February 2020 in the Garden - Bamboo

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Douglas Justice's February 2020 in the Garden | UBC Botanical Garden blog highlighting bamboo in the garden has another half month when you can follow the Garden Explorer link to see easy links with photos for the plants mentioned. I'm not repeating here all the interesting things Douglas says in the blog. As well, there are in the blog some good photos displayed with a new photo viewer, which is also being used on the garden's home page.

    Here is Chusquea montana, Andean bamboo, on the entrance plaza. Egan Davis walked by as I was trying to decide if the shrubby-looking plant was the bamboo; he mentioned that the stems on this are solid, not hollow.
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    Pseudosasa humilis, dwarf bamboo, is one of the most aggressively spreading of all bamboos grown around here.
    Pseudosasa-humilis_UBCBG_Cutler_20200212_124011.jpg Pseudosasa_humilis_UBCBG_Cutler_20200212_124021.jpg

    Here is Shibatea kumasaca, from China, not mentioned in the blog. I would have named this Pseudosasa, as the leaves look like Sasa to me, but it looks better in the winter than the Sasa in the garden does.
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    Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda, walking stick bamboo, is my favourite, obviously not for the leaves, which I didn't photograph.
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    Orange and Chocolate
    Maybe it was lunchtime when Douglas wrote about these two.
    Here is Fargesia scabrida with sort-of orange-ish culm sheaths. Andy Hill told us that the tall bamboo in the third photo, planted recently amid the Pseudosasa humilis, is also Fargesia scabrida.
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    Borinda fungosa, chocolate borinda, only sort-of lives up to its name. Maybe it was my lunchtime.
    Borinda-fungosa_UBCBG_Cutler_20200212_140511.jpg Borinda-fungosa_UBCBG_Cutler_20200212_140424.jpg
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