Dug some BIG bamboo today

Discussion in 'Poaceae' started by Coastal, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Coastal

    Coastal Active Member

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    Wow this was some great stuff... I dug about 4 clumps for my place, and 1 clump for someone else. I will get some pics tomorrow of it planted. It must be 30-40' tall, check it out!
     

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    ashizuru Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Great stand of Bamboo, where is it incidentally ?

    Ashizuru..........
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks like lawn turf digging on a big scale . . .

    What species of bamboo is it?
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Looks like Phyllostachys bambusoides. I grow this one and it's relatively easy to root prune for containment purposes, but still needs at least a 15' to 20' run to size up.

    Cheers, LPN.
     
  5. Coastal

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    LPN got it right. ;)
     
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    Its in Vancouver, Canada.
     
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    Very cool. I always wanted to go to a bamboo forest after watching a few samurai movies.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Culms look like those of P. vivax - the common "timber" bamboo of this area.
     
  9. Coastal

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    Yes they do look similar, but they are bambusoides.

    ;)
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Have they survived the transplanting? There doesn't seem to be a lot of root there, the clump looks very top-heavy, liable to fall over.
     
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    All but one clump survived, 100% my fault though, i got busy and didnt water enough one week, I imagine the root mass is still alive and it just aborted the shoots, so we will see what next spring brings.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    What characteristics make these P. bambusoides? I'm seeing ribbed culms with persisting white powder at the nodes.
     
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    The wall thickness is way to thick for Vivax, as well, historical data, this grove flowered and died in 1972 along with the rest of the bambusoides in the world. It also shoots very late in the season.

    Not to mention my friend is a bamboo expert and he said so. ;)
     

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