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PlantFiles: Buddha's Belly Bamboo
Bambusa tuldoides 'Kimmei'

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bambusa (bam-BOO-suh) (Info)
Species: tuldoides (tool-DOY-deez) (Info)
Cultivar: Kimmei

Synonym:Bambusa ventricosa var. kimmei

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Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
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:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Jun 1, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This variety has striped culms- dark green striping along a duller, army-drab green background- subtle but quite ornamental. Which is a good thing for an otherwise unpleasant, messy species.

Regional...

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

Encinitas, California
San Leandro, California
Santa Barbara, California
Vista, California
Bradenton, Florida
Deland, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana



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