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BAMBUSA

Image of Bambusa

Carol Cloud Bailey

Family

Poaceae

Botanical Name

BAMBUSA

Plant Common Name

Bamboo, Clumping Bamboo

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General Description

The bamboos are a perennial grasses originating in China and Japan. They can be of a clump or running growth habit. The size varies widely from 1 foot to 55 feet in height, and can be a compact clump to a widely running mass of plants. They tolerate a wide range of soils, moisture and light conditions, and may be used as border and screen.

Characteristics

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Plant Type

    Grass

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    1'-55' / 0.3m - 16.8m

  • Native To

    China, Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site, Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    None

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Bark Color

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Yes

  • Self-Sowing

    No