More Pics of Bamboo Shooting

by philinshelton on June 17, 2009

in Bamboo Plants

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 robusta

Fargesia robusta

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.
8 here at the nursery

8' here at the nursery

Travis and his scabrida

Travis and his scabrida

Leaf sheath and culm close up

Leaf sheath and culm close up

Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda had some nice new shoots topping out 12'-15'.
New culms of Chinese Walking Stick bamboo

New culms of Chinese Walking Stick bamboo

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.
F. rufa about 6 tall here at the nursery

F. rufa about 6' tall here at the nursery

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.
Chusquea culeou Cana Prieta

Chusquea culeou 'Cana Prieta'

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