Thamnocalamus tesselatusThamnocalamus tesselatus

Thamnocalamus tessellatus

This is a clumping bamboo from South Africa. It forms upright, dense clumps with 1 inch wide canes, or culms. It grows 12 to 15 feet tall and spreads 5 to 10 feet wide. They are very wind tolerant and can be used in coastal plantings.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 150″ / 100″ / –“
Exposure: Part Shade, Part Shade
Bloom Time(s): —

SKU: THMTES Categories: ,
Common Name Clumping bamboo, Berg bamboo
Family Poaceae
US Patent # --
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth Habit Upright
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
How Different? Clumping and more upright than other bamboos.
Landscape Value Use as a hedge, screen, barrier, or as a specimen.
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 150" / 100" / --"
Soil (Garden) Average, well drained, moist.
Water (Garden) Average
Comments Wind tolerant. Can be used in coastal plantings. Does not tolerate high heat and humidity.