(Chinese Walking Stick)
- Height: 12 - 18 feet (4 - 6m)
- Max. Diameter: 3/4" (2cm)
- Hardiness: -10°C (14°F)
- USDA Zone: 8a
- Light: Partial Shade
The swollen disk like nodes gives this bamboo its ornamental attraction. Each node flairs out to twice the diameter of the culm. With a canopy of slender leaves, the culms arch outward like an emerald water fountain. A truly rare and stunning bamboo.
Native to the Sichuan province of China, it grows among rainforest covered valleys. It's unique shape is used to make canes and walking sticks. Hence giving it the name 'Chinese Walking Stick'.
The name of this plant originates from the Latin word 'Tumi' meaning 'bulging'. Which describes the bulging nodes on this bamboo.
This bamboo requires a mild climate and shade from the hot afternoon sun. To truly appreciate this bamboos qualities, it is recommended to give it a large growing area
Looking through a grove of Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda.
Closer look at node.
Young plant with slightly smaller swollen internodes.