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.

Thanks

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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
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shoveler

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
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