Which Indian/ Asian Bamboo species grow to 1.5"-2" inch diameter have thicker segment wall & high lateral strength?

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There are various bamboo varieties across the region. So far, we have been unable to get clarity on this from various on line sources & books. We are trying to approach some groups locally who might have more knowledge and will post back once we have more info.

  • We are thinking of having them as naturally growing separators / walls/ fences, as well as use them in various ways for landscaping.

    • Strength & higher ability to withstand high winds & monsoon is a good point as well
    • Additional pro of keeping out small creatures without building & maintaining wooden fences
  • Maybe a bunch of them can hold up a hammock and/ or some other visually different landscaping ideas :) e.g. A friend of mine does Vertical Gardens, so maybe add some of that to the mix.

    • I can post a link about vertical gardens if needed. But, this is more long term idea when they've grown & are strong enough

We'd like Indian Bamboo that is laterally strong & stiff at the 1.5-2" diameter i.e. Bamboo with a "thicker segment wall"?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is really a structural engineering question rather than a gardening or landscaping question.
    – Escoce
    Jan 7, 2016 at 15:21
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    @Escoce - we don't really know that, although it is a fair assumption. But the question might mean the asker wants to know which bamboo is less likely to break in high winds, despite having thinner stems. There's just not enough info in the question really.
    – Bamboo
    Jan 7, 2016 at 16:04
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    @AlexS hi there, then please explain what your purpose is. It will help a lot.
    – Escoce
    Jan 7, 2016 at 18:32
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    Then you want a bamboo that grows to 1.5-2 inches with a thicker segment wall. I don't have that answer but it may help those who know those characteristics.
    – Escoce
    Jan 7, 2016 at 18:42
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    If we assume that you want to grow this bamboo, your question is a plant-rec, entirely on topic.
    – J. Musser
    Feb 10, 2016 at 2:40


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