Bambusa ventricosa

Buddha Belly

55' tall, 3" dia culms, good to 18° Fahrenheit

Some forms are dwarf with swollen internodes and used for potted plants, bonsai or small specimens, while others revert to a giant form. This is a very drought hardy as well as wet tolerant plant once established. The giant form is an incredible sight to behold. Huge weeping growth habit requires a large planting area. This plant can quickly become the largest plant mass in a landscape in as few as 5 years under ideal growing conditions!

Bambusa ventricosa   Bambusa ventricosa culm bases