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Bambusa textilis gracilis

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This bamboo is the first of my bamboo group to really begin to burst into growth so far. Is anyone else growing this bamboo ?, recommend you give it a try, it's a tight clumper, medium grower with a graceful habit.

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I got a real large sprouted branch from a mate . Its been potted up and looks great .

Will be planting it out in the new year as part of my noise abatement program.

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yes... I have one!! growing really well now... getting to a good height.

Regards, Ari :)

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I have one in the ground.first year,and it put out about 10 new shoots.bambusa lako 2 years in the ground,3 new shoots

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Wal,

My gracilis is my best performing bamboo. It put up 10 new culms this fall and they are topping out at about 10 feet or so with a 3/4 inch diameter at base. The 3 year old clump now had ove 30 culms from the 3 I planted. I expect the next years culms will finally be tall enough to start arching like the mature plant should.

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Wal,

My gracilis is my best performing bamboo. It put up 10 new culms this fall and they are topping out at about 10 feet or so with a 3/4 inch diameter at base. The 3 year old clump now had ove 30 culms from the 3 I planted. I expect the next years culms will finally be tall enough to start arching like the mature plant should.

I totally concur John.

My gracilis is frost, drought, wind and rabbit proof.....it stays green all winter in an exposed location, grows without extra water in our dry sand and always looks good - a stellar plant. Tougher than the ventricosa and multiplex planted next to it.

Cheers,

Jonathan

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13 days later those new canes are shooting up big time. I've turned this side garden into an easter island theme..

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We planted about 60 of them from small 300 pots up at the farm at Childers just over two years ago, it really goes fast and fills in well to form a wind break, we planted at about 1 meter apart.

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Will be over at the farm next week as long as Qantas can find a plane with four functioning engines.

Bruce

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Incredible Bruce, here's another update on mine, photo taken this morning. These guys are fast.

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Wal,

I'm up at tha farm and here are a couple of updated photos from yesterday, they have certainly filled out in the past 3 months.

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I'm going to pick up some Malay dwarf to plant this weekend

Bruce

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I'm going to pick up some Malay dwarf to plant this weekend

Bruce

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Went by the Olde Butchers Shoppe this morning but didn't see any Malay Dwarf around, will have a bit more of a scout around.

Windbreaks are essential around Childers...............

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I got a real large sprouted branch from a mate . Its been potted up and looks great .

Will be planting it out in the new year as part of my noise abatement program.

Mate,

I read a Dept of Forestry report on field tests somewhere, a couple of years ago, testing noise abatment . It virtually said that no plant works a reducing noise. It must be solid, thick solid fence with a closed tight fitting solid gate or earth wall or American redwoods hip to hip,no gap. They did say however that the sight of plants between the noise source and people made people feel better and not 'notice' the noise as much, although the recording instruments told a different story. I'm not saying don't plant, just that the other parts of your program may be more important than you realized.

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