BALCOOA BAMBOO Bambusa balcooa
GIANT, POLES Origin: INDIA, NEPAL RARE
Up to 80' tall x 6 1/4" dia. Hardy to 18`F, FULL SUN SHOOTS EDIBLE
A beautiful, giant, thick-walled bamboo useful for construction. It has very large leaves and the poles have long arching tips which give it a very poetic appearance, like giant fishing poles. The long perpendicular branches can make the poles difficult to extract if the grove isn't regularly thinned. It is prized in India for use as scaffolding, beams, pillars and splits for wall panels for houses. It is probably the largest species which can grow in Tucson.

Call (520) 743-9879 or email: bambooranch@juno.com to set up appointments. Visits by appointment only. We have a large demo garden.