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Chimonobambusa quadrangularis “Square” – CBQ




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This popular bamboo is unique in several ways. Has culms whose opposite sides are flat, forming a rounded square! Culms are rough to the touch with large nodes, and grow in an upright form. Graceful dark green foliage is arranged in attractive tiers, creating a waterfall effect, or if topped, an umbrella-like shape.  Looks best in part shade where leaves grow dark green; leaves exposed to bright sun are more yellow. This plant prefers cool daytime and nighttime temperatures, needs plentiful water, and is extra sensitive to dry conditions – may drop leaves if watering is missed or in hot weather.  Can grow 25’ tall and 1½” in diameter. Hardy to 10 F and tolerant of salt air.

Chimonobambusa is a genus of East Asian bamboo. They are native to China, Japan, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Himalayas.

  • Origin: China
  • Minimum Temperature: 15 F
  • Size in climate of origin: 25’ tall, 1.5” diam
  • Sun/Shade: Bright shade all day (to a half-day of  afternoon sun in cooler climates) (2-4)
  • Recommended Uses: Screen, decorative specimen, good for narrow spaces
  • Shooting Season: Spring


  • Ideal growing conditions: Afternoon shade or filtered sun all day, cool temperatures, high humidity, plentiful water, and good drainage.
  • Acceptable growing conditions: Will grow in more sun, especially in cooler climates, but leaves tend to yellow.  Can be grown near the ocean with salt air.  Ok for narrow spaces.
  • Special Care: Does not like constant heat of over 70 F. and prefers cooler nights. It is particularly sensitive to dry conditions and may drop its leaves if  watering is missed.
  • Recommended polyethylene plastic root barrier in average soils: 24” x 40 mil


  • Size Locally in open ground: 15’ tall, 1” in diam
  • Size locally in contained spaces: In an 18-24” wide space with long length, can grow 8-10 in height. In a 3’ wide space, may grow to 12’ tall.

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