Late bamboo shoots

My latest-shooting bamboo is Shibatea kumasaca (also its close relative, the almost identical Shibatea chinensis).


Gets going mid-June, a full 8-10 weeks after the first species start shooting. Like most of my other bamboos it's really putting on a growth spurt this year after a mild winter.

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I suspect that these will top out at about 5' (1.5m) before they bend a bit with foliage.


It's one of my favorite bamboos due to its broad leaves -- it has a very unique look.

Love the forest of new culms too!


Remember the long rhizomes that I dug and potted up earlier? Those pots are producing loads of shoots too. Nice!

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outlawgardener  – (June 23, 2016 at 3:16 PM)  

You could start a side business selling potted bamboo!

Mark and Gaz  – (June 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM)  

I like this bamboo a lot, and one of the more unique looking hardy bamboos too!

Alan  – (June 24, 2016 at 6:07 AM)  

Peter: make some room for a new bamboo! ;)

Mark/Gaz: it really is nice. Do you grow it?

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