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Bambusa vulgaris/Common Bamboo

Bambusa vulgaris / Bambusa vulgaris
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Close-up of large canes

Multiple canes at ground level

Mass of common bamboo

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Scientific Name: Bambusa vulgaris
Common Name: Common Bamboo
Plant Type:
Leaf Type: None
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Well adapted to a wide range of growing conditions related to soils and temperatures. Do not let dry out between waterings. Makes an excellent hedge but growth and spread can sometime be a problem.