BAMBUSA MULTIPLEX ALPHONSE KARR - Probable
ultimate height in Southern California 20', Height in
habitat 35'. Only keeps leaves around 15 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeps canes
around 0 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Rhizomes
die around -10 to -5 degrees Fahrenheit. If growing
in the ground it prefers half sun, half shade. A clumping
bamboo - rhizomes will not run sideways.
soil depth required for a healthy plant. Unrestrained rhizome depth in moist soil 18" deep. 3/4" diameter decorative
yellow culms with green stripes, originally from China. New shoots are
often pink or
Wonderful hedge, bonsai subject, pot or tub specimen, friend & companion
for the anti-social, depressed &
angry as well as someone who
just wants a pretty plant. The erect culms are ornamental, leaf-free
bottom half & form dense
clumps of slightly arching branches covered with leaves toward the top. This plant is very
popular in the U.S., it being the best hedge bamboo for a 10-20' high barrier
warmish climate. In
California it takes 6 years in the ground & a lot of water for the plant
to get above 15' in
BAMBUSA OLDHAMII - One of the best bamboos for large, dense screens. Densely foliaged, fast growing to 25-45' tall erect clumps with canes reaching 4" diameter in Zone 9. In Zone 8 it will lose it's leaves in winter. In Zone 7 it will die to the ground, but then shoot back up in the spring. Clumping bamboo to 55' tall 4" wide straight vertical culms. Full sun. Low water needs but best if given an occasional irrigation. 15 degrees F.
BAMBUSA TEXTILIS (Weaver's Bamboo) - An extremely handsome clumping bamboo from China that arches gracefully at the tops of its 30-40' tall with 2" wide culms. The thin-walled culms, without branches on the lower half, provide for long straight culms of medium-wall thickness that are used for weaving and furniture. Culm growth occurs in summer with new culms having a light bluish cast before maturing to a pale green. Evergreen to 13 degrees F and thought to be root hardy below 0 degrees F. Plant in full sun. This is an excellent bamboo for use in a specimen planting or planted as a tall hedge. Bambusa textilis gracilis, an all-green bamboo often a hedge or screen 20-25' tall with 2" wide culms. BAMBUSA TEXTILIS GRACILLIS - Handsome bamboo, 25' tall and 1" diameter canes. Plant in full sun. Excellent for specimen planting or hedge. In Zone 8 it will lose it's leaves in winter. In Zone 7 it will die to the ground, but then shoot back up in the spring.
PHYLLOSTACHYS NIGRA - Fast growing runner 20-30' tall with 1-2 inch jet black when mature culms. Part sun light shade. Regular-little irrigation needs. May lose it's leaves in cold winter, even die to the ground in very cold winter, then shoot back up in the spring.
PHYLLOSTACHYS AUREA - Fast growing runner in warm climates, but less aggressive in colder climates. Provides a thick impenetrable grove when untrimmed. Light green canes turning golden when exposed to sun light, strong and upright. In colder regions forms tight groves but more open groves in warmer zones. Zones 7-11 mature canes to get over 30’ in height. May lose it's leaves in cold winter, even die to the ground in very cold winter, then shoot back up in the spring.