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Phyllostachys Genus

Madake

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilClay
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Phyllostachys genus (Madake). There are about 80 species of medium and large growing bamboos which are evergreen, the plants have spreading rhizomes. The leaves are lance-shaped with cross veins that give a tessellated appearance. The flowers are produced at varying intervals but are not decorative.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Bamboos

Origin

China

Interest and use

Used for hedging as well as for ornamentation. The woody stems can have many uses.

Cultivation

They will thrive in a sheltered position that is not too dry.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however particular cultivars should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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