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Think my Phyllostachys Iridescens is going to seed

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think my Phyllostachys Iridescens is going to seed ,is anyone else's doing the same ? Or have I got it wrong , if it is will it pull through,is there anything I can do
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Anyone else got this bamboo and is yours flowering
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Hi- I'd put money on it being incorrectly labled, the true plant is actually hard to find here :evil:

If theirs any new shoots popping up nows the time to check.
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Markj wrote:Hi- I'd put money on it being incorrectly labled, the true plant is actually hard to find here :evil:

If theirs any new shoots popping up nows the time to check.
It could be Phyllostachys praecox. which has flowered recently
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That would be my guess as well, it's also widespread here as well.
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Thanks for replys ,I got this bamboo from a friend who is a bit of a bamboo expert ,having said that he could well be wrong ,although it's quite rare in uk it is available http://www.uk-bamboos.co.uk/Detail-B/ph ... escens.htm ,I have found a picture of it shooting so maybe you good people could id it to confirm it's identity
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Anyone ID from shoot in pic at all
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Looks right to me but mine never matured much, still those dark red shoots are fairly unique.
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Thanks Brad ,it is strange that it's flowering but nobody's else's is tho ,I am just hoping it pulls through
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The plant is very small which won't help but even if it does pull through you've got a few years of looking at a almost dead plant :shock:


My patience for this has dwindled away to almost nothing, so anything here going full flower mode is cut down pretty quick ( by that I mean a year or two :roll: ) the
only one I'm putting up with is Phyllostachys praecox 'Viridisulcata' -it's still fairly attractive in a 'almost' full flower mode so the saws are on hold for the mo - but patience
does wear thin after a while and it's been a good 10 years stuck in this mode :evil:



Phyllostachys iridescens- the trouble here is imported Chinese stock , forget the label treat the purchase as a lucky dip....!



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Heres a old pic, been posted on here already- quite distinctive features :lol:

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I had not long planted it in the ground in my garden ,so have moved it to my nursery and replaced it for Phyllostachys parvifolia which is now shooting well. I buy most of my bamboos from specialists in uk ,France and Portugal and have quite a collection 40 + most of which are Phyllostachys but always looking for ones I don't have ,I know you have a very nice collection Mark ,do you ever sell any mark ? I would be very interested in any I don't have
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Hi Deane, used to sell/give away a fair bit- but some seem to under a fungus attack which has limited it lately. Is their anything your particularly interested in?
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I have quite a few plants of this species and no sign of flowering. Have quite a few new shoots already. RGds
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A friend in Denmark has a big clump of a verified Phyllostachys iridescent. He emailed me this morning to say: "I have never had flowers on my bamboo."

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