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by zxylene
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Latest Phyllostachys to shoot?
Replies: 19
Views: 578

Re: Latest Phyllostachys to shoot?

I am still waiting on shoots for paravifolia, dulcus, viridis, vivax inversa and regular vivax both the paravifolia and inversa are over 2 “ so I am excited about seeing what they do this year but I am wondering if I will get shoots at all.
by zxylene
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Bamboo that resembles cannabis?
Replies: 7
Views: 3682

Re: Bamboo that resembles cannabis?

I have saw some basic Yellow Groove around here that was normal but after trimming and herbicide treatment along the road looked just like that. I am curious if the whole grove (if it is large) looks like that or just edges near animals, trimmers or treatment. I will try to grab a pic of some of the...
by zxylene
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Exchanges
Topic: Anyone interested in charity case?
Replies: 4
Views: 3241

Re: Anyone interested in charity case?

I got my first bamboo (Alata) for free I saw it growing along the road and just stopped and talked to the owner about it and just asked if I could dig some sometime. My second (Bissetti) I got by replying to craigslist Ad that was selling large poles. I think they were $1 a piece or something but we...
by zxylene
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Here's one for you
Replies: 19
Views: 6679

Re: Here's one for you

So far I agree that it looks like Alata. I have had some in the ground for I think 7 years. Only a hand full of culms are crookied. Some years they are crookied and some not but never all the culms. It seems to do with the timing of shooting and the weather. Sometimes only 1 or 2 culms in the year w...
by zxylene
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: First bamboo you obtained
Replies: 45
Views: 14435

Re: First bamboo you obtained

First bamboo I got was Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Alata'. But was not one that got me into it really I was able to dig a division down the road from my house never knew it was there until I was telling a friend about the wonderful bamboo forests in Hawaii with beautiful waterfalls. Hawai’i Bamboo i...
by zxylene
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 4802

Re: Bamboo Removal

I think the plastic would help once you get it to the point of the little tuffs of leaves that are flush with the ground. Clear plasic and a very sunny day might be better as it would burn them (super heat) I wonder if you took a torch (flamethrower) and torched the ground for awhile if that would h...
by zxylene
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: How not to get rid of a bamboo stand?
Replies: 8
Views: 3660

Re: How not to get rid of a bamboo stand?

I am curious as to the status of this. I think it could be effective at killing small new growth it it is very sunny for a while.
by zxylene
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Michigan bamboo mistake? phyllostachys parvifolia
Replies: 43
Views: 20061

Re: Michigan bamboo mistake? phyllostachys parvifolia

Here's a picture of the parvifolia grove as of today. As shown, it's newest culms are even a bit taller than the tallest that emerged in the last couple of years which were probably around 22ft, so the tallest culm completely straightened out may be around 25ft, but there's no measuring method othe...
by zxylene
Thu May 31, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: P.Shanghai 3
Replies: 30
Views: 20006

Re: P.Shanghai 3

Here is my experience with S3. I planted S3 from Steve Lau in 12/05/12. 05/22/2013 one shoot of Equal size. 4ft tall about 1/8". 01/30/14 top killed. 05/16/14 top killed but put up 2 shoots 3x previous size about 3/8". 05/10/2015 top killed again but one shoot 2x the size at 3/4 ". 0...
by zxylene
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: How not to get rid of a bamboo stand?
Replies: 8
Views: 3660

Re: How not to get rid of a bamboo stand?

I can't wait to see how this does. If it gets lots and lots of hot sun it may just scorch the new shoots but I think they will grow and either pierce or lift the tarp. :)
by zxylene
Sat May 06, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: What is the best EATING type of bamboo available in US?
Replies: 4
Views: 3292

Re: What is the best EATING type of bamboo available in US?

I have heard Phyllosachys dulcis as well but mine didn not live long enough to get shoots. Most of mine are just now getting to the point where I can start harvesting shoots. I would certainly like to know if they are all edible and what are the best. I am getting many now that instead of just kicki...
by zxylene
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Sasaella masamuneana 'Aureostriata' flowering.
Replies: 14
Views: 9421

Sasaella masamuneana 'Aureostriata' flowering.

Image I have lots of seeds not many leaves.


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by zxylene
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Sasaella masamuneana 'Aureostriata' flowering.
Replies: 14
Views: 9421

Re: Sasaella masamuneana 'Aureostriata' flowering.

If I have the correct one identified. Mine is flowering as well. I got the one I have from Brad just before he left Indiana. I will get some pics soon.
by zxylene
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: P.Shanghai 3
Replies: 30
Views: 20006

Re: P.Shanghai 3

Here is my experience with S3. I planted S3 from Steve Lau in 12/05/12. 05/22/2013 one shoot of Equal size. 4ft tall about 1/8". 01/30/14 top killed. 05/16/14 top killed but put up 2 shoots 3x previous size about 3/8". 05/10/2015 top killed again but one shoot 2x the size at 3/4 ". 05...
by zxylene
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Exchanges
Topic: Looking for spares
Replies: 9
Views: 7231

Re: Looking for spares

Brad, I have Prominens and Robert Young in the spring if they both did something this fall. I'll dig around for Rhizomes before shooting in spring and either grab a few culms and rhizomes or Rhizomes and buds. Neither of them have done real great for me yet. They both still looking like small clumpe...