Fast Growing Cold Hardy Bamboo In America

Running Bamboo is the fastest-growing and most commonly grown type of bamboo. It is comprised of more than 700 species. The most widely used and possibly the ‘King’ of the running bamboo is the Phyllostachys genus that is composed of around 80 species. The fastest-growing popular species of bamboo are Phyllostachys aurea (Golden Bamboo or Fishing Pole Bamboo); Phyllostachys bambusoides (Giant Timber Bamboo); Phyllostachys nigra (Black Bamboo); Phyllostachys”henonis” nigra (Blue Bamboo); Phyllostachys pubescens (Moso Bamboo); and Phyllostachys Sulphurea (Robert Young Bamboo).

The golden bamboo, or fishing pole bamboo is a type of bamboo that is fast growing and can grow to 1/2 to 2 inches in size. It can grow to 30 feet tall and have similar-colored leaves and poles to the other species. Golden Bamboo was the first of the Phyllostachys bamboo cultivars to be introduced into the United States, in 1882.

In Alabama the state where bamboo was to be used as a fast growing windbreak, it was cultivated by the southern tobacco farmers. Bamboo poles that are golden have caught more fish in the southeast U.S. that any other method of fishing.

This is the reason they are known as fishing pole bamboo (Phyllostachys Aurea). Massive Timber bamboo is characterized by long, golden-colored stalks that range from dark green to gold which can grow to 100 feet in height, and up to 6 inch poles in diameter with green leaves. Visit:-

Because it was introduced from Japan in the year 1910, Japanese timber bamboo (Phyllostachys bumbusoides) is a well-known bamboo. The massive timber bamboo was predicted to be a huge commercial success by the U.S.D.A. to be used for construction and erosion, as well as for its nutritious edible shoots. The possible uses as a source of renewable U.S. Forest bamboo tree product have not been explored, due to the resistance and resistance of the powerful U.S. Lumber Industry, and its lobbyists, who had its investment put in the massive woods of oak and pine that are not renewable that once existed in the lower part of North America.

Phyllostachys nigra is a fast-growing species of black bamboo. It has a shiny green stalk which transforms into a dark-purple, or even black, in a span of about 18 months. Black bamboo culms, or stalks are about 1 to 2 inches in size and can reach an elevation of 30 feet. They are beautiful with beautiful contrasts of green leaves. For centuries, black bamboo has been the “Crown Jewel”, of the bamboo world. The black bamboo species is a favourite of aristocrats and Emperors. The black bamboo is highly appreciated for its capacity to be used in cabinetry , and is a popular choice to make coffins for the most affluent Oriental families. It’s an emblem of elegance and prosperity. It is generally the highest price at garden centers because of its stunning ornamental beauty.

Blue Bamboo, Phyllostachys nigra ‘Henon Also called the Henon Bamboo or Phyllostachys Henon nigra. Henon bamboo is more extensive than black bamboo. It is characterized by pole stalks measuring 3 1/2 inches in diameter and can be up to 50 feet in height. The Blue Henon bamboo stalk has an emerald green hue, but becomes grayish-blue as the silicon layer on the surface age. The green Henon bamboo’s blue leaves stand out against its light-green shade. Also known as Blue bamboo due to the silicon build-up. Blue Henon bamboo is like its black bamboo counterpart which is rare and sought-after. Blue Henon bamboo is usually used for its decorative value.

The most valuable commercially-used bamboo species is Moso Bamboo (Phyllostachys Pubescens) that covers millions of acres. Moso bamboo pole stalks are regarded as among the largest and most stunning with a diameter from 3 – 7 inches, and reaching 80 feet with clusters of relatively small green leaves. The potential uses for Moso bamboo seem infinite, from food, building material, paper, irrigation, medicine, musical instruments beer, and diesel fuel. If the “powers that are” allow it, this bamboo can be utilized to revolutionize the world’s economy and improve the lives of millions. The most appealing feature of Moso bamboo is its arching culms that sway in the wind and large, stunning branches. It also has huge amounts of tiny leaves that give its appearance that of massive Ostrich plumes of pale green. Millions of people are captivated by this stunning visual effect in Hollywood films such as Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon. These are rare and highly sought-after Moso bamboo varieties are referred to as “Tortoise-shell” due to their potbellies that are attached to the internodes of tightly packed clusters. Sometimes, slanting nodes or even Z-zag defects can also be found. These Moso bamboo poles, also called ‘Tortoiseshell are highly valuable and highly sought after for their usage in handcraft and furniture. As with all species of bamboo it is a renewable resource. The new moso bamboo plants are able to regenerate by their roots after they have been cut. If grown for paper products, Moso Bamboo could be similar to the lumber industry of today, and would be more eco-friendly.

Robert Young Bamboo (Phyllostachys sulphurea) is a tall bamboo that has long, golden stalks , green pin-stripes. It also has dense green leaves. The pole stalks are 2 – 6 inches in diameter and get as high as 50 feet. Robert Young Bamboo is named after its discover and is predominantly used for ornamental purposes only.


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