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Borinda boliana
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Borinda boliana

Himalayan Blue Mountain Bamboo

Item #: 8115

Zones: 8a to 9b, at least

Height: 600" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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(syn: Yushania boliana) We have longed for hardy clumping bamboo of Sasquatch proportions and, thanks to Jackie Heinricher at Boo-Shoot Gardens, we have it. Our 3-year-old clumps of the deer-resistant Borinda boliana have already reached 10' tall, with 0.5-1" diameter arching blue-green culms. In warm temperate climates, mature plants of Borinda boliana should top out at 50' tall, so don't plant these under power lines or airline flight paths. Our Borinda boliana plants, however were burned back at 9 degrees F, despite prior information to the contrary. Conversely, they have thrived through 3 consecutive weeks of above 100 degrees F heat and humidity in full sun. We are ecstatic about this new marlin-sized fishing poles, biomass fuel potential, and a quick way to hide your untidy neighbors!