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): —

Common Name Clumping bamboo, Berg bamboo
Family Poaceae
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Hardiness Zone , , ,
Growth Habit
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 150" / 100" / --"
Growth Rate
Most Active Growing Season
Leaf Color
Soil Average, well drained, moist.
Exposure ,
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average
How Different? Clumping and more upright than other bamboos.
Landscape Value Use as a hedge, screen, barrier, or as a specimen.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks
Comments Wind tolerant. Can be used in coastal plantings. Does not tolerate high heat and humidity.