Bambusa vivax/Vivax Bamboo

Bambusa vivax / Bambusa vivax
A handsome grove at a nusery in Memphis
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A handsome grove at a nusery in Memphis

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Cluster of foliage

Hanging cluster of foliage

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Scientific Name: Bambusa vivax
Common Name: Vivax Bamboo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This clump of bamboo was labeled Bambusa vivax in the nursery, but may be more correctly identified as Phyllostachys vivax. It is a running bamboo that forms handsome groves of very tall growing bamboo with large culms and dark green foliage that hangs in clusters.