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 Post subject: Bamboo in St. Louis
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:24 pm 
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I have several marginal species for me (z6) in large pots: 20 gal or more. These are free to anybody who wants them and can pick up -- these are not shippable:

    Ph. viridiglaucescens
    Ph. nigra 'Henon'
    Ph. nigra 'Megurichiku' (very little black striping)
    Ph. lithophila
    Ph. heteroclada (not marginal here, but I have an extra one)
    S. yashadake 'Kimmei'
    Bashania fargesii

I really want to get rid of these, as I don't have the room, they're outgrowing their pots, and I'm tired of trying to keep them watered. I'll post on Craigslist soon, and in a few weeks if there are no takers I'll probably just cut them all down and mulch them.

Again, these are all free if you want to come pick them up.

If I do get to the "cut them up" stage, I may have pieces to ship, but I'll probably charge for that because of the hassle.

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 Post subject: Re: Bamboo in St. Louis
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:41 pm 
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Alan - Was it the cold or the heat that gave problems for the Bashania? Same issue as with Fargesias?

32c here yesterday but humidty not as bad as two weeks ago. I don't think I have seen it that hot here before. And we desperately need rain.

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 Post subject: Re: Bamboo in St. Louis
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:03 pm 
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Alan, it looks like that list contains some you may have obtained from me in response to a similar post! FYI, this year the Megurochiku has emerged as one of my prettiest bamboo now that it has some size, it has taken a while but it sure has the beautiful henon form, I only left about a half dozen culms but am now letting/encouraging it to move to another area then I'll cull behind it. Also the Bashania this year is very attractive, finally gaining some height and I am also glad I kept that one.

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 Post subject: Re: Bamboo in St. Louis
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:05 pm 
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Brad - My new 1 gallon Bashania from the spring I expected to be a thug. However it seems to be growing rather slowly though healthy enough. When does it become a thug? How's your qingchengshanensis faring?

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 Post subject: Re: Bamboo in St. Louis
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Brad -- you're right. All of these came from you. I'd try them in the ground here, but I just don't have space.

I suspect I'll be chopping them up in a month or less.

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 Post subject: Re: Bamboo in St. Louis
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:24 pm 
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johnw wrote:
Brad - My new 1 gallon Bashania from the spring I expected to be a thug. However it seems to be growing rather slowly though healthy enough. When does it become a thug? How's your qingchengshanensis faring?



My B fargesii was a vole buffet for the initial several years, I finally dug it out back to the original division and potted it after maybe 7-8 years of in-ground growth? Container grown for a year not knowing if there were any viable rhizome buds on those old rhizomes but it produced shoots so I replanted it a year later. Then it turned into a happy bamboo that has more than doubled in height but not run so much yet, is maybe 5m by 2cm now. The B quin is doing very well and I think I posted a photo here recently somewhere...

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 Post subject: Re: Bamboo in St. Louis
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:01 pm 
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Johnw, my Bashania fargesii is a puny little thing. Shot up two tiny shoots about 4 inches tall. I think we'll be waiting a bit for this one to size up.
Out of all those plants from Bamboo Garden, the Sasamorpha divisions did the best. Maybe field dug divisions come with more rhizome and may be the way to go in the future?
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 Post subject: Re: Bamboo in St. Louis
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:11 pm 
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TC - I just counted 4 shoots on the Bashania. The Sasamorphas - 1 dead, 2 with 3-5 shoots. The Sasa kurilensis is not shooting but leafing well, seems awfully late now to do any shooting.

Did you get your cleaned up? Fingers crossed here after removing most leaves.

I think if we could get to St. Louis with a truck we'd be loading up!

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 Post subject: Re: Bamboo in St. Louis
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:25 am 
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Well I'd be on your way there so save room for some sasa, indocalamus and more...

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 Post subject: Re: Bamboo in St. Louis
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You'd be my first stop needmore. I've thought about it many times but life's too busy right now. I think johnw and I would fill a tractor trailer if we ever head to the US.

TC in PEI

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 Post subject: Re: Bamboo in St. Louis
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:27 am 
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Wow... free bamboo that size and types would be gone in a day on Craigslist around here. One of the local boo collectors or sellers in Portland would take them off your hands for sure.

There is someone posting here that wants instant timber bamboo. Either Henon and Megurochiku would both be good for that. I do not know where they live though.

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