Fargesia Nitida Blooming!

shelbyvisionApril 17, 2013

I looked at my Fargesia nitida today to see if it was starting any new growth, and discovered it is blooming! This is at once exciting and depressing. I have only had it for 5 or 6 years, and it hadn't really had a chance to develop much. I have read that each species blooms at the same time worldwide. Have there been other reports of this species blooming?

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

F. nitida started flowering about 8-10 years ago. You either have one that is substantially delayed in flowering, or you have a seedling that was started from that former flowering and is doing it again. However, I am skeptical that a seedling would be flowering that soon.

Additionally, there are many cultivars of F. nitida, such as "Jiuzhaigou, "Gansu," "McClure," etc., and you may have one of them rather than the original, plain old F. nitida.

Please keep us updated over the next year or two in regard to what is happening with your plant. You may also wish to post on bambooweb.info as that is where the hardcore bambuseros hang out. You could get additional input there.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 2:39AM
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Thank you kudsu9 for the info. It is a cultivar. I can't
remember which one, seems like it had a German sound to it.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 10:38AM
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OK, I looked it up, and I'm reasonably sure it's 'de Belder'.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 1:09PM
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daveh_sf(San Francisco)

My F. nitida 'Eisenach' is starting to bloom.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 10:03PM
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This is exciting. I would also like to be informed of more pics if possible. Also curious if there will be seeds.If you got seeds from the bamboo, I wish to trade with you. I have some other Fargesia seeds at hand.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 8:42AM
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I just came back and noticed the replies. Thanks. Here's a picture of one of the flowers taken a few days ago.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 12:43PM
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