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Bambusa pervariabilis - McClure

Common Name Clumping Bamboo
Family Poaceae
USDA hardiness 9-11
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats River banks, around villages, China - Guangdong, Guangxi.
Range Asia. China
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (4 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Bambusa pervariabilis Clumping Bamboo


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Bambusa pervariabilis is an evergreen Bamboo growing to 8 m (26ft) by 2 m (6ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Bambusa pervariabilis var. multistriata W.T.Lin, Bambusa pervariabilis var. pervariabilis, Bambusa pervariabilis var. viridistriata Q.H.Dai & X.C.Liu

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Stem
Edible Uses:

Edible culms

Medicinal Uses

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None Known

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Other Uses

Carbon Farming Solutions - Industrial Crop: biomass (Crops grown for non-food uses. Industrial crops provide resources in three main categories: materials, chemicals, and energy. Traditional materials include lumber and thatch, paper and cardboard, and textiles) [1-1]. Other Systems: strip intercrop, multistrata. Good hedging/screening in full sun to part shade. A good specimen plant.

Cultivation details

Industrial Crop: Biomass  Management: Managed Multistem  Minor Global Crop  Other Systems: Multistrata  Other Systems: Strip intercrop

Climate: subtropical to tropical, tropical highlands. Humidity: humid. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: minor global crop. Management: managed multistem (Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation) [1-1]. .

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Propagation

By dividing the rootball, rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Sunburst Bamboo,Punting Pole Bamboo, Cheng gao zhu

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Australasia including China and Australia. North America.

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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Bambusa multiplexHedge Bamboo, Chinese Goddess Bamboo20
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Bambusa polymorphaBurmese bamboo, Jama Betua20
Bambusa textilisClumping Bamboo. Weaver's bamboo30
Bambusa tuldaBengal Bamboo. Spineless Indian bamboo20
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Chimonobambusa marmoreaKan-Chiku10
Chimonobambusa pachystachysThorny Bamboo10
Chimonobambusa purpurea 10
Chimonobambusa quadrangularisSquare Bamboo20
Chimonobambusa szechuanensis 10

 

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