One of the most enormous bamboo shoots ever seen has sprung up at Trebah.
It has a girth of over twenty inches and is already growing at more than a phenomenal foot every day. The Bamboo beast is expected to reach a giddy height of over eighteen metres by the end of the summer.
Our Head Gardener Darren Dickey, commented Our timber bamboo, Phyllostachys edulis, has thrown up some amazing new shoots with the largest diameter measuring a whopping 150mm (6inches). It has been an exceptional start to the year for our bamboo collection. The mild weather has meant bigger and better growth than ever before, this variety in particular really stands out.
President of the Bamboo Society, Ray Townsend, who visited last week, stated that these were the biggest shoots he has ever seen growing outside in the UK!