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jmbamboo
4176 Humber Rd.
Dora, AL 35062
U.S.A.
2052835638 Fax:
James Mortensen

www.jmbamboo.com
Cold hardy bamboo for landscaping and privacy. We carry over 100 species Mail order and local sales. Delivery available. Retail and wholesale. Free shipping.

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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
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Arundinaria
tecta
SWITCH CANE 6.00 0.50 -10 5 Similar to A. gigantea but generally smaller. It differs in persistent culm sheaths, air channels in its rhizomes, and can grow in wet ground.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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BashaniaGenus of medium size Chinese running bamboos.
Bashania
fargesii
  20.00 2.00 5 4 Native to the mountains of China. Leaves up to a foot long.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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ChimonobambusaMedium size running bamboos, often with raised, sometimes thorny nodes, or quadrangular culms, initiating new shoots in the fall or winter, or early spring hence "Winter bamboos".
Chimonobambusa
tumidissinoda
Walking stick 20.00 1.30 10 4 A rare Chinese bamboo noted for its inflated culm nodes. Used for walking sticks in Sichuan, and highly prized for dried shoots. Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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HibanobambusaA running genus from Japan once thought to be a natural bigeneric hybrid between Sasa veitchii and Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon', but with little evidence to support that idea.
Hibanobambusa
tranquillans
  16.00 1.30 3 4 The single species of the genus has the 2 branches per node of a Phyllostachys and the large leaves of a Sasa, up to 10 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Hibanobambusa
tranquillans
'Shiroshima'
  16.00 1.30 3 4 This form has strikingly attractive leaves variegated in cream and green. The colors persist throughout the year.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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IndocalamusSmall, running bamboos from China with large, broad leaves; similar to Sasa but with non-prominent culm nodes.
Indocalamus
latifolius
  10.00 0.50 0 3 Similar to I. tessellatus, leaves about a foot long.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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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
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PhyllostachysMedium to giant runners which have a distinct groove above pairs of unequal branches at mid-culm nodes. They shoot in spring.
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
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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
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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
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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
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Flavescens-inversa'
  27.00 1.80 5 5 The green culms have a pale yellow groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
'Goldstripe'
  75.00 7.00 5 5 A Moso seedling that shows gold striation.   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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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PleioblastusGenus of small and medium size running bamboos with persistent culm leaves. Most are native to Japan, were formerly classified in Arundinaria.
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
'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
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
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
kongosanensis
  6.00 0.40 5 4 Dark green leaves.   Sources
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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
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
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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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
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
'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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SasaRunning species, dwarf or up to 6 feet tall, with at most one branch per node. The leaves are usually large.
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
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
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
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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SemiarundinariaMedium size running bamboos with nearly cylindrical culms and culm leaves that hang for some time attached at the middle of their base.
Semiarundinaria
fastuosa
NARIHIRA BAMBOO 30.00 1.50 0 5 Stately cultivar with very erect, straight culms and very short branches Culms eventually turn mottled purplish brown. Internodes narrowly grooved above the branches.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
okuboi
BIRODONA 25.00 1.50 5 5 The leaves are distinctive in being wider for their length than leaves of other bamboos. Semiarundinaria villosa 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
chinensis
  2.00 0.10 -5 3 Similar but smaller than S. kumasaca, it may also be hardier. Shows less leaf burn under alkaline conditions.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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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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YushaniaA large group of spreading thornless frost-hardy bamboos from Taiwan, the Himalayas and Africa. Rhizomes pachymorph, often with long rootless necks, but also tillering, so forming spreading thickets.
Yushania
anceps
  12.00 0.50 10 3 One of the beautiful mountain bamboos from the Himalayas of India. Arundinaria anceps Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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