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Sunday, May 22, 2011

More bamboo shoots growing taller 22 May 2011

Just another update on the bamboo shoots. Some of them are almost done growing like the moso, and some of the potted ones. As long as we keep getting warm temperatures, they should grow pretty fast.

Moso bicolor: This is the first shoot that is twice as big as the original culms at around 2/3 inch in diameter so it should get up to a good 6-7ft as long as the weather holds up.

Moso ( main planting): The new shoots are breaking the 6ft mark now, and some of them should reach the 7-8ft mark based on how they look now.

Moso (seedling)

Phyllostachys Nigra: Similar diameter, but much taller than old culms since it has more energy to work with this year.

Phyllostachys aureosulcata (yellow groove): The main grove which is pretty weak this year probably because it is on an off year, and the divisions which are mostly putting up 1-2 shoots.

Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Spectabilis: These should get nice and bushy, and get up around 2ft tall. More shoots may come later this year at this stage.

Phyllostachys Bissetii: Not very impressive with just a small upsize this year.

Phyllostachys Vivax Aureocaulus rhizome division:
Phyllostachys Dulcis:

P Parvifolia: The field division is much farther along than the main grove. The main grove doesn't seem to be that much upsized since most shoots look around 1/2 inch in diameter, some a bit larger while they came up around 1/3 inch last  year, but they still gain a lot of diameter at this stage.

Here's the potted field division for comparison.

Phyllostachys Rubromaginata red margin bamboo:

Phyllostachys Propinqua Beijing: Very nice upsize from last year's fall culms. 

Pleioblastus viridistriatus: These are from rhizomes.

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