo native of Malaysia. In Indonesia (Java and Sumatra), it is commonly cultivated in village areas. When mature it will have dark green culms of 15-22 m high and 5-10 cm in diameter. Culm internodes are thin-walled and are on average 40–50 cm long. The lower part of the culms develop aerial roots from the nodes. Many clustered branches at the nodes with 1 larger dominant branch. Leaves are lance-shaped and are on average 20-44 cm long and 3-9 cm wide.
Young shoots are purplish pink in color with green blades on culm sheaths. Young shoots are consumed as a vegetable while the stems are used for making furniture, musical instruments and other handicrafts.
The flowers are pollinated by Wind.

Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained moist soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. USDA hardiness zones 9-11.

This offer is for 6 seeds.