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Giant bamboo Dendrocalamus sinicus

Dendrocalamus sinicus Bamboo Seeds


Fresh Dendrocalamus sinicus bamboo seeds for worldwide delivery.


Latin Name: Dendrocalamus sinicus

Mature Height: 20-30 m

Diameter:  20-30 cm

Seed Harvest Time: May 2024

Germination Rate: 70% (Test done in May 2024) 

Seeds per gram: 6 seeds 


Dendrocalamus sinicus bamboo is the largest bamboo in the world. 


It grows natively in the Yunnan province of China. 


Dendrocalamus sinicus seeds are scarce. We send workers each year to search for sinicus flowering clumps in deep mountains, but we can only get hundreds of seeds when we are lucky enough. 


As it's so difficult to get, and seeds are shortly viable, we only offer this species in May-June each year. 


Dendrocalamus sinicus has two forms: straight form and twisted form. The seeds we are offering now are from the straight form. 



Dendrocalamus Sinicus: Description and Habitat


Dendrocalamus sinicus, one of the tallest bamboo species found in China, reaches impressive heights of 20-30 meters and diameters of 20-30 centimeters. Known for its drooping tips and distinctive features, this bamboo is highly sought after for various uses. Below is a detailed description and habitat information for this remarkable bamboo species.



  • Height and Diameter: The stalks of Dendrocalamus sinicus grow to 20-30 meters high and 20-30 centimeters in diameter.
  • Stalk Features: The tips of the stalks droop, and several nodes at the base often bear aerial roots arranged in rings. The internodes are cylindrical, with the lower nodes being shorter and often swollen on one side, causing a distinctive oblique intersection. Normal internodes on the lower part of the stalk measure 17-22 centimeters and are densely covered with white powder when young. Each node has a ring of golden-brown silky hairs, 3-4 millimeters wide.
  • Branches: Branches start 3-5 meters above the ground, with the main branches often underdeveloped.
  • Sheaths: The stalk sheaths are thick, leathery, and initially yellow-green, longer than the internodes, with sparse soft hairs on the back and small bristly hairs between the veins on the front. Sheath auricles are underdeveloped, and the ligules are 6 millimeters high. The sheath blades are upright and slightly spreading, with sparse soft hairs on the back and small bristly hairs between the veins on the front.
  • Leaves: The ultimate branches have about eight leaves. Leaf-sheaths are hairy when young, becoming glabrous later. Leaf auricles are absent. The ligules are 1.5-2 millimeters high. Leaf blades are 20-40 centimeters long and 4-6.5 centimeters wide, sparsely covered with soft hairs or nearly glabrous on both surfaces, featuring 10-13 pairs of secondary veins.
  • Flowers: The flowering branches are either leafless or sometimes have leaves, forming large panicle-like inflorescences. Each node bears one to several false spikelets. Branch internodes are 2-4 centimeters long and covered with soft hairs. Spikelets are slightly flattened, 3-3.5 centimeters long, 6.5-7.5 millimeters wide, tapering to a pointed tip, and contain 5 or 6 florets. The uppermost floret retains only the outer glume. The glumes are 1.2-1.5 centimeters long, with small hairs on the back, multi-veined, and have a small pointed tip. The lemma is similar but longer (1.7-2.5 centimeters). The palea has two ridges on the back with five veins between the ridges and a two-lobed tip. Filaments are 1.5-3 centimeters long, either free or fused at the base to form an easily separable filament tube. Anthers are 8-12 millimeters long. Styles are very long, with a single stigma.

Habitat: Dendrocalamus sinicus is native to the southern and southwestern parts of Yunnan, China. It thrives in regions with altitudes ranging from 650 to 1000 meters.


Cultivation and Uses: This species is not only admired for its impressive height but also for its versatility and usefulness in various applications. Whether for ornamental purposes, construction, or crafting, Dendrocalamus sinicus is an excellent choice.


For more information or to purchase Dendrocalamus sinicus seeds, contact us by email or whatsapp. 

  • Read Before Ordering

    1. Make sure you are able to import bamboo seeds before placing an order. The import rules in each country is different, pls contact your agricultural departments or responsible departments for details. 
    2. Phytosanitory Certificate is usually required by most countries. You only need to pay for 1 phyto cert for 1 shipment, no matter how many species you order. 
    3. If you are not able to find out the import rules in your country, try to contact us by Email or WhatsApp before your order. 

    All the bamboo seeds we offer are tested frequently to ensure viability. If seeds fail to germinate, pls provide us pictures/videos, we replace or refund. 


    We ship our seeds worldwide.

    The default shipping rate is by EMS (Express Mail Service of Post Office). It's the cheapest express, but no guarantee on delivery time during the pendemic period. If you want to recieve the seeds faster and dont mind higher cost, pls contact us for quote on DHL, UPS or Fedex. 

  • Delivery Time

    We ship our orders within 1 week after payment. 

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