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PlantFiles: Marbled Bamboo
Chimonobambusa marmorea

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chimonobambusa (ky-moh-no-bam-BOO-suh) (Info)
Species: marmorea (mar-MOH-ree-uh) (Info)

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive dianella On Jun 3, 2005, dianella from melbourne
Australia wrote:

Yes it is a running bamboo, so take note never plant a running bamboo in your garden, but this bamboo looks very attractive in pots

Negative palmbob On Jul 21, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This attractive bamboo is a runner so I probably should have known better.. but its cousin, C quadrangularis, which has a very attractive squarish culm, is nearly a clumper and had been in the garden for years without a problem. But this is the most invasive bamboo I have ever planted, and i have over 30 species in the yard. Be VERY careful when planting this weed... roots can travel 15' and show up every where. And even though its a fairly narrow culm, it is very tough to pull up. It's papery covering over the culms/stems can easily penetrate little fibers into your skin if you mess with it without gloves on. You HAVE to use a rhizome barrier with these species unless you want you yard inundated with it!

Regional...

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

Encino, California
Thousand Oaks, California



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