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Bamboo Shooting Season Here We Grow Again

Bamboo Shooting Season Nears And Here We Grow Again

Bamboo Shooting Season

Bamboo Shooting Season

With the onset of winter comes the building excitement for bamboo shooting season and here we grow again. Within the next couple of months bamboo shooting season will begin. And I can’t wait because I may just see some 2 inch diameter canes. Coming out of my 15-year-old grove of Phyllostachys aureosulcata.  Yellow groove bamboo. I now have 39 different species. And I’m still looking for more. My goal is to have 50 species by the end of 2013.

Bamboo Shooting Season First To Grow

Bamboo shooting is a great site to see. Because at the end of march the bamboo shooting begins. And by the end of June, the new shoots will be over 30 ft. tall. It will be insane to watch it grow that fast. It amazes me every year. The next to shoot will be P. Aureosulcata “Aureocaulis” or the solid yellow version of yellow groove. Same hardiness and same growth habits. Just a little later to shoot and size-up. Next comes the ground cover bamboo shooting there are quite a few of these. Next will be the Pseudosasa Japonica or arrow bamboo. It always looks great. Very tropical looking with its large palm like leaves. Next is the Phyllostachys Nigra or Black bamboo it shoots green shoots that later turn black after about 6 months to a year. I should see some nice canes from these this year. Next will be Phyllostachys Rubromarginata and the Phyllostachys Vivax Aureocaulis and then comes the Phyllostachys Atrovaginata and Phyllostachys Nuda and then Aurea. The last 2 to shoot are my Phyllostachys Bambusoides”Castillon” and Finally Arundinaria Gigantea. And by this time the gardens have completely changed and closed in just a bit more. A bit more privacy and a lot more beauty. After a nice winter nap it will be time to say here we grow again.

 

Garden Jungle in 3 Months

Garden Jungle in 3 Months

Garden Jungle

Garden Jungle

Go from nothing to a garden jungle in 3 months with the fastest growing woody plant in  the world. As the Bamboo shooting Season winds down. It’s amazing what 3 short months can do for a grove of established bamboo. My (Phyllostachys Aureosulcata)Yellow Groove Bamboo has reached heights of 30+ ft tall and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. This is the most incredible plant that has ever grown in this yard. And it’s doing exactly what I waited 14 years of my impatient life for it to do, Amazing people! I shutter to think what my yard will look like in 14 more years. I only hope I live long enough to see my canes reach 3-4 inches in diameter. At least I know every year I can go to a garden jungle in just 3 months.

Cold Hardy Bamboo

With 34 different species growing as we speak this place will be astounding when all are mature. It will be an absolute paradise and I can’t wait. With a few simple techniques I will keep it all right where I want it and no farther. For more information on containing running bamboo see future blog posts right here. Since writing this post I  have gained another 2 species in my garden jungle. The garden jungle looks fabulous and as we speak each grove is starting to gain strength and vigor.

Garden Jungle Bamboo Growth Rates

By this time next year the garden jungle will have doubled in size and be amazing. My Rubromarginata will be 25 ft tall next year and my P. vivax will be 15 -20 ft tall with large canes and beautiful coloration. This is one of my favorite variegated bamboos. I am anxiously waiting for my P. Aureosulcata “Aureocaulis” to put up some nice sized canes, it’s been in the ground about 5 years and seems to be sizing up  very slowly. It’s crazy how the fastest growing woody plant in the world sometimes takes so long to size up. It takes patience to grow bamboo for the simple fact that bamboo takes a long time to establish a grove unless you start with many divisions. It’s been said that bamboo sleeps, creeps and leaps. The first year it spends its time growing rhizomes so you don’t see much growth above ground. The second year it sends those rhizomes far and wide, and puts up some medium size shoots. The third year it leaps and you will see a tremendous amount of growth. And you will go from a small garden to a garden jungle in 3 months.

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Phyllostachys Rubromarginata
Phyllostachys Rubromarginata

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Pseudosasa Japonica


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