what are these?

baseballfan2June 22, 2008

Could someone let me know what these bamboo are called? The first one, I found in an avocado grove. It was dumped there by a ladscaping company. Their loss, my gain. The second one, I was given by my neighbor. It is a runner and I probably won't know how big it will get for a couple of years.

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

The first one could be Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr.' The second one is likely some form of shrub bamboo, like Pleioblastus viridistriatus, which means it will get maybe 3' tall at maturity. The third one looks like so many other green bamboo -- possibly a Phyllostachys -- that it's not identifiable from that photo. With a closeup of a shoot and another of the branching structure at the nodes, it might be possible to narrow it down.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2008 at 1:09PM
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Are the first and second pics the same plant? looks like my b. vulgaris vittata but could be so many things. When it starts sending out big shoots in your zone 10 you will know more. Nodes look a little compressed on that runner. Good find.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2008 at 7:00PM
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