Velvet Leaf Bamboo – Dendrocalamus brandesii

We imported this bamboo from Thailand in 1992 and have been offering it continually since then.

Majestic and statuesque, it is a very dramatic specimen in the landscape, with beautiful silvery canes and dark green foliage.

In China the early shoots are considered delectable.

The shoots are exported commercially from Thailand where they are known as Phi-Bongyai.

Strong, straight canes upwards of 80-100 feet (10 inch diameter) are not uncommon on the Hamakua coast where some of our first plants went into the ground.

If you are looking for large diameter construction grade lumber this is better material than Giganteus in a similar size.d_brandisii1s