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<i> Chusquea pittieri</i> 111 KB Chusquea pittieri New shoot - abt 4 weeks old. 12/23/17Scotts Valley Ca
Shoot
<i> Chusquea pittieri</i> 183 KB Chusquea pittieri Pictorial definition of a tight clumper. 3 new shoots almost on top of one another. Scotts Valley, CA
Shoot
<i> Chusquea pittieri</i> 314 KB Chusquea pittieri Chusqueas are starting to shoot as of 11/26/17.Scotts Valley, Ca
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<i> Chusquea circinata</i> 298 KB Chusquea circinata 2017 Aug.Scotts Valley, CA
Shoot
<i> Chusquea cumingii</i> 237 KB Chusquea cumingii Dominant branch extends 3 to 4 ft from culm.Scotts Valley, CA
Branch
<i> Chusquea gigantea</i> 382 KB Chusquea gigantea Gigantea draped over sea shell ginger..
Plant
<i> Chusquea cumingii</i> 147 KB Chusquea cumingii new branch and leaf development on a 2017 shoot.Scotts Valley, CA
Leaf
<i> Chusquea bilimekii</i> 146 KB Chusquea bilimekii A strange plant - breaks down in winter ie branches turn grey-brown.
Not caused by low temps. New branch and leaf growth appear in spring but not all of the plant rejuvenates. Borinda figidorum does the same thing.
Scotts Valley, CA
Leaf
<i> Chusquea culeou</i> 'Llaima' 407 KB Chusquea culeou 'Llaima' March 2017 shootScotts Valley, Ca
Shoot
<i> Chusquea cumingii</i> 111 KB Chusquea cumingii New shoot : Feb. 2017 Starting to branch in MarchScotts Valley, CA
Shoot
<i> Chusquea pittieri</i> 313 KB Chusquea pittieri Note arch - pittieri is a climber. This is a culm searching for something to cling and climb. Culm has reached out about 15 ft from mother plant.Scotts Valley, CA
Culm
<i> Chusquea pittieri</i> 78 KB Chusquea pittieri 3/4/17 - another climber. Note dominate branch used to grasp other plants.Scotts Valley, CA
Branch
<i> Chusquea circinata</i> 78 KB Chusquea circinata 3/4/17 - Dominate branch developing. Considerably larger than other branches. This is a climber so it is used to grasp other plants as it climbs.Scotts Valley, Ca
Branch
<i> Chusquea culeou</i> 216 KB Chusquea culeou New shoot 2/2017 - temps 55 day 45 night. Mild temps but chaotic wind and rain. Rain season at 82 inches so far. Wind gusts at times 50 to 60mph. Local river has crested at plus 20ft. Scotts Valley, CA
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<i> Chusquea gigantea</i> 277 KB Chusquea gigantea Dec. 2016 - see red colored new shoots. Current temps = low 30's to high 50's. Shooting season will last abt 5 months. Main grove 24 X12ft. First plant purchased 2002 but stayed potted for 3 or 4 years.
Height abt. 35 ft.
SCotts Vallet, Ca
Shoot
<i> Chusquea gigantea</i> 258 KB Chusquea gigantea Old and new sections of a rhizome clump 11/21/16Scotts Valley, CA
Rhizome
<i> Chusquea circinata</i> 137 KB Chusquea circinata
9/13/16 new shoot. This is shooting season for Chusqueas in my zone. This is my biggest shoot for this plant to date.
Scotts Valley, CA
Shoot
<i> Chusquea culeou</i> 85 KB Chusquea culeou Double node experiment - trim branching/leaves at top culm (above soil level. Allow just enough to evaluate status of experiment.Scotts Valley, CA
Culm
<i> Chusquea culeou</i> 83 KB Chusquea culeou Double node experiment - get rid of branches/leaves and notch areas that will be below soil level.Scotts Valley, CA
Culm
<i> Chusquea culeou</i> 83 KB Chusquea culeou Double node propagation - another thick walled species that is a candidate. Scotts Valley, CA
Culm

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