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Keyword:

BAMBUSA OLDHAMII

BAMBUS

Photo: Žan Pečelin, Biotehnical Centre Naklo
Use/Puropose:
Floor Cover, Solitaire, Grouping plants  
Family Name:
Poaceae (trave)  
Plant group:
Evergreen shrubs  

Botanical characteristics

Native country:
China, Malaysia, Indonesia.  
Fruits:
/  
Leaves:
Leaves are lancelike and about 15 cm long.  
Roots:
Strong and deep.  
Flowers:
If it has enough water, heat and sun it is flowers all year long.  
Habitat:
It can grow up to 2.5 m if it has good conditions. Lots of stems grow from its roots, so it looks like a bush.  
Reproduction:
With cuttings.  
Stem:
The bark is smooth. As long as the plant is still young it is green and when it gets older it turns to light brown.  
Bloom period:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December  

Climate conditions

Ground-water:
Wet  
Location:
Sunny  
Ground-Ph:
Neutral  
Hardiness Zone:
   Zone Map

Specific features

In natural environment some sorts of bamboo can grow up to 50 m (up to 60 cm per day). It is very aggressive to other plants so it is good to limit its growth.

Decorative useful value

Decorative value can be found in its lancelike leaves.