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Bambusa chungii var. Barbellata/Blue Bamboo (Barbie Bamboo)

Bambusa chungii var. Barbellata / Bambusa chungii var. Barbellata
Close-up image of the large culms
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Close-up image of the large culms

Bluish bloom on the culms

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Scientific Name: Bambusa chungii var. Barbellata
Common Name: Blue Bamboo (Barbie Bamboo)
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This bamboo produces culms (canes) that have a thin bluish blooms that gives it a distinctive quality in the landscape. This particular cultivar is reported to be somewhat smaller than the regular species. Reported to take freezing temperatures in the low to mid 20's F.