A genus of medium sized, clumping mountain bamboos from Asia. Shoots in the spring.
(YUA) A very graceful mountain bamboo from Formosa and the Philippines. Myriads of small leaves form lovely patterns on blue-green culms. As an “open clumper,” culms are erect with some distance from each other, but the tops of this plant are deeply weeping. It readily forms dense masses of foliage in less light than most bamboos and may be effectively used for screening in shady places. When grown in full sun its leaves tend to curl. It can reach 12' with culms ¾" in diameter. Hardy to 0 degrees.
(YUANP) Possibly the same as YUA, but this clone is a seedling of a plant which grew 32' tall at Pitt White, England. Leaf pattern seems to be more regular, and therefore even more beautiful than the YUA.
(YUC) Similar to YUANP, but foliage is dark green and dense from top to bottom. Grows to 12' tall, is good for hedges and screening, and does well under redwoods. Hardy to -5 degrees and likes morning sun, afternoon shade.
(YUM) (Also known as Arundinaria maling). New to the U.S. from India, this clumping bamboo is similar to Yushania anceps, but its shoots and culms have dark red hair. Grows up to 15' tall with culms 3/4" in diameter. Hardy to 15 degrees, and tolerates a wide range of lighting.
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