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PlantFiles: Giant Japanese Timber Bamboo
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castillon'

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phyllostachys (fy-lo-STAK-iss) (Info)
Species: bambusoides (bam-BOO-soy-deez) (Info)
Cultivar: Castillon

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is monocarpic

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive wallaby1 On Dec 8, 2005, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I was lucky to get this from a local garden centre earlier this year, and it has thrown up 4 fat new stems. It desperately needed potting on this autumn, but with a continual watering it has managed to keep its leaves and has coped well with my neglect.

Neutral palmbob On Sep 26, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Recently this plant bloomed all over the world and a huge die out was seen. But a new cultivar has been introduced and it is being sold again.

Regional...

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

Midland City, Alabama
Reseda, California
San Anselmo, California
Santa Barbara, California
Seattle, Washington
Tacoma, Washington



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