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Pleioblastus hindsii - (Munro.)Nakai.

Common Name
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mountains or on hills near sea shores[266].
Range E. Asia - China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade
Pleioblastus hindsii


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pleioblastus hindsii is an evergreen Bamboo growing to 3.5 m (11ft 6in). It is in leaf 12-Jan. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are 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 full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Arundinaria hindsii. Bambusa erecta. Thamnocalamus hindsii.

Habitats

Dappled Shade;  Deep Shade;  Hedge;  Hedge;  Shady Edge;  Woodland Garden.

Mountains or on hills near sea shores[266].

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Stem.
Edible Uses:

Young shoots - cooked[105, 177]. A good flavour. The stems are about 1cm in diameter[266].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Hedge;  Hedge;  Musical;  Plant support.

Canes can be used as plant supports[25] and also make good flutes. The plant can be used as a screen or a hedge[25, 195].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[25] but prefers a good loamy soil in a sheltered position in semi-shade[1]. Requires deep shade[25] and a position sheltered from north and east winds[11]. Dislikes drought[1]. 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]. Closely related to P. gramineus[1]. This species is cultivated for its edible shoots in China[195]. The rootstock is running and invasive[25]. New shoots are produced from April[25].

Propagation

Seed - if possible, surface sow the seed as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse at about 20°c. Stored seed should be sown as soon as it is received. 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 individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a lightly shaded place in the greenhouse or cold frame until they are large enough to plant out, which could be a number of years. The plants only flower at intervals of several years and so seed is rarely available. Division as the plant comes into growth in spring. 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].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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