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American Bamboo

If an image is available for a paticular species, the plants name in the left collum will be clickable. As images become available they will be added in each of the 6 galleries.

                                             
Sun: scale 1 - 5 = full sun

Arundinaria
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

Genus of small to medium size hardy running bamboos, with numerous branches at each node and persistent culm sheaths. New shoots in spring. Most species have been moved to other genera.

Arundinaria gigantea 'Canebrake'
-10° F
5
20'
1"
Chusquea
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

A genus of American bamboos that contains 134 described species, and possibly another 70 yet to be described. They are mostly clumping mountain bamboos, but some are runners. The solid culms usually bear one dominant branch and numerous branchlets.

Chusquea circinata
25° F
4
22'
1"
Chusquea coronalis
32° F
3
23'
0.8"
Chusquea culeou
0° F
5
15'
1"
Chusquea pittieri
15° F
3
20'
1"
Guadua
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

A genus of giant, thorny, tropical clumping bamboos native to the New World. Clumps very open. Some older references include them in Bambusa.

Guadua amplexifolia (seedling)
28 F
5
60'
4"
Guadua angustifolia
30° F
5
100'
8"
Guadua angustifolia 'Bicolor'
30° F
5
100'
8"
Guadua chacoensis
5
85'
7"
Otatea
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

Genus of American clumping bamboos with two known species. From central Mexico to Central America.

Otatea acuminata ssp. acuminata
28° F
5
15'
1"
Otatea acuminata ssp. aztecorum 'Mex. Weeping'
22° F
4
20'
1.5"
Otatea acuminata ssp. aztecorum 'Chica'
22° F
4
4'?
0.5"

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