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Chimonobambusa purpurea - Hsüeh.&Yi.

Common Name
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range E. Asia - China. Sichuan, Hubei and Shaanxi.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Chimonobambusa purpurea


Chimonobambusa purpurea

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Chimonobambusa purpurea is an evergreen Bamboo growing to 5 m (16ft 5in). It is in leaf all year. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. 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

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Stem
Edible Uses:

Stem - cooked. An excellent vegetable.

Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Wood

The canes are used for making scaffolding.

Special Uses

Cultivation details

Prefers a good loamy soil. Succeeds in most soils so long as they do not dry out. Dislikes drought. Prefers a position sheltered from cold north and east winds. Closely related to Chimonobambusa marmorea, and regarded as no more than a sub-species of that plant by some botanists[266]. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Plants only flower at intervals of many years. When they do come into flower most of the plants energies are directed into producing seed and consequently the plant is severely weakened. They sometimes die after flowering, but if left alone they will usually recover though they will look very poorly for a few years. If fed with artificial NPK fertilizers at this time the plants are more likely to die[122].

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse at about 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. Grow on in a lightly shaded place in the greenhouse until large enough to plant out. Seed is rarely available. Division in spring as new growth commences. 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 a greenhouse 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]. Basal cane cuttings.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Chimonobambusa marmoreaKan-ChikuBamboo1.5 5-9 FLMHSNM10 
Chimonobambusa pachystachysThorny BambooBamboo5.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Chimonobambusa quadrangularisSquare BambooBamboo3.0 5-9  LMHSM20 
Chimonobambusa szechuanensis Bamboo5.0 -  LMHFSNM10 

 

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