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So, How many bamboos do you have ???

18 years ago

Hello fellow bamboo people,

I am curious to see how many bamboos and what species and cultivars people have.I know this is a tedious task for some of you who have a gazillion bamboos but it would be appreciated.It doesn't matter if you have only 1 or 100+ please feel free to post what you are growing and what zone you are in. Thank you.

Koniferkid

Comments (102)

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Me too, me too...any UK bamboo-ers want to share?

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Sounds good to me Kon... maybe we can make a trade. I deal in PC components occasional, HDs (ide/scsi), DVD/RW combo drives, video cards ,17,19 and 21 inch flat glass monitors. Maybe I can strike up a deal or 2 with other boo growers.
    Take care
    CJ

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  • 18 years ago
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  • 18 years ago
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  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    errr..mmmm.. I'm speechless....

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  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    What I have:

    Drepanostachyum
    D. khasianum

    Fargesia
    F. nitida
    F. nitida "Anceps"
    F. rufa

    Indocalamus
    I. tesselatus

    Phyllostachys
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    P. mannii (decora)
    P. nuda
    P. rubromarginata

    Pleioblastus
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    P. chino murikamiensis "kanzakan"
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    Pseudosasa
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    S. palmata
    S. senanensis
    S. veitchii

    Sasaella
    S. masamuneana "albostriata"

    Semiarundianaria
    S. fastuosa "viridis"

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    Arundinaria
    A. gigantea
    A. tecta

    Fargesia
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    Himalayacalamus
    H. damarapa

    Phyllostachys
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    Pleioblastus
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    Pseudosasa
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    I thought I had more species/varieties than this, but inventorying them reveals that I'm actually coming up short! I had 35 types at one point, and a number of 'boos that have come and gone through selling, etc. But I definitely don't have 50 kinds of 'boo on my property at this writing. Guess I'll go scouting for new stuff to make up the difference. heh heh

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hey aaaaaaa1, is that Guadua you have the striped variety? If so, it is on my wish list...just havn't aquired it yet along with the other 9 species that I desire.

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    aaaaaaa1-
    I'd love to try Guadua. I'm just waiting for global warming to improve my growing climate...

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Here's a fairly old list ( the only one that would copy and paste) , once again the Uk climate is favorable to growing large numbers of bamboo, none will reach anything like the size possible in the USA or need the ammount of control. The semi-tropical stuff dose grow here but only just and is whey smaller than when grown in the right climate.

    I promised myself, to stop counting at 100, promised the wife to stop at 200, and now have no idea, apart from it's above 250-!

    On another note, I've had amazing problems with the naming of bamboos, mainly green phyllostachys, the UK bamboo stock is completely messed up , the ammount of times I've bought new stock only to find out a few years later that it's somthing it is'nt. Is there the same problem you're way.
    The only UK supplier's to trust David Cramptom, Mike Bell, and from Belgium, Jos v.palen.

    Cheer's

    AMPLEOCALMUS
    scandens
    BAMBUSA
    multiplex 'fernleaf'
    multiplex 'alphonse karr'
    ventricosa
    BASHNIA
    fargesia
    BORINDA
    albocera
    CHIMONOBAMBUSA
    marmorea
    marmorea 'variegata'
    quadrangulars
    quadrangularis 'nagamineus'
    hejiangensis
    CHUSQUEA
    culeou
    culeou'quilla'
    culeou 'purple splender'
    culeou 'goliath'
    cummingii
    breviglumis
    macrostachya(culeou)
    montana(culeou)
    valdiviensis
    DREPANOSTACHYUM
    microphyllum
    khasianum
    porcatus
    FARGESIA
    denudata
    dracocephela
    murieliae
    murieliae 'jumbo'
    murieliae 'simba'
    nitida
    nitida 'de belder'
    nitida 'nymphenburg'
    nitida 'eisenach'
    nitida 'gansu 2'
    nepalensis/ th. spat sub
    robusta
    robusts 'red sheath'
    rufa
    utilis
    juzhaigou 2
    HIBANOBAMBUSA
    tranquillans
    tranquillans 'shiroshima'
    HIMALACALAMUS
    falconeri
    falconeri 'damarapa'
    INDOCALAMUS
    hamadae
    latifolius
    longgiauritus
    solidus
    tessellatus
    PHYLLOSTACHYS
    arcana 'lutosulta'
    aurea
    aurea 'koi'
    aurea flavenscens inversa
    aurea holocrysa
    aureosulta spectiblis
    aureosulta aureocaulis
    aureosulta 'harbin'
    bambusoides
    bambusoides castillonis
    bam- castillonis inversa
    bam- kawadana
    bam- holochrysa
    bam- marliacea
    bam- varigata
    bam- sub varigata
    bam- f. lacrima deae
    bam- castiollins inv varigata
    bissettii
    decora
    edulis
    edulis bi-colour
    edulis pos nibishema
    flexuosa
    glauca
    hetroclada
    humilis
    nidularia
    nigra
    nigra henosis
    nigra boryana
    nigra megurochiku
    nuda
    meyeri
    propinqua
    rubromarginata
    rivalla
    sulphera ry
    stimulosa
    violascens
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    chino
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    simoni
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    QIONGZHUEA
    tumidissionda
    PSEUDOSASA
    amablis
    japonica
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    japonica akebon
    tsutsumiana
    owatarii
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    palmata nebulosa
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    ramosa
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    crassinodus
    key beauty
    merlyn
    langtang
    spathiflorus
    tessellatus
    YUSHANIA
    anceps
    anceps 'pitt white'
    maculata
    mailing
    chungii
    MONSTROCALUMS
    sichuanensis

    p. gauntletti
    ph. aureosulta 'alata'
    ph. ex jos v d p/ shangi3
    p. auricomus

    p. shibuyanus 'tsuboi'
    ch. macrophylla inter
    f. adpressa
    albocerea no. 2
    albocerea no. 3 a
    f. angustissima
    b. frigidorum
    b. papyrifera
    f. perlonga
    kr 4206
    f. scabrida
    f. edulis/yunnan 4
    kr 4206 yulongshensis
    sinobambusa sichuanensis
    th.crass gossinkund
    ph. iridescens
    yunnan 5
    kr 5287
    ph. praecox 'virdisulta'
    ch. quad svow
    sich funghomi
    bashina quingshan-
    ph. arcana
    ph. atrov-
    ph. aureosulta
    Bs. quingshanshensis
    Athrostylidium nailbusnse
    Br. maccluriana , 4clones
    Br frigidorum
    B. vulgaris
    Ch. ramaosasa
    Dr. falcatum
    ot. acuminata 'Aztecorum'
    ch. pitterie
    F. aff papy ( a173)

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Makj: WOW! You made alot of us jealous here on the other side of the pond.Cheers and thanks.If you want to post any pictures in the gallery it would be really nice.

    Koniferkid

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Nice collections there! Cady, what happened with your A. gigantea? I thought that it was supposed to be so ultra hardy. I had high hopes for it here, but maybe too much hope. I know it's slow to establish, so maybe that's part of what happened. Also I guess the species varies a lot in hardiness.

    Makj, I think there are mix-ups here too but I bet if I had as many bamboo as you I'd probably notice it even more. So far I've gotten suspicious ID's on several green Phyllostachys. I do think that most of our Phyllostachys were introduced into the US by McClure and so were initially correctly identified & named. I imagine a few mix-ups have occured since. ;)

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Oops. I forgot -- I have Fargesia murielae too. It's tucked in a corner and is only 3' tall at this time, so it slipped my mind.

    Thuja, I think I managed to destroy the A. gigantea by planting it in a spot that got too little light and water and too much wind. It barely survived the first winter, and the fragile shoots that showed up the following spring withered within weeks of coming up. I haven't been able to get a replacement since. I saw a stand of "tecta" along the Chattahoochee River in Georgia, last summer, and was tempted to dig some up, but didn't have time.

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hey aaaaaaa1,
    GUADUA AUGUSTIFOLIA is a tropical 'boo. So do you have it in a pot to be brought inside on frost nights or What. I also am in zone 9 between Ocala and Leesburg.

    countrynest

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    makj,
    Your list makes me wish I lived in a milder climate! Ah well. I just was poking around the garden and came across two Shibatea kumasaca tucked away in the bushes. So, at least I can add that to my above list. And I just remembered that I managed to lose two Hibanobambusa tranquillens "Shiroshima" a couple years ago, so add that to my "Bamboos I've Killed" list!

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Bambusa :

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    Asper

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    Aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

    Most og my collection have been set in the ground now for about 3 years. This year and next I'm prepared for the most growth.

    Joshua

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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    Pseudosasa Japonica 'Tsutsumiana'

    These have been in the ground two years. The first year, everything died to the ground, Last year it mostly died to the ground. I think these will slowly size up and survive better in the winter.

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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    Pleioblastus viridistriatus
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  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    About 95 taxa. Not quite as many as eucalyptus.... nowhere near as many as cacti! Yes, I'm crazy.

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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    Dave

  • 18 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    So good to know you're okay! Thanks for letting us know.

  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I've gathered quite a collection in less than a year. But I have to get my irrigation in before I can plant these. All are in 15 gallon to 31 inch box size. So my Moso is about 6 years old and I have 30 plus new shoots this year over 1.5 inches. It needs the ground.
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  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    That is quite a collection! I have 15 varieties that you also have.

    Including some Othello, still in a pot.

    Kt

  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I have a wonderful lucky bamboo!!!!! The mosquitos just love it!!!
    I cant wait to add Heavenly bamboo to my list....
    Some of you people are like Meth addicts....
    boometh addicts...

  • 17 years ago
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  • 17 years ago
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  • 17 years ago
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  • 16 years ago
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  • 16 years ago
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    What colour is it, yellow, green, with white stripes?

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  • 16 years ago
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    I don't have any way to post pictures. It's yellowish with green stripes. Maybe guadua angustifolia bicolor? Just a guess from the pics posted. I'll know more once it gets to growing well.

    How do ya'll keep your bamboos from taking over the world? That's part of the reason I stay away from them, I've seen yards here that were solid bamboo, doesn't seem to matter what variety, they like the climate and take off! Plus I don't need ANOTHER plant addiction! Got started on palms this year and now there are 5 waiting to be planted.
    Tally HO!

  • 16 years ago
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    Wow...2005 to present... nice thread.
    Take care

    Several mentioned possibilities of lending a hand to a fellow booer (me) for some samples :-)

    Offers still valid?
    Thanks

  • 16 years ago
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    Beachplant, it is most likely a clumper and won't need a barrier, so don't worry, it won't take over your yard.

    Sounds like Bambusa multiplex 'Al Karr' a common yellow bamboo with green stripes. In your area it could also be Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata' or PAINTED BAMBOO which gets much large than Al Karr.

    There are a few others that fit that description but Guadua angustifolia bicolor has 'thorns' on it which is a giveaway, so I don't think it is Bi-colour. When young, the culms tend to be more green with yellow stripes instead of the opposite.

    How large it the 'mother' clump? What size culms, thickness and height??

    CJ, where have you been?? Good to see you're still around. How are your boos doing??

    Kt

  • 16 years ago
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    5 here.

    Timor Black
    Java Black
    Ghost
    China Gold
    Gracilis

    too lazy to type in the botanical names.

  • 16 years ago
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    Ghost = Henon?

  • 16 years ago
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    I'm good thanks... Been over worked and underpaid!! lol... Had a few back surgerys as well... falling out of perfectly good planes for a living is never a good idea :( but back is near 90% these days.

    Asper and Lako I receiced way back never made the trip... hoped they would show some signs of life but after nearly a year... nothing. I think boonut sent them. I forget.

    I'm not getting a notice of reply here either ...weird.
    Well... any boos in need of a new adoptive home... just hollar :-) think you mentioned a while back that you would send me some samples :-).
    Take care

  • 16 years ago
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    Hi

    Ghost = Dendrocalamus minor var 'Amoenus'

  • 16 years ago
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    I've not seen the clump mine came from. Right now I have a 5 gallon pot with about 8 stalks, they appear to have been cut off and have some foliage, about 4' tall. Didn't see any thorns. I was a bit worried cause the bi-color seemed a might larger than I want in the yard. There are some new sprouts coming up.
    How much sun?
    Tally HO!

  • 16 years ago
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    Full sun to part shade would be best if planted in the ground, but being in a pot, you could give it less sun, which would help keep the soil from drying out too fast when you are away for a while.

    Al Karr gets about 18 to 20 feet here west of Houston, but for you it might reach 25 feet. Is that too tall?

    It will have thorns if it is bi-color, even when it is small, and bi-color is quite rare here. I have some in a pot but know of no one else in Texas that grows it.

    I'm still leaning toward Al Karr.

    Kt

  • 16 years ago
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    Guess I have seven-

    Bambusa bambos
    Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'
    Bambusa vulgaris 'Wamin'
    Bambusa multiplex
    Bambusa vulgaris 'Wamin Striata'
    Dendrocalamus asper 'Betung Hitam'
    One unknown species-should probably post a pic somewhere & see if I can get it identified

  • 16 years ago
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    I can live with 25'. I'll stick it over in the back corner. AM sun. If possible I stick everything in the ground! Might as well, as you know, here in Texas in a pot just means the roots grow through the bottom & the plant is forever stuck in the pot!
    Where are you at anyway KT? I'm on the island. Are you going to the Ft. Bend trade this weekend?
    Tally HO!

  • 16 years ago
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    Just remember, as I mentioned, it could also still be Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata' PAINTED BAMBOO, among two others that I grow here. These are B. eutuldoides 'Viridivittata'
    and B. pervariabilis 'Viridistriatus' both getting about the same in height here, around 25 feet, but are a bit less cold hardy than Al Karr.

    We are located about 75 miles west of Houston,

    We can't make it to the Ft. Bend trade this weekend due to prior engagements, but would like to go. How about you, will you be going?

    I have been to Maas Nursery in Seabrook, on many occasions, they have a pretty good selection of bamboo there.

    Keep me posted on your bamboo, as I am interested to see which one it will turn out to be, yet I still believe it is Al Karr, but you never know.

    Kt

  • 16 years ago
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    I love Maas! Though sometimes their prices are a bit much.
    I'm going to be at the Ft. Bend trade, this is the first time I've gone to it. I go to Galveston County and to Mercer.
    This is my first venture into bamboos, I have too many other addictions! Now I have to find room for all these bamboos I want now!
    Tally HO!

  • 16 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Yes, I have many plant addictions also, but bamboo is by far the biggest addiction.

    You should be able to grow even more clumpers in your area than I can here. Runners might do too well for you, and you might have to spend a lot of time keeping them contained.

    Look into the Bambusas, there are many to choose from to add to your collection. B. chungii has blue-ish culms, very beautiful. B. oldhamii gets very tall and grows very erect, with no leaning outward and the culms can get over four inches thick. There are some with green culms, yellow culms, green with white stripes, green with yellow stripes, yellow with green stripes, etc.

    Kt

  • 16 years ago
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    Thanks KT, as if my other plant addictions aren't bad enough ya'll have me wanting bamboos now! I just went to my favorite nursery & got some new bromeliads I didn't have (or need for that matter!). I just have to road trip to Maas don't I? Then of course off to Lousiana for the nurseries there....
    I need a bigger yard!
    No runners for me, you can NOT contain them down here. One of my plant traders put one in his yard, it's now in the neighbors, the drainage pond..... Tally HO!

  • 16 years ago
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    There's a Nursery in Opelousas(sp?) Louisiana, I think it's called Louisiana Nursery, and they have a whole lot of bamboo, but you may need to make an appointment to visit there. I believe they have a website.

    I bought some P. nigra there many years ago. They have many other plants also. Their catalog has no photos, but is packed with different kinds of plants.

    There are many clumpers that will do very well in your area, but most are much larger than the Bambusas and might take up too much space.

    Click here for ABS species list

    Look under Dendrocalamus, Gigantochloa, Guadua, and Thyrostachys for some nice bamboos. I have some of each here but they don't do very well because it gets too cold in the Winter.

    Good Luck

    Kt

  • 12 years ago
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    I have 107 bamboos in my garden (ground and pots)

    Bambusa multiplex Alphonse Karr
    Bambusa ventricosa
    Bambusa vulgaris (semis)
    Bashania fargesii
    Barchystachium densiflorum
    Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda
    Chimonobambusa macrophylla f. Intermedia
    Chimonobambusa marmorea
    Chimonobambusa pachystachys
    Chimonobambusa quadrangularis
    Chimonobambusa quadrangularis Suow
    Chimonobambusa quadrangularis Tatejima
    Chusquea gigantea
    Fargesia denudata
    Fargesia dracocephala
    Fargesia fractiflexa
    Fargesia murielae
    Fargesia murielae Jumbo
    Fargesia murielae Lava
    Fargesia nitida Black Pearl
    Fargesia nitida Carwinion
    Fargesia nitida Great Wall
    Fargesia nymphenburg (from seeds)
    Fargesia jiuzhaigou 1
    Fargesia jiuzaighou 2
    Fargesia jiuzaighou 4
    Fargesia jiuzaighou 9
    Fargesia jiuzaighou Genf
    Fargesia robusta Campbell
    Fargesia jiuzaighou Red Panda
    Fargesia robusta Wolong
    Fargesia pingwu
    Fargesia scabrida
    Fargesia yulongshanensis
    Fargesia rufa
    fargesia nitida Gansu (semis 95-2 de Jos Van der Palen)
    Himalayacalamus hookerianus 'Himalaya Blue'
    Himalayacalamus falconeri 'Damarapa'
    Indocalamus tesselatus
    Otatea acuminata Aztecorum
    Phyllostachys acuta
    Phyllostachys arcana Luteosulcata
    Phyllostachys atrovaginata
    Phyllostachys aurea
    Phyllostachys aurea Holochrysa
    Phyllostachys aureosulcata Argus
    Phyllostachys aureosulcata Aureocaulis
    Phyllostachys aureosulcata f Alata
    Phyllostachys aureosulcata Harbin inversa
    Phyllostachys aureosulcata Harbin
    Phyllostachys aureosulcata Lama Temple
    Phyllostachys aureosulcata Spectabilis
    Phyllostachys bambusoides Shouzhou
    Phyllostachys bambusoides Albovariegata
    Phyllostachys bambusoides Castillonis
    Phyllostachys bambusoides Marliacea
    Phyllostachys bambusoides Tanakae
    Phyllostachys bambusoides Subvariegata
    Phyllostachys dulcis
    Phyllostachys Edulis
    Phyllostachys edulis Gracilis
    Phyllostachys elegans
    Phyllostachys glauca
    Phyllostachys glauca Yunzhu
    Phyllostachys heteroclada
    Phyllostachys incarnata
    Phyllostachys iridescens
    Phyllostachys kwangsiensis
    Phyllostachys lofushanensis
    Phyllostachys nigra
    Phyllostachys nigra Boryana
    Phyllostachys nigra Megurochiku
    Phyllostachys nigra Punctata
    Phyllostachys nigra Henonis Humilis
    Phyllostachys platyglossa
    Phyllostachys praecox
    Phyllostachys rubromarginata
    Phyllostachys shanghai 3
    Phyllostachys Sulfurea
    Phyllostachys violascens
    Phyllostachys violascens Aureosulcata
    Phyllostachys viridiglaucescens
    Phyllostachys viridis
    Phyllostachys vivax (le vert) (Jantonqing cl�ne)
    Phyllostachys vivax Aureocaulis
    Phyllostachys vivax Huangwenzhu
    Phyllostachys vivax Huangwenzhu Inversa
    Pleioblastus viridistriatus
    Pleioblastus fortunei
    Pleioblastus chino Hisauchi
    Pleioblastus linearis
    Pleioblastus hindsii
    Pseudosasa japonica
    Pseudosasa japonica Tsutsumiana
    Sasa kurilensis
    Sasa kurilensis Shimofuri
    Sasa palmata Nebulosa
    Sasa veitchii
    Semiarundinaria fastuosa
    Semiarundinaria fastuosa viridis
    Semiarundinaria makinoi
    Semiarundinaria yashadake Kimmei
    Shibatea chinensis
    Shibatea kumasasa
    Shibatea nanpingensis
    Sinobambusa tootsik
    Sinobambusa yixingensis
    Thamnocalamus crassinodus Kew Beauty
    Dendrocalamus minor

  • 12 years ago
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    Only have 4 and five more on the way--and I just started a month ago. Addiction for sure, but maybe with more I won't be constantly peering at them. You think? Nah, just more to watch.

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