Ever on the lookout for bamboo in places travelled, I unexpectedly ran into bamboo in one of the hottest, driest places in the U.S., Las Vegas. Its was in the 109 to 111 degree range when I was there this past weekend.
The first picture is of a beautiful Bambusa oldhamii 'Giant Clumping Timber Bamboo'. Grows to about 40 to 45 feet. This was taken at Ceaser's Palace.
Second picture is of a hedged Bambusa multiplex 'Hedge Bamboo', a clumping bamboo that grows 15 to 20 feet tall, used for privacy. The picture was taken at the Springs Preserve, outside their sustainability exhibit building.
Wasn't expecting to see bamboo in Las Vegas, but they looked great, surprisingly enough.
Mad Man Bamboo Nursery