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Bambusa textilis - McClure

Common Name Clumping Bamboo. Weaver's bamboo
Family Poaceae
USDA hardiness 7-11
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Usually cultivated along rivers and near villages at low altitudes in southern China.
Range Australasia.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (4 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Bambusa textilis Clumping Bamboo. Weaver


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Bambusa textilis is an evergreen Bamboo growing to 8 m (26ft) by 1.5 m (5ft) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Bambusa annulata W.T.Lin & Z.J.Feng. Bambusa minutiligulata W.T.Lin & Z.M.Wu. Bambusa varioaurita W.T.Lin & Z.J.Feng

Plant Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Shoots
Edible Uses:

Edible Portion: Shoots.

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Medicinal Uses

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None Known

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Other Uses

Biomass  Fodder  Hedge  Straw

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]. Fodder: bank. Other Systems: strip intercrop, multistrata. Good hedging/screening in full sun to part shade. Tolerates rigorous pruning of tops to 1m. Tight footprint to 1m. A good specimen plant. Good for pots.

Special Uses

Carbon Farming  Food Forest  Hedge

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Cultivation details

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

A clumping non-invasive bamboo. Climate: warm temperate to tropical. Humidity: humid. Both hardy and drought resistant once established and tolerates sandy soils, winds and light frosts. Tolerates rigorous pruning of tops to 1m. Tight footprint to 1m. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: minor global crop. Management: managed multistem (Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation) [1-1]. .

Carbon Farming

  • Fodder: Bank  Fodder banks are plantings of high-quality fodder species. Their goal is to maintain healthy productive animals. They can be utilized all year, but are designed to bridge the forage scarcity of annual dry seasons. Fodder bank plants are usually trees or shrubs, and often legumes. The relatively deep roots of these woody perennials allow them to reach soil nutrients and moisture not available to grasses and herbaceous plants.
  • Industrial Crop: Biomass  Three broad categories: bamboos, resprouting woody plants, and giant grasses. uses include: protein, materials (paper, building materials, fibers, biochar etc.), chemicals (biobased chemicals), energy - biofuels
  • Management: Managed Multistem  Regularly removing some multiple stems. A non-A non-destructive management systems maintaining the soil organic carbon.
  • Minor Global Crop  These crops are already grown or traded around the world, but on a smaller scale than the global perennial staple and industrial crops, The annual value of a minor global crop is under $1 billion US. Examples include shea, carob, Brazil nuts and fibers such as ramie and sisal.
  • Other Systems: Multistrata  Multistrata agroforests feature multiple layers of trees often with herbaceous perennials, annual crops, and livestock.
  • Other Systems: Strip intercrop  Tree crops grown in rows with alternating annual crops.

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Plant Propagation

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

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Slender Weaver's Bamboo, Weaver's Bamboo

Asia, Australia, China.

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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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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