Unidentified bamboo

shovelerFebruary 19, 2007

Can anyone point me towards help in identifying what kind of bamboo I have gotten my hands on?

The stalks look to top out at around 30-35 feet tall and are maybe 5 to 6 inches in diameter on the largest culms. Also, they are very green and smooth looking.

Any advice is appreciated. I am mostly interested in propagation.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brian_k(z6 OH)

A picture would be most helpful. But... It could be moso, bambusoides, henon, vivax. All of those are members of the Phyllostachys genus and are timber bamboos. They usually get taller than 35 feet though. Go to http://bambooweb.info/Plants.php and scroll down to the phyllostachys section. Propagation info can be had at the forum there. Look forward to seeing you!

    Bookmark   February 19, 2007 at 11:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hello again,

Thanks for the information. I still haven't identified their type, but I am trying two different methods of propagation I found in Wyman's Garden Encyclopedia.

Identifying the type is harder than I thought it would be. I didn't appreciate the number of bamboo types there are.

Anyway, thanks for answering my question.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2007 at 7:26PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Alternate plant suggestion for bamboo which is not...
Detail question about propagating from rhizomes
Hi there by accident I came across some rhizomes of...
Bamboo Resilience
Last spring I picked up a clumping bamboo from a plant...
Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake, F
bamboo books?
I was wondering if anyone could recommend some books...
Screening bamboo?
Don't know much about bamboo (except not to use the...
Sponsored Products
Bimini Jim Dining Chair Pair with Cushion
Thousand Arm Kwan Yin Bamboo Blinds - 72 Inch, Width - 72 Inches
$79.00 | Bellacor
Two-Person Bamboo Picnic Basket
$59.99 | zulily
3'x16' XL Runner Ivory Super Oushak Bamboo Silk Handmade Oriental Rug Sh20053
1800 Get A Rug
Hayden Rug 3'9" x 5'9" - IVORY
$999.00 | Horchow
Shangri-La Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire Fans
$429.95 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™