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 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Is my Mexican Weeping seeding??

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:46 pm 

Replies: 2
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I have three potted Mexican weeping bamboo and recently I noticed what appear to be seeds. I have several other of same type planted in the ground and have not noticed seeds. I’ve always ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Flowering update

 Post subject: Re: Flowering update
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:07 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 715


Seeds starting to drop re my giganteas today. Abt 15 seeds. Trying a new way to germanite based ... seeds on wet towel (water/peroxide) folded then inserted in Ziplock bag. Tradewinds Bamboo has been successful re their technique of gigantea propagation. Not sure what their ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Flowering update

 Post subject: Re: Flowering update
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:37 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 715


My yunzu flowers every year. Good info on Bamboo Garden. I've bought both from Ned and Gib. Both honest nurseries. Let me ... it will croak on me and I will just cut it down. I should get thousands of seeds, as this has been in a ground for 8 years and puts up 30 foot culms. But again, ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Flowering update

 Post subject: Re: Flowering update
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:40 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 715


If anyone gets some P nigra or Hennon seed, I'd be interested in some. Also willing to do viability tests on any fresh bamboo seeds if anyone has some and does not want to bother, will pay shipping/handling.

 Forum: Exchanges   Topic: P. Japonica 'Arrow Bamboo' seeds -trade for clumping bamboo?

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:13 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 478


... keep them for a few weeks? For a few weeks, don't even bother, if you don't mean to sow them soon, then yes, place them into the fridge when the seeds are properly dry. Can I assume the grove I took these plants from years ago is flowering, as well? Possibly bot not likely. Pseudosasa japonica ...

 Forum: Exchanges   Topic: P. Japonica 'Arrow Bamboo' seeds -trade for clumping bamboo?

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:02 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 478


Sorry, I keep having issues linking photos to this site. I thought Google or OneDrive would suffice, but problems persist. It's likely me, though. Is short-term storage in the fridge considered the best way to keep them for a few weeks? They're in a little plastic bottle with a silica pack for now. ...

 Forum: Exchanges   Topic: P. Japonica 'Arrow Bamboo' seeds -trade for clumping bamboo?

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:45 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 478


These look great, well developed! Congrats!
Fresh as up to a couple of months. 6 months possibly a year in the fridge. After that, some bamboos lose viability completely like Moso, some can still sprout but with low germination rate.

 Forum: Exchanges   Topic: P. Japonica 'Arrow Bamboo' seeds -trade for clumping bamboo?

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:45 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 478


Those sure look like good seed! It's important to sow them while fresh... although I don't know exactly what that means. A couple of weeks? Longer?

 Forum: Exchanges   Topic: P. Japonica 'Arrow Bamboo' seeds -trade for clumping bamboo?

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:01 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 478


Try germinating them. They should start very fast when fresh. Photo of the seeds perhaps? I have a bit of bamboo seedling growing deprivation :lol:

 Forum: Exchanges   Topic: P. Japonica 'Arrow Bamboo' seeds -trade for clumping bamboo?

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:41 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 478


Nope. No clue if they're viable or not...

It's the first time this grove has flowered, so I've not had a chance to try any. I collected another 20 yesterday that had dropped to some sheets I laid out on the ground.

They're plumpers! Image

 Forum: Exchanges   Topic: P. Japonica 'Arrow Bamboo' seeds -trade for clumping bamboo?

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:10 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 478


Are you sure seeds are viable? P. japonica is known to flower occasionally, but as far as I know, they won't produce viable seeds.

 Forum: Exchanges   Topic: P. Japonica 'Arrow Bamboo' seeds -trade for clumping bamboo?

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:22 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 478


I've collected about 50 seeds from my 14 year old grove of flowering Pseudosasa japonica and wonder if anyone would like to trade a piece of clumping bamboo for them? I'm in Northwest Georgia and have had good luck with Alphonse Karr, so I'd love ...

 Forum: Bamboo Discussions   Topic: growing Moso in the USA

 Post subject: Re: growing Moso in the USA
Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 6:46 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 727


... :mrgreen: I have decided that my current batch of seedlings (half Moso seeds and half Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' fake seeds) will ... the season. Place - its rhizome network is much denser than any other bamboo's I own. Culms above ground are not even that close together, but ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Starting fake bamboo seeds from Aliexpress

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:30 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1690


There are several seedlings. I have forgotten how delicate Moso can be, when you start it from seed. some are dark green, some are sickly yellowish looking from the start. Same pot, same conditions. No variegation, except perhaps if these sickly looking seedlings have some kind of variegation panned...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: HOW DO CLUMPERS GROW?

 Post subject: Re: HOW DO CLUMPERS GROW?
Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:00 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1334


... which simply fell off when I was taking a field division of java black bamboo. I decided to plant these up to see if they can form roots, and put ... prepared that most likely, it will not be a legitimate source and the seeds will most likely be phyllostachys edulis moso which is a running type ...
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