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by pokenei
Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 37222

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

I am leaning towards that bamboo being Moso at this point. Comparing my bamboo with Moso seedlings, I see the resemblance. They all have similar oral setae and the dark notch below it. I am not able to find close up photos of any Propinqua seedling or young leaves to compare, so can't rule it entire...
by pokenei
Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Will my P. Japonica recover after flowering a few years ago?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: Will my P. Japonica recover after flowering a few years ago?

Are those new growth seedlings? They sure look like it.
by pokenei
Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 37222

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

wufeng wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:47 pm This year my plant stopped flowering and start recovery.
That's interesting. But, it's only June, so it may still flower later, I think.

Anyway, here are the first few leaves of the unidentified shoot. Still cannot tell if it's Propinqua Beijing or Moso.
by pokenei
Fri May 27, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 37222

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

Are you sure it was 2005/6 and not 2015/16?
That means your bamboo have been flowering for 16/17 years. That's unheard of for me. Mine flowered and died in 2 years, but I had a small specimen.
by pokenei
Sun May 22, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos

Update: So, my bamboos were practically top killed (except for Nigra that I tarped that were stripped of by mice). Some culms do manage to releaf a little bit, but it's probably less than 0.1%. It's not much, but every leaf counts at this point. I'll wait until the shooting season is done before cle...
by pokenei
Fri May 20, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 37222

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

Ok, I will update in a month or two. This size shoot should end up with a culm 3 to 5 feet tall. By then, it should be distinguishable between Moso and Propinqua.
by pokenei
Thu May 19, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 37222

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

Tarzanus wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 4:45 am I think it is juvenile Moso shoot.
I wish it was Moso. But no, the shoot is not hairy. And as I said, the leaves of the existing culm are small. Moso have large leaves even as a seedling.
by pokenei
Wed May 18, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 37222

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

Curious to know how this bamboo is doing for everyone? Did your bamboo survived flowering and recovered? Did you have viable seeds that sprouted? I thought mine was a goner. But, I found one weakly bamboo that grew where my Moso used to grow. This spot is also overrun by my black bamboo. At first I ...
by pokenei
Mon Jan 31, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos

Yeah... It's been about a decade since I got Atrovagina and Parvifolia from you. Spring/Summer 2012 as I remember. My Parvifolia managed to reach 15/16 feet several years ago at its max height before a harsh winter top killed it. It was reduced to about 1/3 in height after top kill. This past summer...
by pokenei
Sun Jan 30, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos

That is definitely true that energy spent releafing takes away from new shoots. So far in SE Texas 8B, the lowest temperatures have dipped into the low 20s which has managed to halt new leaf growth and stunt shoot growth but nowhere close to being cold enough to leaf burn temperate running bamboos....
by pokenei
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos

I am ok with 100% leaf burn. Just hope it's not top kill, because that would be a set back for a couple of years growth.
by pokenei
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos

Well, we just had about 10 inches of snow overnight.
It's a bit late, but hopefully not too late. The leaves have already curled for nearly a week.
by pokenei
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos

January has been a brutal month for my area. There's been little to no snow for insulation, and many brutally cold days and nights. I did just gave them a dose of warm/hot water, but I doubt it would help given the continuing low temperatures for the weeks ahead with no reprieve in sight.
by pokenei
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo variety advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Bamboo variety advice please

There is way to get thick canes at limited height. Get large bamboo canes and top them off at the height you want. Two of my bamboo shoots snapped at 2 to 4 feet in height respectively (by who what, still mystery), but then I find them looking quite good. I think they'll look really nice in ceramic ...
by pokenei
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Latest Phyllostachys to shoot?
Replies: 19
Views: 3157

Re: Latest Phyllostachys to shoot?

It may have to do with the amount of precipitation.
Not sure about your place, but my area was particularly dry during month of May and early June.