Plant ID forum: Bamboo ID

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 10, 2013 3:12 PM CST
I've been growing this bamboo in my yard for 3 years. Its still a very young plant but I was wondering if anyone could ID it? At first I thought it was Golden or Fishpole bamboo, but last week I noticed the canes were turning a dark brown color.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 10, 2013 4:01 PM CST
The white rings suggest Phyllostachys nuda.

This is perhaps the hardiest of the Phyllostachys genus. It has dark green culms with a bright white ring at the node. The leaves are also darker than most other bamboos. In the spring the new culms are often near-black in color for a few weeks as the new foliage appears, aging to green. Shoots usually begin to appear during the later half of April here in Portland.


http://www.bamboogarden.com/Phyllostachys%20nuda.htm

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Phyllostachys+nuda+f.+local...

There's also Phyllostachys nuda f. localis ..

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Phyllostachys+nuda+f.+local...

I'm not sure though!

Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 10, 2013 4:28 PM CST
Wow thanks Janet! There are several huge groves of it at my old neighborhood.

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