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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:11 pm 
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Nice Brad. That species does well in containers. Very prolific shooters. Same with B. Emeiensis 'flavidovirens' and 'viridiflavus'. Check those out, if you haven't already. Bigger than B. Eutoldoides but still quick to size up. Great bamboos to grown in a large container

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:41 pm 
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Here is my Parker. Just starting to look good.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:05 pm 
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Yours looks identical to mine, that would have been really nice there but it's future is bleak, too bad.

I have to assume that we'll get into the 20's every winter, last year 29F was the low but we'll go lower so I'm trying the hardier forms. Next I want D minor 'Amoenus' and B chungii plus those you listed.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:15 pm 
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I agree, it is disappointing. I thought ours looked about the same in size. I planted that in a somewhat shady place, in hopes to maximize its size potential. I can't complain too bad though. I feel sorry for the guys who just reached 5 in culms to have this happen. I have been wanting this variety for 9+ years. Then I put it in the ground last year, and now this. :roll:

Those Bambusa are impressive with their growth. D. minor "amoenus" sized up quicker than almost every other bamboo I have grown. I had 2.5 in culms in 3 years from a 3 gallon. Very beautiful and impressive bamboo. Only issue I have with it is it has very thin walls, making it prone to snapping in strong winds. I had to remove large broken canes every year from the clump as a result. I think it does best under a canopy, and protected from these winds. It does like rich soil, and will not look as good if the soil is poor and not amended. It also loves water, and it can tolerate a lot.

B. Chungii I am growing for the first time. I have five of them planted in a line by the front entrance to my property, and one in between the trees on the other side. I hope to create a chungii tunnel, which the culms towering over, and some arching over the drive in that area. They are still somewhat small. Both of these will laugh at your cold weather.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:58 pm 
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Mine still not flowering yet and spending lots of energy on this shoot, the other shoot appears to be an aborted one.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:28 am 
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Mine still looks good. New growth on the new shoot. Irma kinda beat the hell out of the existing leaves but lots of new branches and leaves on the new shoot. I'm pretty optimistic that our Parkers are going to be fine

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