Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda



Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda, Chinese Walking Stick Bamboo, was introduced to the United States in the mid 1990’s and is still relatively rare here.  The prominent culm nodes are the trademark of this bamboo, but its weeping habit and lacy foliage are also features that make it an outstanding ornamental. The culms are used for decorative walking sticks, furniture and crafts, and the fresh shoots are some of the most prized in China.  Native to the high plateaus of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, this bamboo is well adapted to the cool climate and acid soils of western Washington.  It is a very vigorous, fast-spreading bamboo under the right growing conditions, attaining a maximum height of 20’ and culm diameter of about 1” (a little greater at the nodes).  Does best in partial sun, and is reported hardy to 5 degrees F.

Available plants:

Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda #5
Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda #7
Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda #10
Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda #15
Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda #20