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PlantFiles: Andean Weeping Bamboo, Chilean Bamboo
Chusquea andina

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chusquea (chus-KWEE-uh) (Info)
Species: andina (an-DY-nuh) (Info)

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive eos1954 On Mar 13, 2008, eos1954 from Curico
Chile wrote:

Despite it's beautiful canes and leafs , it's principal carachteristic is that is one of the few bamboo variery , that is completly solid , not hollow as the 99% of bamboo varieties world wide.
This plant is also succsessful in locations with very cold , rainy and snow fall winter , as it's original weather in southern Chile , close to Los Andes Mountains.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tacoma, Washington

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