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Picture showing some bamboo varieties

Posted by dragonfly_wings Z8 - Central TX. (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 6, 10 at 3:41

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

Bamboo varieties
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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RE: Picture showing some bamboo varieties

  • Posted by kudzu9 Zone 8b, WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 6, 10 at 11:21

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

RE: Picture showing some bamboo varieties

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.

RE: Picture showing some bamboo varieties

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?

RE: Picture showing some bamboo varieties

Do you mean Phy. glauca 'Yunzhu'? It gets brown spots on it, but it won't turn black like nigra.

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