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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Update on the bamboos for 9 June 2011

Here's just an over view of how my bamboos are doing by species. Some shoots are getting up near 10 ft with more room to grow.

phyllostachys parvifolia: This one has a few 1 inch shoots, and many shoots are breaking the 8ft mark already. The division is well established.

Phyllostachys Propinqua Beijing: This one has a shoot approaching 10ft, and will likely get above that since it has very tall shoots for it's diameter. The largest shoots on here are only at 2/3, and this is a species that is likely to keep shooting through the summer/fall.

 Here's a couple of propinqua rhizome divisions taken this year.

Phyllostachys Dulcis: Also close to 10ft, but with 2 decent sized 1 inch diameter canes.

Phyllostachys Rubromarginata: Not much change from last year.

Phyllostachys Nigra Henon: Leafed back well, but not much size increase.

Phyllostachys Atrovaginata: Culms are solid 1 inchers, but still only around 5ft. It is one of the later shooters, and many newer shoot are also coming up in the last few days.

attached whip shoot divisions for atro.

Bare rhizome atro division
Phyllostachys edulis moso bicolor: This one looks like it may only make 3 out of 5 of it's shoots, but I'm not worried since they do generally produce more shoots throughout the year, especially once it goes in the ground. The biggest shoot is around 5/8 inch in diameter so it should get above 6ft.

phyllostachys vivax aureocaulus

Phyllostachys Nigra

phyllostachys kwangsiensis: They are still small and bushy.

Here's a similar aged moso seedling for comparison.

1 year old smaller moso seedlings.

Shibatea kumasaca

Bambusa ventricosa kimmei

Phyllostachys aureosulcata yellow groove division:

Moso: These are 6-7 week old shoots successfully transplanted which is a pretty amazing feat since it was done without stressing the plant or any leaf loss. As shown, it is leafing out very well only after 5 days.

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