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Phyllostachys vivax /Chinese Timber Bamboo

Phyllostachys vivax  / Phyllostachys vivax
Culms of the Chinese timber bamboo
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Culms of the Chinese timber bamboo

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Scientific Name: Phyllostachys vivax
Common Name: Chinese Timber Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 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:
Yes
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Comments: The hardiest of the timber bamboos, it grows to 75 feet tall and the culms may reach a diameter of 5 inches. With thin cell walls, this is not a very strong bamboos. Because of the thin wall of the culms it is one of the best eating of the bamboos. Make a nice grove, but not as aggressive as other timber bamboos.