fargesia robusta autumn shooting

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by jacko » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:54 am

having had a relatively mild winter its not at all bad for winter leaf burn here.my nigra is shedding some old leaves as well as the yellow vivax my huangwenzhu vivax is fine and they are right next to each other and the same age.it is natural for them to shed leaves this time of year like having an autumn leaf fall in early spring.

cordyman

Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by cordyman » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:09 pm

done a check tonight and all the bamboo's have come through winter pretty much unscathed icon_thumleft

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tattiest of the lot, still not sure if i'm keen on this one

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by Adam D » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:36 pm

I also have a Fargesia jiuzhaigou and I don't know what to make of mine in terms of performance either :?

I bought it 5 years ago and it has been in the ground for coming out for 2 now and its performance is slow and lacklustre. I have grown two of its parent, Fargesa nitida and both of them grew well. Maybe this is the year it really comes alive :fingers crossed:

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by cordyman » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:25 pm

Adam D wrote:I also have a Fargesia jiuzhaigou and I don't know what to make of mine in terms of performance either :?

I bought it 5 years ago and it has been in the ground for coming out for 2 now and its performance is slow and lacklustre. I have grown two of its parent, Fargesa nitida and both of them grew well. Maybe this is the year it really comes alive :fingers crossed:

i think the leaves are so small it lacks any punch or impact icon_scratch

you got any pics of yours when bought and 5 years on Adam?

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by Adam D » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:31 pm

cordyman wrote:
Adam D wrote:I also have a Fargesia jiuzhaigou and I don't know what to make of mine in terms of performance either :?

I bought it 5 years ago and it has been in the ground for coming out for 2 now and its performance is slow and lacklustre. I have grown two of its parent, Fargesa nitida and both of them grew well. Maybe this is the year it really comes alive :fingers crossed:

i think the leaves are so small it lacks any punch or impact icon_scratch

you got any pics of yours when bought and 5 years on Adam?
I will have to look on my laptop and see if I have any old shots. Failing that I remember buying it from www.junglegiants.co.uk and it was one of their 10 litre jobs (I think). I will check my invoice.

To be honest I am quite that it is a finer leaved bamboo because of where it is in the garden.

Lazlo Woodbine

Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by Lazlo Woodbine » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:45 pm

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This is my oldest one ...taken today...


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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by jacko » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:14 am

heres some pics of my Fargesia jiuzhaigou 'genf ' plus some pics of robusta,scabrida and spectabilis shoots.
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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by Adam D » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:52 pm

cordyman wrote:
Adam D wrote:I also have a Fargesia jiuzhaigou and I don't know what to make of mine in terms of performance either :?

I bought it 5 years ago and it has been in the ground for coming out for 2 now and its performance is slow and lacklustre. I have grown two of its parent, Fargesa nitida and both of them grew well. Maybe this is the year it really comes alive :fingers crossed:

i think the leaves are so small it lacks any punch or impact icon_scratch

you got any pics of yours when bought and 5 years on Adam?
Right, I have just checked my old emails and I bought my Fargesia jiuzhaigou almost 4 years ago, it was what they called 15/20 litre size and it has been in the ground for almost 18 months (I was wrong on all the details :P ).

This picture was taken in August 2010, not long before it went in the ground.

It has grown since being in the ground, but it certainly a slow burner, but that is what I want it to be given the space it now occupies.

I like the look of Lazlo's culms - hopefully mine will go like that this year :)
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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by cordyman » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:22 pm

thanks guys!

concur lazlo's are super green and healthy looking, i'll wait with hope on this years culms icon_thumleft

Its handy to no its not a rampant monster space wise as I may move mine to a tighter location to appreciate it more

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