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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:20 am 
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I just noticed the description (quoted below) for Bambusa malingensis. The 12 F is what gives me pause. And "Hardiest of the Bambusa"? What about Bambusa multiplex? I wonder if there is some kind of a mix up. Has this been the description all along and I just now noticed it? I can't verify the cold hardiness of B. malingensis because it never gets cold enough in Tampa, Florida to do any damage to it.

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Each node bears a large number of branches down to the culm base, making a dense hedge. Hardiest of the Bambusa, grown down to 12F by some in otherwise very favourable sites.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:05 pm 
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Hi Roy,
The source list used to say 21?F which I think is probably about right. I do not have it, but understand it will winter over around here without much damage. It would be great if the 12?F were correct, but I expect it is a transposition.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:25 pm 
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I wondered what site you were quoting and so Googled the exact quote and the only match was http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:d4O9xgZRrE0J:www.americanbamboo.org/SpeciesSourceListPages/SpeciesTableB.html+Each+node+bears+a+large+number+of+branches+down+to+the+culm+base,+making+a+dense+hedge.+Hardiest+of+the+Bambusa,+grown+down+to+12F+by+some+in+otherwise+very+favourable+sites.&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us in the description for B. multiplex so I think you are right about a mix up. It appears more than 2 & 1 being transposed.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:34 pm 
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Mike McG wrote:
Roy

I wondered what site you were quoting and so Googled the exact quote and the only match was http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:d4O9xgZRrE0J:www.americanbamboo.org/SpeciesSourceListPages/SpeciesTableB.html+Each+node+bears+a+large+number+of+branches+down+to+the+culm+base,+making+a+dense+hedge.+Hardiest+of+the+Bambusa,+grown+down+to+12F+by+some+in+otherwise+very+favourable+sites.&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us in the description for B. multiplex so I think you are right about a mix up. It appears more than 2 & 1 being transposed.

Mike near Brenham TX



Mike,

That's what "I was a thinkin" must have happened somewhere along the way. Perhaps this is a mistake that made when making updates for the new 2008 Source List. Perhaps Bill will weigh in shortly. Here's the description of B. multiplex from Bambooweb.info image gallery:

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Each node bears a large number of branches down to the culm base, making a dense hedge. Hardiest of the Bambusa.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:37 pm 
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It looks like the description for B. multiplex is on B. malingensis. I will have to check the spreadsheet when I get back to the office and make the correction.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:32 am 
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Yes, I messed up and pasted the wrong description. :oops:

The description for B. malingensis should have been:
An attractive medium-size tropical, produces many culms each year, taller under trees. Reportedly tolerates wind well.

Thanks for pointing it out. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:25 am 
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bambooweb wrote:
Yes, I messed up and pasted the wrong description. :oops:

The description for B. malingensis should have been:
An attractive medium-size tropical, produces many culms each year, taller under trees. Reportedly tolerates wind well.

Thanks for pointing it out. :)

Bill


I'm glad to see the "tolerates sea breezes" is taken out of the description. Now I won't have people tell me that they understand that bamboo is salt sensitive, except for one of them, and they are looking for that one bamboo to plant on their beach front property, along side their sea oats, to help stabilize the sand dunes.

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I have had my water softener brine discharging into the scrub oaks and palmettos for years without any ill effects on them. Please someone try running the discharge line to a B. malingensis and see what happens cause I only have one and not willing to use it as a guinea pig.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:57 pm 
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mike best wrote:
I have had my water softener brine discharging into the scrub oaks and palmettos for years without any ill effects on them. Please someone try running the discharge line to a B. malingensis and see what happens cause I only have one and not willing to use it as a guinea pig.


Are you going to loan me your water softener? :)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:39 am 
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Ha Ha, No, I was hoping someone would send me some Bambusa malingensis, or any other boo for that matter! With these donations I will then begin conducting my Bamboo/Salt (BS) research for coastal bamboo customers.

Seriously though, water softeners that use salt are very polluting and I don't recommend them. The salt water either ends up at the city water treatment plant, and they can't just send it to the river or lakes without removing the salt, or the salt gets dumped in your yard. If you have a well like me, one has to wonder how much salt can the ground water absorb over the years before your sprinkler system starts messing with the soil pH and killing ones plants with water that has been adulterated with alkaline salt.

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Over watering with irrigation water or well water down here can have disastrous effects. Too many years can cause the soils to be unusable unless we have some good rains to leach the salts out.

My property was looking fantastic until we got all the rain this past year. There were many worms in the soil really breaking it down. I think the flooding killed most of them.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:42 pm 
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boonut wrote:
Over watering with irrigation water or well water down here can have disastrous effects. Too many years can cause the soils to be unusable unless we have some good rains to leach the salts out.

My property was looking fantastic until we got all the rain this past year. There were many worms in the soil really breaking it down. I think the flooding killed most of them.


My sincerest apologies for the late, late response, but I was wondering if there was a way to FILTER irrigation/well water for use in ones crops, gardens or plants. I'm very new to this realm and was curious to know. The reason I ask is because I'm currently utilizing well water and I've often wondered about the effects it would have on my plants.

Anyway, if you don't want to continue bumping the thread, you folks are more than welcome to PM me. It would be super appreciated. Thanks, folks!

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