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Bambusa chungii - McClure

Common Name Clumping Bamboo, white bamboo, tropical blue bamboo
Family Poaceae
USDA hardiness 9-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Lowland hilly areas; at elevations from 100 - 500 metres[266 ].
Range E. Asia - southern China, Vietnam.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Tender Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Bambusa chungii Clumping Bamboo, white bamboo, tropical blue bamboo


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Summary

Lingnania chungii (McClure) McClure is a synonym of Bambusa chungii McClure


Physical Characteristics

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Bambusa chungii is an evergreen Bamboo growing to 8 m (26ft) by 4 m (13ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. The flowers are pollinated by Wind.
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.

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Synonyms

Bambusa chungii McClure

Habitats

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None Known

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Other Uses

The culms are used for weaving and as a source of fibre for papermaking[266 ]. A beautiful ornamental with white bloom covered culms. Great privacy screen or feature. Carbon Farming - Industrial Crop: biomass.

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Climate: subtropical to tropical. Humidity: humid. Bamboos have an interesting method of growth. Each plant produces a number of new stems annually - these stems grow to their maximum height in their first year of growth, subsequent growth in the stem being limited to the production of new side branches and leaves. In the case of some mature tropical species the new stem could be as much as 30 metres tall, with daily increases in height of 30cm or more during their peak growth time. This makes them some of the fastest-growing species in the world[K ]. Bamboos in general are usually monocarpic, living for many years before flowering, then flowering and seeding profusely for a period of 1 - 3 years before usually dying. Carbon farming - Cultivation: regional crop. Management: managed multistem.

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow in containers as soon as it is ripe, preferably at a temperature around 20°c. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place fairly quickly so long as the seed is of good quality, though it can take 3 - 6 months. Prick out the seedlings into containers when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a lightly shaded place until large enough to plant out. Plants only flower at intervals of many years and so seed is rarely available. Division as new growth commences[220 ]. Take divisions with at least three canes in the clump, trying to cause as little root disturbance to the main plant as possible. Grow them on in light shade in pots of a high fertility sandy medium. Mist the foliage regularly until plants are established. Plant them out into their permanent positions when a good root system has developed, which can take a year or more[200 ]. Plants can be propagated vegetatively by rhizome, culm and branch cuttings. The propagules are raised in a nursery and after they have produced roots and developed rhizomes they are planted out in the field during the rainy season in pits filled with a mixture of compost and soil[310 ].

Other Names

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Clumping Bamboo, white bamboo, tropical blue bamboo

Found In

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

Weed Potential

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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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