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Centaurea

Centaurea
Amsterdam
Netherlands
(Zone 8b)

June 17, 2013
2:29 PM

Post #9562528

Found a treasure trove of this bamboo at an old abandoned house on our street. Apparently an unusual plant collector used to live there. Canes are 12-15' high at the highest, quite skinny, but most of it is in deep to part shade. I'd like to "rescue" some but want to know what species it is, first, for siting. Our neighbor who knows the owner personally says rescuing is just fine, so no worries about digging there. Would also dig for trade, too.

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Sorry some of the pictures are sideways. They are upright on my phone, I don't know what's up.

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meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 15, 2013
8:14 AM

Post #9599640

http://www.tropicalbamboo.com/?gclid=CLz6ib7ksbgCFUVp7AodvBYAhA in Florida

http://needmorebamboo.com in Indiana


You could take a look through this sites for ID'ing it.

Jan
txbeek
Victoria, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2013
9:22 AM

Post #9627438

Did you ever identify this plant? I believe it is Arundinaria gigantea, a bamboo native to the U.S. I am looking for some rhizomes to get some established at my new house in Texas, if you have the ability to share some.

Cary

Centaurea

Centaurea
Amsterdam
Netherlands
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2013
7:48 PM

Post #9627956

Yes, I found out it is Pseudosasa japonica, Japanese Arrow Bamboo. Sorry.

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