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  family gramineae 
  genus phyllostachys 

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Genus  Phyllostachys Species  Variety  Cultivar  Common names  bamboo Family  GRAMINEAE Specimen number  S12055 Data source  UnVeg p11
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Grass Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Stoloniferous Overall height  20' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to full shade Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 29 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun to full shade is best for growing Phyllostachys.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It is crisp and chewy; its best flavor is in the young shoots. Phyllostachys is most frequently used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Tall stalks Crop spacing  6' - 15' Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Apr 30 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Tolerates cold Heat requirement  Warm Fertilizer  Potassium Time to harvest  in the spring of the second year
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Shoots Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  crisp and chewy; its best flavor is in the young shoots
Horticulture notes  The best month for planting is April. When planted agriculturally, space the plants 6' apart. It requires warm days for good production. Potassium is required for optimal growth. The best harvesting period is in the spring of the second year. Phyllostachys is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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