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Plants

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Clumper/Runner
ArundinariaGenus of small to medium size hardy running bamboos, with numerous branches at each node and persistent culm sheaths. New shoots in spring. Native to the US only. All other species should be moved to different genera.
Arundinaria
gigantea
RIVER CANE 20.00 1.00 -10 5 Native to the U.S. Once grew from Georgia and Texas to Maryland and Ohio.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
BambusaGenus of tropical and subtropical clumping bamboos, usually giant, with numerous branches at a node, one or three much larger than the rest. New shoots appear in late summer or fall in their native areas.
Bambusa
dolichoclada
'Stripe'
  65.00 4.00 25 5 A beautiful giant from Taiwan. The culms are a waxy yellow with dark green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichomerithalla
'Green stripe'
  35.00 2.00 25 5 This cultivar has yellow-green culms striped with dark green. Introduced in 1980 from Taiwan.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichomerithalla
'Silverstripe'
  35.00 2.00 25 5 This cultivar has culms striped with silver. Introduced in 1980 from Taiwan.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
lako
TIMOR BLACK 50.00 3.50 28 5 Shiny culms green through brown to purple-black with some bold green or pale yellow stripes. Erect culm sheath blades on nearly hairless shoots. Flowers in US prove it to be Bambusa. From Timor. Gigantochloa atroviolacea 'Timor Black' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
oldhamii
GIANT TIMBER 55.00 4.00 21 5 The most common giant tropical bamboo grown in the U.S. Culms straight and erect with relatively short branches. Leaves are rather wide.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
ventricosa
BUDDHA'S BELLY 55.00 2.30 21 5 It becomes a dwarf with swollen internodes when grown in pots under dry conditions. In the ground it reverts to a giant with zigzag culms and branches. Bambusa tuldoides 'ventricosa' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
COMMON BAMBOO 50.00 4.00 30 5 Common throughout the tropical world. Open clump, culms spaced a foot or two apart. Culm cuttings root very easily. Used for banana props.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Vittata'
PAINTED BAMBOO 50.00 4.00 30 5 Similar to the species, golden yellow culms with green vertical stripes that look like drip marks. A very popular ornamental. Potted culm cuttings do not always survive.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Wamin Striata'
  16.00 3.00 30 5 Dwarf with short and swollen lower internodes, light green culms striped with dark green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Wamin'
  16.00 3.00 30 5 A dwarf form with short and swollen lower green internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
FargesiaClumping bamboos from the alpine conifer forests of west and southwest China. Medium to small and all very cold hardy, but not tolerant of very high summer temperatures. Flowers like toothbrushes. Culms smooth.
Fargesia
apicirubens
'White Dragon'
  8.00 0.50 -5 3 Selected seedling with Akebono style white variegation on spring leaves. Fargesia dracocephala 'White Dragon' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
denudata
  16.00 0.50 3 3 From Sichuan. Similar to F. murieliae, but leaves are smaller and more delicate. Culms branch out after the first winter.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
denudata
'Xian 1'
  11.00 0.50 0 2 Fine, small foliage and an attractive, very arching habit. The slim new culms erupt vertically from the centre and turn yellow in the sun.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
dracocephala
'Rufa'
  10.00 0.50 -10 2 From Sichuan. Early shoots. Also known as Gansu 95-1. Close to the description of the real F. dracocephala. Fargesia sp. 'rufa' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
murieliae
UMBRELLA BAMBOO 15.00 0.50 -15 2 Similar to F. nitida but with green culms. May be the hardiest bamboo in the U.S. Grows at above 10,000 feet in China, important panda food.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
nitida
FOUNTAIN BAMBOO 12.00 0.50 -15 2 Upright culms with thick grey deciduous wax when young, may become nearly black. Sheaths orange-ribbed. First introduced as seed in 1889, from which many cultivars named. Those plants currently starting a protracted flowering phase and probably all about   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
nitida
'Jiuzhaigou'
  12.00 0.50 -15 2 New introductions. Several new seedling clones from Jiuzhaigou Reserve.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
  16.00 1.00 0 4 From Sichuan Province, China, at elevations over 8,000 feet.Early shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
'Campbell'
  12.00 U 0 U Upright form with small leaves   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
'Wolong'
  17.00 1.00 0 4 Collected in Wolong, Sichuan in 1996. More vigorous, with larger leaves. Bamboo 23: 16. 2002.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
sp.
'Scabrida'
  U U -5 4 From Pingwu, Sichuan. Orange sheaths as F. dracocephala 'Rufa' but with more culm wax. Not F. scabrida.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
utilis
TUNGCHUAN #3 13.00 0.50 0 4 From Yunnan, culms curve upwards with pendulous cascading foliage. May be Borinda but flowers unknown.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
IndocalamusSmall, running bamboos from China with large, broad leaves; similar to Sasa but with non-prominent culm nodes.
Indocalamus
cordatus
  5.00 0.30 U U A new introduction from China.   Sources
Runner
Indocalamus
latifolius
  10.00 0.50 0 3 Similar to I. tessellatus, leaves about a foot long.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Indocalamus
latifolius
'Hopei'
  12.00 0.50 0 3 Even taller, larger leaved and more cold hardy than species. Spreads slowly.   Sources
Runner
Indocalamus
longiauritus
  5.00 0.30 -5 4 Culms hairy below the nodes; prominent auricles and oral setae.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Indocalamus
sp.
'Hamadae'
  15.00 0.60 -5 3 The only Japanese Indocalamus. Culms taller and thicker than I. tessellatus, branches commonly not 1 but 3. The large leaves were used for wrapping rice balls. Native to Kyushu.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Indocalamus
sp.
'Solidus'
  8.00 0.40 -5 3 Culms solid, leaves only 8 to 10 inches long. Species not known.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Indocalamus
tessellatus
Big Leaf 7.00 0.50 -10 4 Usually less than 4 feet tall, it can reach 10ft and has the largest leaves of any bamboo in cultivation, up to 26 inches by 5 inches. Adapts easily to growing in pots. Does well in shade or sun.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Indocalamus
victorialis
  5.00 0.20 0 3 A new introduction from China.   Sources
Runner
PhyllostachysMedium to giant runners which have a distinct groove above pairs of unequal branches at mid-culm nodes. They shoot in spring.
Phyllostachys
acuta
  26.00 2.50 0 5 Introduced from Zhejiang Province, China in 1984. Named for its sharp-pointed shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
angusta
STONE BAMBOO 22.00 1.30 -2 5 Called Stone Bamboo because of the hard texture of its culms which in China are used to make fine bamboo furniture.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
arcana
  27.00 1.30 0 5 Named after its “hidden” characters of distinctive recognition. In China it is used for shoots and split culms are woven into mats.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
arcana
'Luteosulcata'
  27.00 1.30 0 5 Same as P. arcana but with a yellow groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
atrovaginata
INCENSE BAMBOO 35.00 2.80 -5 5 The shoots are among those having the least bite when raw. These plants were formerly listed as P. congesta. Phyllostachys congesta Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
GOLDEN, FISHPOLE BAMBOO 27.00 1.80 5 5 The most commonly cultivated bamboo in the U.S., easily identified by one to several short internodes at the base of some of its culms. It is most invasive in areas with warm summers. Culm may grow to 3 inches diameter in favorable conditions.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
'Albovariegata'
VARIEGATED GOLDEN BAMBOO 27.00 1.80 5 5 Same, except that the leaves are smaller, striped with white. Many plants flowered recently; some have survived but nearly all reverted to normal form.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
'Dr Don'
  27.00 1.80 10 5 Glaucous blue culms with denser wax than usual   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
'Flavescens-inversa'
  27.00 1.80 5 5 The green culms have a pale yellow groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
'Holochrysa'
GOLDEN GOLDEN 27.00 1.80 5 5 Unlike the typical form whose culms stay green until old, these culms soon turn yellow, then golden orange.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
'Koi'
  27.00 1.80 5 5 The culms turn from green to yellow after the first 6 months, but the culm grooves remain green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
'Takemurai'
  35.00 3.00 5 5 It lacks the short internodes of the typical form.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
Yellow Groove 45.00 2.20 -5 5 The culms are more slender and delicate than golden bamboo; young culms are green with a yellow groove. Culm internodes distinctly rough to the touch when young, and an occasional culm has a zigzag kink.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Alata'
  30.00 2.00 -5 5 Similar to the above, but with a green groove. Culms grow larger and are often markedly zigzag. Probably synonymous with P. aureosulcata 'Pekinensis'.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Aureocaulis'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 Culms are entirely yellow except for a few vertical green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Harbin Inversa'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 Yellow culms with fine green striping, no grooves other than the sulcus. It has a beautiful orange/crimson highlight for a while in the spring when grown in full sun   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Harbin'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 The culms are yellow with multiple green grooves running the length of each internode; rare.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Pekinensis'
  30.00 2.00 -5 5 Has a green groove; probably synonymous with P. aureosulcata 'Alata'.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Spectabilis'
Green groove 26.00 1.50 -5 5 The culms are yellow with a green groove, just opposite of the typical form. Smaller in hottest areas.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurita
Hair-ring water bamboo 20.00 1.00 U U Strong culms with hairy shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
GIANT JAPANESE TIMBER, MADAKE 72.00 6.00 5 5 The most utilized bamboo in Japan where it is valued for its large straight thick-walled culms. Flowered extensively in the 1970’s and many plants died. Most plants have regained their vegetative vigor.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Albovariegata'
  25.00 1.75 5 5 Apricot fading to white leaf variegation is startling in the spring, but it fades by the end of the year. Culms green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Allgold'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 The culms are entirely golden yellow except for an occasional thin green stripe.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Castillon Inversa'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 This is the complement of the above; culms are green with yellow grooves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Castillon'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 Golden yellow culms with green grooves and stripes. An occasional leaf is striped in cream. It died due to flowering, and a new clone with less leaf variegation, sometimes called 'McClure's Castillon', has been introduced.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Golden Dwarf'
  12.00 1.00 5 5 Shrublike with golden leaves and culms.   Sources
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Job's Spots'
  50.00 4.00 5 5 Culm sheaths with upper-central burgundy spots.   Sources
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Kawadana'
  20.00 2.00 5 5 Culms and foliage leaves have yellow stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Marliac'
  25.00 1.50 5 5 A form with wrinkled culms due to numerous longitudinal grooves running the length of each internode on all sides of the culm. A rare ornamental.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Rib Leaf'
  50.00 4.00 5 5 Leaves short, wide and ribbed along the parallel venation.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Richard Haubrich'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 Sport from base of 'Castillonis' with dramatic green stripes on white leaves, slow grower. Bamboo 23: 7. 2002   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Slender Crookstem'
  48.00 3.00 0 5 Smaller than regular P. bambusoides with culms that often show a marked zigzag of lower internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Subvariegata'
  48.00 3.00 5 5 The leaves have light green stripes on a dark green background.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Tanakae'
  U U 5 U Culms marked with elliptical purplish-brown spots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'White Crookstem'
  48.00 3.00 0 5 The older culms are covered with white powder.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bissetii
  40.00 2.00 -10 5 A vigorously growing species whose culms are somewhat darker green than 'golden bamboo'. It is one of the first species of the genus to shoot in the spring.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bissetii
'Dwarf'
  18.00 1.00 -10 5 Differs by being smaller, and having whitish patches on the culms; hardier, perhaps.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
dulcis
Sweetshoot bamboo 40.00 3.20 0 5 Arching culms. Named because its shoots are particularly free of any acrid taste.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
MOSO 75.00 7.00 5 5 Largest of the hardy bamboos. Young culms are covered with a velvety coat of soft hairs. The most used bamboo in China, used for food , timber, paper, plywood, and flooring. Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Anderson'
  75.00 7.00 -6 5 From the grove at Anderson, SC. Hardy to -6 F. Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens 'Anderson Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Bicolor'
MOSO 75.00 7.00 5 5 Yellow culms with green sulcus.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Goldstripe'
  75.00 7.00 5 5 A Moso seedling that shows gold striation.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Heterocycla'
  U U 5 U This is the famous Tortoise Shell Bamboo, with nodes slanted alternately in opposite directions. In Japan it is called Kikkochiku. Phyllostachys heterocycla Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
elegans
  32.00 2.30 5 5 The species is highly regarded for its shoots. In spring it is one of the first species of the genus to shoot.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
flexuosa
  31.00 2.80 0 5 Named because some of the culms show a distinct zigzag pattern. One form is hardy to -8 ? F.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
flexuosa
'Kimmei'
  31.00 2.80 0 5 Like the species, but striped with yellow.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
glauca
  34.00 2.00 0 5 Named for blue-white powder that completely covers young culms. In China, grows as large as P. bambusoides.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
glauca
'Notso'
  34.00 2.00 -2 5 Similar to the species, except young culms do not have the blue glaucous color. May take lower temperatures.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
glauca
'Yunzhu'
  34.00 2.00 0 5 Has purplish-black spots or ovals on the culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
heteroclada
WATER BAMBOO 33.00 1.50 -11 5 Larger, more erect, and less zigzag than P. h. 'Purpurata'. Phyllostachys purpurata 'Straightstem' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
heteroclada
'Purpurata'
  18.00 0.80 5 5 The slender, zigzag culms often bend to the ground under the weight of rain or in a strong wind. Air channels in rhizomes permit growth in wet locations. Phyllostachys purpurata Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
heteroclada
'Solidstem'
  24.00 1.30 -5 5 Similar to the species except that culms are solid below. Phyllostachys purpurata 'Solidstem' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
hispida
Hairy shell bamboo 11.00 1.50 U U Short culms, with densely packed hairs like P. edulis (Moso).   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
humilis
  20.00 1.00 3 5 One of the smallest members of the genus, it is widely cultivated in Japan. Culms darken with age.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
incarnata
  40.00 3.00 -10 5 Culms sheaths are purple. Culms are olive green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
iridescens
  40.00 2.80 3 5 Some internodes near base have yellow striping. Sweet shoots, used for timber.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
kwangsiensis
  40.00 3.00 0 5 Resembles P. edulis (Moso) with hairy young culms. It is said to grow better in areas with cool summers.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
lithophila
  U U 8 5 Like P. makinoi but with paler shoots, smaller culm sheath blades and leaf sheaths with sparse or no oral setae.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
lofushanensis
  15.00 1.00 U U Shorter than most Phyllostachys. Prominent nodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
makinoi
  60.00 3.00 0 5 Whitish green culms are covered with a bluish powder.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
mannii
'Decora'
  30.00 1.80 -5 5 From the Yangtze valley and adjacent areas of China. In China, it is called the Beautiful Bamboo. One of the best performers under stress of desert heat, cold, and drought in Nevada. Now considered to be conspecific with P. mannii 'mannii'. Phyllostachys decora Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
mannii
'Mannii'
MANNII 25.00 2.00 0 5 First identified in northern India, but extends in range to southern China. Shoots in April; slightly astringent. Culms tough, durable, easy to split.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
meyeri
  33.00 2.00 0 5 Similar in appearance to P. aurea but without the short internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nidularia
  33.00 1.50 5 5 Distinctive, very prominent culm nodes. The shoots are exceptionally free of acrid taste.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nidularia
'Farcta'
  33.00 1.50 5 5 The culms are solid or nearly so.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nidularia
'Smoothsheath'
  33.00 1.50 0 5 Same as species, except it lacks the shaggy hairs on the culm leaf sheaths and sheath scars found on the typical form.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
Black bamboo 30.00 2.00 5 5 Culms turn jet black after the first 6 months to one year. Popular because of its graceful habit and the sharp accent of its culm color. Said to grow larger in northern climates. It is not clear whether there is significant difference between some of the cultivars   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Bory'
Snakeskin 50.00 3.00 0 5 Differs from P. nigra by growing larger. Culms blotched with black, never completely black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Daikokuchiku'
  57.00 3.30 5 5 A clone from California, claimed to be larger than the species, with culms supposedly turning black more rapidly than other clones.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Hale'
  20.00 1.50 0 4 Similar to the type, but smaller and hardier. Culms turn black almost immediately.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Henon'
  65.00 3.50 0 5 Culms totally green, usually much larger than Black bamboo.Distinctive culms are rough to the touch and whitish green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Megurochiku'
  54.00 3.50 3 5 Green, similar to 'Henon' but the culm grooves are brown or purplish-black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Mejiro'
  50.00 3.00 0 5 Black Culms with a green sulcus   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Muchisasa'
  12.00 1.00 5 5 The culms turn brownish-black, not dense purplish black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Othello'
  20.00 2.00 5 5 Culms very black, tightly packed together in clumps, turn early from green to black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Punctata'
  60.00 4.00 5 5 A large form. Culms are spotted in the first year, purplish in the second, and black the third.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Shimadake'
  54.00 3.50 0 5 Similar to Henon but with occasional brown vertical stripes on the culm after the first year.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Tosaensis'
  30.00 1.50 5 3 Like Bory but with 1 or 2 long brown spots per internode, leaves sometimes variegated.   Sources
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Phyllostachys
nuda
  34.00 1.80 -10 5 Reputed to be the hardiest species of the genus. New culms are dark green and powdery.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nuda
'Localis'
  34.00 1.80 -10 5 Similar, internodes near the base are blotched, spotted, or striped purple. Blotches show at 6 -12 months.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
parvifolia
  40.00 4.00 0 5 Small leaves make this a shining star. Culms have powdered rings under nodes, like P. nuda. From a distance resembles P. nigra 'Henon', but the culms are comparatively thicker and the leaves are smaller.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
platyglossa
  26.00 1.50 0 5 Mature culms have long internodes. Grown for its shoots in China. Timber inferior.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
praecox
  33.00 2.00 5 5 Young culms dark green, purplish nodes. Grown for its shoots in China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
praecox
'Prevernalis'
  33.00 2.00 5 5 The middle of internodes are smaller in diameter than the ends.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
praecox
'Viridisulcata'
  33.00 2.00 5 5 Yellow culm with green sulcus and few green stripes, shoots yellowish, some leaves have yellow stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
prominens
  33.00 2.75 U U Extremely winter-hard and sturdy bamboo with very thick-walled Stems   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
propinqua
  30.00 2.00 0 5 Reintroduced to U.S. from China via Germany. Hardier than most others of the genus.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
propinqua
'Beijing'
  U U -10 U Shoots are gray, leaves larger. Reported to take temperatures down to -15F, grows faster than the type.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
robustiramea
  30.00 2.50 10 5 Small bamboo, usually only 10 feet tall and 1 inch thick.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
rubromarginata
  55.00 2.80 -5 5 Noted for its good quality wood and edible shoots,it tolerates cold, dry winds. Tests in Alabama showed it to be superior in culm production and cold tolerance.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
stimulosa
  25.00 1.50 -5 5 Prominent nodes. Native to Zhejiang Province, China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
varioauriculata
Black bamboo 13.00 1.00 U U New introduction   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
violascens
  20.00 2.00 0 5 Culms blackish-violet at first, sometimes striped with violet. Sheaths deep purple.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
viridiglaucescens
  35.00 2.00 -5 5 The culms grow very straight and the wood is of excellent quality.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
viridis
  47.00 3.30 0 5 A large species, high quality wood, excellent shoots. Culms feel somewhat rough due to tiny indentations.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
viridis
'Houzeau'
  45.00 3.00 0 5 Differs by having culms that are green with a yellow groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
viridis
'Robert Young'
  40.00 3.00 5 5 The culms and branches soon turn from sulfur green to old gold. Longitudinal green stripes of variable width mark many internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
Vivax 70.00 5.00 5 5 Resembles P. bambusoides except that the culms have thinner walls and a white powdery band beneath each node at sheath-fall. Gray-green when mature.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Aureocaulis'
  70.00 5.00 5 5 The culms turn yellow with a few narrow green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Black Spot'
  70.00 5.00 0 5 The culms have black spots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Huangwenzhu Inversa'
  70.00 5.00 0 5 The culms are yellow with a green groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Huangwenzhu'
  70.00 5.00 0 5 Internodes green with yellow groove. From Henon. More frost resistant than the type.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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PleioblastusGenus of small and medium size running bamboos with persistent culm leaves. Most are native to Japan, were formerly classified in Arundinaria.
Pleioblastus
akebono
  2.00 0.30 10 3 The small leaves, no more than 3 inches long by 1/2 inch wide, are often green shading to white to the tips.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
amarus
  16.00 0.80 0 3 Young culms are heavily pruinose; used for umbrellas in China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
argenteostriatus
  3.00 0.30 10 2 The green leaves, which are more or less striped with white or yellow, are hairless on both surfaces.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
  10.00 0.80 5 4 A medium size bamboo native to Japan.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Angustifolia'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Distinguished from the species by very narrow leaves, 1/4” x 5”.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Elegantissimus'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaf blades narrow and frequently white stripes mottled with green dots. May be same as angustifolia.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Kimmei'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaves and culms have yellow stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Murakamiansus'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaves are highly variegated with white stripes; some are totally white. On average 25% of the leaf is green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Vaginatus Variegatus'
  6.00 0.50 10 3 Differs from the type by its smaller, narrower, white striped leaves, which are hairless on both surfaces. The rhizomes run deep in the ground.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
distichus
DWARF FERN LEAF 2.00 0.20 0 3 Branchlets bear tiny, two ranked leaves which are often only 1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide. A good ground cover or container plant.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
distichus
'Mini'
  1.00 0.20 0 3 Like the species, but only 8-12” high.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
fortunei
Dwarf Whitestripe 4.00 0.20 10 3 Dwarf variegated bamboo. Leaves keep their white stripes through the year, softly hairy on the lower surface. Aka P. variegatus. Pleioblastus variegatus Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
gauntlettii
  3.00 0.30 0 3 The slender, dwarf culms stand stiffly erect. Leaves about 7 inches long by 3/4 inch wide.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
gramineus
  12.00 0.50 5 4 The long rather narrow leaves are grass-like in appearance.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
gramineus
'Monstrispiralis'
  12.00 4.00 5 3 Tillering culms are distorted with spiraling internodes, single ones normal. Pleioblastus gramineus 'Raseetsu-chiku' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
hindsii
  15.00 1.00 0 4 Similar to P. gramineus, but with wider, more erect leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
humilis
  7.00 0.30 0 3 An attractive dwarf with dark green leaves. An aggressive runner good for erosion control.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
humilis
'Albovariegatus'
  4.00 0.10 -10 4 Introduced to this country by Gerald Bol in about 1994-5, and assumed to be a variety of Pl. humilis, this plant has brightly striped leaves, 50-50 white and green.   Sources
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Pleioblastus
humilis
'Variegatus'
  4.00 0.10 0 3 An attractive dwarf with dark green leaves. Striped.   Sources
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Pleioblastus
juxianensis
JUXIAN BITTER B. 22.00 1.25 0 U From Zhejiang, China. Culms used for making umbrella stalk. White ring below nodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
kodzumae
  9.50 0.75 U U   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
kongosanensis
  6.00 0.40 5 4 Dark green leaves.   Sources
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Pleioblastus
kongosanensis
'Akibensis'
  6.00 0.40 5 4 The culms are densely hairy except for the nodes which have only a few hairs.   Sources
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Pleioblastus
kongosanensis
'Aureostriatus'
  6.00 0.40 5 4 The dark green leaves have an occasional golden stripe and are covered with soft hairs on their lower surface.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
linearis
  14.00 1.00 10 5 A native of Taiwan, a vigorous runner with long, narrow, grass-like leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
linearis
'Nana'
  4.00 0.50 10 5 Shorter, with narrower leaves.   Sources
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Pleioblastus
nagashima
  6.00 0.30 -5 4 A dwarf Japanese bamboo, usually grows no more than 2 feet tall.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
oleosus
  16.00 1.30 0 5 Similar to Brachystachyum densiflorum var. villosum but with culm leaf sheath margins greenish ciliate.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
pygmaeus
  2.00 0.10 0 3 Similar to Pl. distichus except that the leaves are hairy below. Other small bamboos are often sold under this name.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
pygmaeus
'Greenstripe'
  1.50 U U U   Sources
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Pleioblastus
pygmaeus
'Ramosissimus'
  6.00 0.10 0 3 Similar to P. distichus and P. pygmaeus but taller and hardier.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
shibuyanus
'Tsuboi'
UEDA-ZASA 9.00 0.30 -5 3 A vigorous growing dwarf with rather small, white striped leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
simonii
MEDAKE 20.00 1.50 5 4 A medium size hardy bamboo that produces straight culms which are useful for many purposes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
simonii
'Variegatus'
  20.00 1.50 5 4 Has some leaves variegated. Leaves on a culm may be different types— broad, narrow, green, or white striped.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
viridistriatus
Dwarf Green Stripe 3.00 0.30 0 2 The new leaves in spring are golden-yellow with green stripes, about 7 by 1.5 inch, densely hairy on the lower surface. Old culms should be mowed in winter making way for brilliant new growth in spring.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
viridistriatus
'Chrysophyllus'
  3.00 0.30 0 2 Same as Pl. viridistriatus, except that the leaves are yellow with only very faint green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
xestrophyllus
  6.00 0.40 0 U Up to 6 ft tall, 3/8" thick, furry culms. Grows wild in Honshu; leaves green. May be a form of P. nagashima.   Sources
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PseudosasaSmall to medium size running bamboos which usually have only one branch at a node.
Pseudosasa
amabilis
TONKIN CANE, TEA STICK 50.00 2.50 15 5 The culms are straight, thick walled, non-prominent nodes, valued for its wood. Used for split bamboo fishing poles, decorative wood trim. Native to a very small area of China. Arundinaria amabilis Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
cantori
  16.00 1.30 0 3 New from China. Even joints with black waxy ring above and below nodes. Used for furniture.   Sources
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Pseudosasa
guanxianensis
  11.00 0.50 U U New introduction from China.   Sources
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Pseudosasa
japonica
Arrow Bamboo 18.00 0.80 5 3 Erect culms with large broad leaves, up to a foot long by 1.5 inches wide. Less invasive than most other runners. It does well in tubs and pots. The culms were used in ancient japan to make arrows.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Akebono'
  18.00 0.80 5 3 Leaves are green at the base, shade to yellow-white at the tips.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Akebono-suji'
  18.00 0.80 5 3 Leaves similar to 'Akebono' except that green stripes also run from base to tip of the leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Pleioblastoides'
  18.00 0.80 5 3 Differs only in having three branches at the node instead of just one.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Tsutsumiana'
Green Onion 18.00 0.80 5 3 Similar to the species except that the culm internodes tend to be swollen in shape somewhat like that of a green onion.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Variegata'
  18.00 0.80 5 3 Similar to the species, with white stripes on the leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
longiligula
  26.00 1.70 10 3 Thick tall culms with even nodes, used in China for furniture making.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
owatarii
  3.00 0.30 0 3 Endemic to Yakushima, a small island in Japan. Form ‘pygmaea’ is only a few inches tall.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
usawai
  16.00 0.80 10 3 From Taiwan where it grows at elevations up to about 4,000 feet.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
viridula
  18.00 0.80 5 3 Long wide green leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SasaRunning species, dwarf or up to 6 feet tall, with at most one branch per node. The leaves are usually large.
Sasa
cernua
  6.50 U U U New Introduction.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
gracillima
  2.50 U U U   Sources
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Sasa
hayatae
  1.00 0.30 0 2 Shorter, with leaves to 6 ins long rather than 10 ins. Sasa veitchii 'Minor' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
kagamiana
  6.00 0.30 0 2 Leaves to a foot long and 21/4 inches wide, 4 to 9 at branch ends.   Sources
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Sasa
kagamiana
ssp. Yoshinoi
  2.00 0.10 0 2 Dwarf subspecies of the above; leaves 2 or 3 at the ends of culms and branches.   Sources
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Sasa
kurilensis
  10.00 0.80 0 2 One of the most widely distributed bamboos in Japan. Its native range extends to 50? north on Sakhalin Island, Russia.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
kurilensis
'Shimofuri'
  6.00 0.50 0 2 Same as species, except that the leaves are variegated with many fine white stripes. A very attractive ornamental.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
megalophylla
  6.00 0.30 5 2 Leaves up to 10" long. Native to most of Japan, Sakhalin, and the Kuriles.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
nagimontana
  2.00 0.20 -5 2 Large dark green leaves. From Mt. Nagi in Japan. Hairy culm sheathes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
nipponica
(hort.)
  2.00 0.10 8 2 Nodes prominent; large leaves. From Pacific coast of Japan. Low-growing; variegated green/white.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
oshidensis
  6.00 0.30 -2 3 A vigorous growing dwarf bamboo that tolerates both cold and heat.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
palmata
  7.00 0.50 5 2 The thick, leathery leaves are up to 15 inches long by 21/2 inches wide. It does well in pots, looks best when grown in the shade. Grows taller in cool climates.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
senanensis
  7.00 0.50 -2 2 Similar to S. palmata, but leaves hairy below.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
shimidzuana
  6.00 0.30 0 2 Leaves up to 11 inches long and 2 inches wide, the underside covered with soft hairs. AKA S. asahinae Sasa asahinae Sources
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Sasa
sp.
  U U U U Many retailers carry an assortment of 'little green runners' of uncertain identification.   Sources
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Sasa
tsuboiana
  6.00 0.30 5 2 A Japanese bamboo with large, dark green, attractive leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
veitchii
KUMA-ZASA 5.00 0.30 5 2 In Winter dark green leaves have very broad white margins. This, along with large leaves on short plants gives a unique, striking appearance.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SasaellaSimilar to Sasa except that culms are more erect, leaves are smaller and the oral setae have bristles only near the base.
Sasaella
bitchuensis
  6.00 0.40 5 2 Native to the eastern side of Honshu, Japan; it has densely hairy culm leaf sheaths.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
hidaensis
'muraii'
  6.00 0.30 0 3 Japanese bamboo with hairy sheaths on culm and foliage leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
masamuneana
  6.00 0.30 3 3 Typical form with plain green leaves. Also called S. rhyncantha or S. m. rhyncantha Sasaella masamuneana rhyncantha Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
masamuneana
'Albostriata'
FUIRI-SHIIYAZASA 6.00 0.30 5 3 An attractive variegated bamboo with thick leaves striped in white or cream. Sasaella glabra 'Albostriata' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
masamuneana
'Aureostriata'
  6.00 0.25 5 3 It starts out with totally green leaves and over the course of the summer it begins to develop intense golden stripes   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
ramosa
  6.00 0.30 0 4 Usually only about 3 feet tall, it is a rampant runner suitable for growing in pots or for erosion control.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
sasakiana
  10.00 0.40 0 4 A robust Sasaella with 3 branches at each node.   Sources
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SemiarundinariaMedium size running bamboos with nearly cylindrical culms and culm leaves that hang for some time attached at the middle of their base.
Semiarundinaria
yashadake
  25.00 1.50 0 5 Similar to S. fastuosa except with broader leaves and long hairs at the base of the culm leaf sheaths.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
yashadake
'Kimmei'
  25.00 1.50 5 5 The culms are yellow with green grooves; leaves are yellow striped.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
yashadake
'kimmei inversa'
  15.00 1.00 5 5 Like Semiarundinaria yashadake Kimmei ,but redish to green culms with yellow sulcus   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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ShibataeaA genus with very dense, short, zig-zagged angular culms with 3-5 branches per node, often clipped into balls.
Shibataea
kumasaca
  7.00 0.30 -5 3 Short, broad leaves on slender, nearly solid culms with prominent nodes and short slightly zigzag internodes. Prefers acid soil, shows extensive leaf burn if in alkaline environment.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Shibataea
kumasaca
'Albostriata'
  7.00 0.30 -5 3 Similar, but with white striped leaves.   Sources
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