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Schizostachyum spp - Various

Common Name Clumping Bamboo
Family Poaceae
USDA hardiness 8-12
Known Hazards See individual species.
Habitats Various. Subtropical to tropical.
Range Origin: Asia.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (4 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (3 of 5)
Care (info)
Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Schizostachyum spp Clumping Bamboo


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Schizostachyum spp Clumping Bamboo
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Schizostachyum spp is an evergreen Bamboo growing to 10 m (32ft) by 4 m (13ft) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 9.
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.

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Synonyms

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Plant Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Shoots
Edible Uses:

Young shoots on some species.

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Medicinal Uses

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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].

Special Uses

Carbon Farming

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Cultivation details

Industrial Crop: Biomass  Management: Managed Multistem  Regional Crop

Climate: subtropical to tropical. Humidity: humid. Most Schizostachyum species prefer moist, well drained soil. Keep well mulched. Prefers tropical or subtropical climates. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: regional crop. Management: managed multistem (Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation) [1-1].

Carbon Farming

  • 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.
  • Regional Crop  These crops have been domesticated and cultivated regionally but have not been adopted elsewhere and are typically not traded globally, Examples in this broad category include perennial cottons and many nuts and staple fruits.

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Plant Propagation

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Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Bamboo, Clumping Bamboo

Natives mostly of tropical Asia and Papuasia, with a few species in Madagascar and on certain islands in the Pacific.

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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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

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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