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Phyllostachys dulcis /Sweetshoot Bamboo

Phyllostachys dulcis  / Phyllostachys dulcis
Green culms with a silvery coating ("bloom") near the joints
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Green culms with a silvery coating ("bloom") near the joints

Close growth habit of the canes

Close-up image of the dark green culms with silvery sheen near the joints

Canes with the reflective quality of the silvery sheen

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Scientific Name: Phyllostachys dulcis
Common Name: Sweetshoot Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Sweetshoot bamboo is a giant and has beautiful, sinuous canes. It has masses of large drooping leaves, thick culms, and a white ring at the node, and these features make it one of the most beautiful bamboos. Sweetshoot bamboo is a quick grower with comparatively think canes for its short heigth. The Chinese find that in spring its shoots among the most tasty.