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Arundinaria Genus

Bamboo

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Arundinaria genus (Bamboo). This genus has about 200 species of evergreen, rhizomatous perennials. They have lance shaped leaves with cross veins that give a tessellated appearance. They are sometimes grown as hedging as well as for ornamentation. The woody stems have many uses in the building trade. They have ringed joints on the stems which are very noticeable. The flowers are produced at varying intervals but are not decorative, after the flowering the stems will die down.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs or Bamboos

Origin

S. E . USA

Interest and use

Grown for hedging as well as for ornamentation. The woody stems can have many uses. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will thrive in a sheltered, not too dry situation in sun or shade.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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