Bamboo Creations Nursery, Riddells Creek
Bamboo Creations Nursery, Riddells Creek

Oldhamii (Speedy Screen) Bamboo

Botanical Name: Bambusa Oldhamii

Description: Native to Southern China, Oldhamii Bamboo can block out a two to a three-storey house in under three years. One of Melbourne’s most significant and fastest-growing bamboo with large tropical leaves. Deep green foliage has smooth clumps and thick dark green culms (stems). This bamboo is commonly known as Speedy Screen due to its fast-growing nature and the ability to screen out unwanted views or create a valuable wind/sound break.

 A clean appearance with an erect growth habit and high-quality edible shoots. The Culms (Stems) are solid and great for furniture making, construction or crafts. Large mature Culms (Stems) can also look great in a vase for decoration. Oldhamii loves the room and can grow up to 3m wide if allowed. This is also a versatile bamboo as it can grow in just about any soil type. Ideal for our farmers and people with acreage to define areas, block or look great in the garden. Oldhamii can even assist with any erosion control.

Bamboo of all types from Bamboo Creations Victoria
Bamboo of all types from Bamboo Creations Victoria
Bamboo of all types from Bamboo Creations Victoria
Bamboo of all types from Bamboo Creations Victoria
20cm, 25cm, 30cm, 40cm
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  • Oldhamii is a rapid growing bamboo and can reach full height in about 2 - 3  years, depending on conditions and the size of the purchased pot. 
  • Water well and keep moist when planting until well established.
  • Love's a drink, including a good rainfall.
  • Relatively drought tolerant once established.
  • Not suitable for small areas due to its fast-growing nature and clump size (although the clump size can be controlled using a root barrier).
  • Oldhamii can be pruned to any height.
  • It can also be pleached to any height (remove the lower leaves leaving the bare culms (Stems)
  • To promote vigorous growth and more vibrant leaves, Fertilise regularly 
  • Keep well mulched.
  • Not suited to Small Pots or Small Planter Boxes 


Welcome to Bamboo Creations’ new website and Online Shop. Here you’ll find we have several bamboos we can have posted to you by Australia Post.

Do you know Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world? Wouldn’t you rather look at a beautiful green living plant than an everyday fence?

We also have many bamboo products you can purchase from our Online Shop.

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