Himalayan Blue Bamboo

Himalayacalamus hookerianus  Blue BambooHimalayacalamus hookerianus

Generally to about 20 feet tall, this bamboo has beautiful, slender blue canes with reddish highlights.   Its relatively upright habit makes this a great choice for small gardens, particularly in mauka locations.

Though it is happy in at least one low elevation location in Hilo, we are still more comfortable recommending it for higher, cooler areas of the islands.