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by needmore
Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Clumping Bamboo Footprint?
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Clumping Bamboo Footprint?

I find Chungii to be a very open clumper that tends to eat up space and will continue to expand the clump, my plan is to take divisions off to keep it where I want. The kanapaha for me was less open, but one day you'll have the same issue with it.
by needmore
Sat Jul 16, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo Experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Bamboo Experiment

A worthy experiment! I bet the cows will want to snack on it so the cages will surely be required! I've read multiple times that bamboo planted in berms like that tends to do very well. Good luck!
by needmore
Thu Jul 14, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Bamboo ID
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Bamboo ID

Especially tough in the juvenile phase!
by needmore
Thu Jul 14, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: red margin bamboo
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: red margin bamboo

Bamboo rhizomes will indeed pierce a pond liner if given the chance to do so.
by needmore
Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Bamboo ID
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Bamboo ID

Greetings, it's hard for me to say what you have, I think it most likely that it is Phy edulis, but in either case I think that the hardiness is quite similar between your 2 possible species based on my experience growing them both in USDA zone 5b/6a - most winters both would die fully back at my pl...
by needmore
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: red margin bamboo
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: red margin bamboo

But none of them can be planted in wet soils, they can be planted near wet soils and they might spread into them, but directly plant rhizomes in wet soils and I would expect them all to flunk...
by needmore
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Hello

Tony, nice to hear from you! Although growing bamboo in the UK looks challenging, you can grow a wide range of species and forms so I look forward to any pictures you may post. Too bad that the forum at this point is all but dead, once upon a time it was quite vibrant but now hardly anyone remains s...
by needmore
Thu Jun 09, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo Shooting Above Ground
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Bamboo Shooting Above Ground

Here I can't dig any holes as I'm essentially on solid lava, so I have to plant in mounds. After reading about it, I filed away that I should be careful when I add more to the mounds, add to the diameter not the height so much, being careful not to just pile it up on the existing mound or what your ...
by needmore
Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 35846

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

Right, I can't see from the photo but suggesting that he check for that, irrelevant if both have them though!
by needmore
Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 35846

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

Wouldn't Moso have large oral setae on young plants? Dunno, maybe Beijing does as well.
by needmore
Sun May 29, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Spectabilis in Zone 6a
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Spectabilis in Zone 6a

It should do well in zone 6a, in my z6a it really sized up quite nicely
http://needmorebamboo.com/?page_id=444
by needmore
Fri May 27, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 35846

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

I left my Indiana place in summer 2015 and my Beijing had been flowering then, I was considering it to be Li Yu Gan though and not Beijing but maybe both the same plant.
by needmore
Mon May 23, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: A moment of silence for all the dead and dying bamboos
Replies: 16
Views: 994

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

I don't miss that cycle, hope you get some decent culms this year.
by needmore
Thu May 19, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 35846

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

Obviously I can't say what that is but juvy Moso shoots might not be hairy, I grew some from seedlings and they were not hairy for a couple years amd lots of them started out with narrow leaves that had white stripes, the stripes always faded away.
by needmore
Mon May 16, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bambusa nana
Replies: 18
Views: 1814

Re: Bambusa nana

New shoot photos, nice dark maroon ring on this batch.
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b nana 5-15-22.jpeg