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Thamnocalamus

A genus of clumping mountain bamboos from Asia and Africa. Shoots in the spring.
Thamnocalamus aristatus
Thamnocalamus tessellatus
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Thamnocalamus aristatus

(TAR) Attractive lacey bamboo from the Himalayas. Culms range from pale green to turquoise color, and branches are often reddish. Grows to 12' tall and is a clumper. Hardy to 5 degrees and does best with only half day sun.
Species descriptions/photos:  Thamnocalamus aristatus, Thamnocalamus tessellatusBamboo species descriptions  Thamnocalamus  aristatus  tessellatus

Thamnocalamus tessellatus click for photo of Thamnocalamus tessellatus

(TTS) Also known as Berg Bamboo in South Africa, where it is the only native. Grows 16' tall with 1" diameter culms. Retentive white sheathes leaves form an interesting pattern with triangles of dark green culm showing through. When grown in part shade, the culms bend over with the weight of numerous, closely spaced leaves. Hardy to 0 degrees.

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