Native to the mountains of Chile and Argentina, Chilean Feather Clumping Bamboo resembles a giant clump of green feathers. Chilean Feather features lacy, dark green foliage with strong, solid culms that can grow to 20 ft. in height when mature. The shoots are tasty and the mature canes are used to make musical instruments, furniture, and fencing.
Latin Name: Chusquea culeo
Site and Soil: Bamboo grows well in sun or partial shade and is happy on all but very wet soils.
Hardiness: Chilean Feather is hardy to 0º F.
Size at Maturity: 15-20 ft. in height
Pests & Diseases: Bamboo is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: Not listed
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed