More Pics of Bamboo Shooting
Here are some more pics showing the progress of the bamboo shooting I wrote about in What's Shooting? back in April. You will see a few new bamboos pictured as well. You can click on the thumbnails to view a larger image. The new shoots on my Fargesia robusta topped out between 12'-15'. That's one of the tallest F. robusta that I have seen, but I am hoping that the new shoots will increase in height next year. Fargesia scabrida topped out at about 8' here at the nursery. Partner Travis has one that topped out at about10'-11'. As they age, the leaf sheaths turn rust-red and the new shoots a blue-black. The foliage will continue to fill out over the summer. Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda had some nice new shoots topping out 12'-15'. Fargesia rufa topped out over 6' tall here at the nursery, with a canopy well over 6' wide. One of my customers has a more established plant that stretched to about 9' this year. Chusquea culeou 'Cana Prieta' is just about finished stretching up, and stands about 5' tall. I am expecting this bamboo to get about 10' tall at maturity.