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Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa vulgaris Wamin Dwarf Buddha Belly
 Bambusa sp.
Family: Poaceae   (Formerly:Poaceae / Gramineae)
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Common bamboo
Origin: China
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunKeep soil moistSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

All tropical forms of bamboo are fast growing plants that can reach tree-like proportions. It is more than just a decorative plant, is also a major producer of oxygen, great to have around. Bamboo is the most fast growing plant in the world. Some varieties were reported to grow as much as 3-4 ft a day. The plant requires moist soil, can tolerate a few days of flooding, but won't tolerate soggy conditions for a very long time.

Bambusa vulgaris, a stylish oriental plant, is the bamboo to thrive indoors. With an excellent life expectancy it can be relied upon to create a long and lasting impression. There are 3 varieties sold under Bambusa vulgaris: Bambusa vulgaris (yellow stems), Bambusa ventricosa (green, bumpy stems), and Bambusa siamensis (smooth green stems). It is advisable to plant them in a large pot because they can die if the root ball is allowed to dry out. Can torerate a small amount of light. B. melangensis - one of the most fast and tall growing varieties. Most of bamboo are hardy to frost, and some are hardy to as low as 16-18F.


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 Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Golden Hawaiian

Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa vulgaris f. vittata 'Golden Hawaiian'
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa vulgaris Wamin Striata
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa vulgaris
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa multiplex
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa Chocolate
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa vulgaris 'Wamin' Dwarf Buddha Belly
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa pervariabilis var. viridistriata Sunburst Bamboo
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa lako Timor Black Bamboo
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa chungii Tropical Blue Bamboo
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa eutoldoides var. viridivittata Asian Lemon Bamboo
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa oldhamii Oldham Bamboo
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa lako Timor Black Bamboo
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa vulgaris
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa oldhamii
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa oldhamii
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa vulgaris
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa vulgaris 'Wamin' Dwarf Buddha Belly
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Bambusa vulgaris Wamin
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa vulgaris
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa oldhamii
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa vulgaris Wamin
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa Giant. Stems may grow up to 12" thick
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa multiplex
Bambusa sp., Common bamboo

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Bambusa multiplex
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Robert Saporito
Loxahatchee, FL USA
USDA Zone:10
10 Feb 2008
The first photo on this page labeled as Bambusa ventricosa is actually Bambusa vulgaris Wamin Striata (there are dark stripes on the culms). The second photo labeled as B.ventricosa is Bambusa vulgaris Wamin. All of the photos labeled as Bambusa vulgaris should be labeled as Bambusa vulgaris Vittata.
I don't see a photo of a black bamboo as pointed out in the previous comment. Maybe it has since been removed. Regardless, P.nigra is a temperate bamboo that is commonly called Black Bamboo. There are four tropical bamboo species in the U.S. that also have black culms: Bambusa lako, Gigantochloa atroviolacia, Dendrocalamus asper 'Betung Hitam', and Dendrocalamus brandisii 'Black'.
Dana Worthington
Orlando, FL
USDA Zone:9B
29 Mar 2007
You have Black Bamboo shown with the Bambusa's.
The only one that I know is Phyllostachys nigra.
You could verify with Robert Tornello - www.tornellobamboo.com


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Bonnie Bamboo is a small-growing bamboo with a delicate appearance. Fine leaves that droop to the ground when young. Can be used as a privacy screen in applications where a shorter bamboo is required. Full size plants in favorable conditions can grow to 20' tall with 1" diameter culms. Min. temp. 27 deg F. Min USDA zone: 9b.
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Bambusa guangxiensis - Chinese Dwarf Bamboo

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Chinese Dwarf is a hedging clumping bamboo that grows to roughly 10 ft in height, but can get taller in good conditions - you simply hedge it to the size you want! It grows very differently from traditional bamboo, with a very bushy, tufting habit with its foliage and does not naturally show the culms. Chinese Dwarf has quite pretty, large green leaves and gives a very tropical feel instead of a normal hedge. Chinese Dwarf is an extremely fast growing, hardy bamboo, and can achieve a privacy hedge in under 18 months! You need to trim Chinese Dwarf down between 1-4 times a year to maintain at the ideal height and to promote new fresh foliage. Chinese Dwarf is definitely a fantastic privacy hedge, sound barrier and wind break. Hedge it down to any preferred height and even clean out the below foliage to create a japanese style effect. Chinese Dwarf can be grown in full sun to part shade. Trim back as much as you desire to maintain size and promote new foliage. Chinese Dwarf is a great option for pots or troughs.
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Bambusa textilis Gracilis - Graceful Bamboo, Slender Weavers

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Graceful / Slender Weavers bamboo. It's a beautiful hedging bamboo and is always in high demand for privacy screening.
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Bambusa vulgaris Vittata - Painted Bamboo, Golden Hawaiian Bamboo

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Bambusa vulgaris Vittata (Painted Bamboo) is a large clumping bamboo with a maximum height of 50 feet under optimum conditions. Large arching golden-yellow culms have green vertical stripes that look like drip marks. Branches are often striped as well. This plant is sometimes also commonly called the Golden Hawaiian Bamboo.
Culms are hardy at least to 27 degrees.
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Bambusa vulgaris Wamin - Dwarf Buddha Belly Bamboo

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Dwarf Buddha Belly would make a great addition to any yard with its unique culms and beautiful green foliage. The lower half of the Dwarf Buddha Belly is branchless with very bizarre shortened inflated internodes. It has 3 inch knotted culms. This bamboo makes a wonderful specimen tree and a good conversation piece for guests. No other bamboo in the world comes even close to a Wamin in overall appearance. It is a non-invasive clumping bamboo that originates from Burma, fast growing to heights between 12-15 feet tall reaching maturity in 3 years. This bamboo is commonly found in tropical regions and in the United States does very well in Southern California and Florida. The Dwarf Buddha Belly is one of the easiest Bamboos to grow and maintain. It is compact and unusual, it can truly give a home or business that tropical feel. The Dwarf Buddha Belly makes a wonderful landscape specimen or privacy screen. It can withstand temperatures around 27-30 degrees F.
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