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 Post subject: Phyllostachys Acuta
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:13 pm 
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Location: Middle Tennessee (Murfreesboro) USDA Zone 6b/7a Record low Jan 1966 -14*F Frost free April 21-Oct.21 Location Details
I planted this Ph acuta grove in 2006. It has been slow to spread, but in the last 3 years has started to size up. It reached the 2" mark year before last.

Acuta might make a good bamboo for small yards, or for someone who wants to grow a large bamboo in a small area.

Has been hardy in our 6a to 7a zone.

I have trimmed out a few very small culms, but this represents the extent of the grove after 12 years.

What is that behind the cedar tree? I don't know let's take a look.


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 Post subject: Re: Phyllostachys Acuta
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:12 pm 
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Makes one ponder on the interaction between bamboo rhizomes and tree roots...it would appear the boo cares not.


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 Post subject: Re: Phyllostachys Acuta
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:57 am 
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Rhizomes are faster and more adaptive than tree roots. The shallow rooted trees/plants like cedars always lose eventually because they are competing in the same soil level as the bamboo. Trees with long deep roots, and bamboo, seem to get along fine most of the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Phyllostachys Acuta
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:10 pm 
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Wow David that is awesome! Is that your largest culm on the farm? It is bigger than my Dendrocalamus!

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 Post subject: Re: Phyllostachys Acuta
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:22 pm 
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I have some that are larger, but none that have surprised me as much as this acuta ! Guess we will have to put acuta in the timber bamboo category. You really can't tell from the photos, but acuta is short for its girth. Kind of reminds me of dulcis in that regard.

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 Post subject: Re: Phyllostachys Acuta
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:37 am 
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How did your tonkin cane like last winter?

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 Post subject: Re: Phyllostachys Acuta
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:51 pm 
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Morning Brad,

Last winter was the first time that it did not look like it belonged in Tennessee. Lots of top burn on the newest canes. The main clump seems to have survived with some top burn. The rhizome system seems intact, it put up new culms this spring. I have not inspected it closely to see if the top burned culms have put on new leaves. I'll try to take some pictures this afternoon. I have plenty to share if you want to trial it in sunny California.

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 Post subject: Re: Phyllostachys Acuta
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:34 pm 
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I started a new amabilis thread in "Growing Bamboo".

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