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Unidentified bamboo

Posted by shoveler AL 7b (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 19, 07 at 22:40

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.


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RE: Unidentified bamboo

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 and scroll down to the phyllostachys section. Propagation info can be had at the forum there. Look forward to seeing you!

RE: Unidentified bamboo

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.

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