Picture showing some bamboo varieties

dragonfly_wings(Z8 - Central TX.)June 6, 2010

I found this picture helpful in learning some of the bamboo varieties available. Maybe this has already been posted in this forum?

Variation in bamboo is mainly in the culms, as shown by this selection from Little Acre Farm in Howell Township. From left -

Phyllostachys aureosulcata

Phyllostachys glauca

Phyllostachys aureosulcata aureocaulis, golden crookstem

Phyllostachys nigra, black bamboo

Phyllostachys nuda

Phyllostachys aureosulcata spectabilis

Phyllostachys dulcis, sweetshoot bamboo

Pseudosasa japonica 'Tsutsumiana', green onion bamboo

Phyllostachys glauca yunzhu.

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to Picture Source and More Bamboo Info

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

If you want an extensive photo reference for a large variety of bamboo, browse the photo library at BambooWeb...

Here is a link that might be useful: BambooWeb Photos

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 11:21AM
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dragonfly_wings(Z8 - Central TX.)

Thanks for that link. It will come in handy.

However, for someone like myself who is new to bamboo varieties, it's helpful to see the culms side by side like in the above picture.
It's kind of like learning the basic ABC's for quick identification. This has its limitations as I'm sure some varieties are similar looking and not so easily distinguished by just looking at the culms. But it's a starting place.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 12:09PM
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Phyllostachys glauca

when i looked up pictures i had a hard time finding ones with a similar blue. im looking into some unique bamboo for next season and prepping for it, blue / black / yellow are what im going for. but anyhow does the glauca turn after a few years like the black bamboos?

    Bookmark   June 16, 2010 at 9:59AM
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Do you mean Phy. glauca 'Yunzhu'? It gets brown spots on it, but it won't turn black like nigra.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2010 at 11:46AM
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