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Running Bamboos
     Phyllostachys atrovaginata

              (Incense Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys aurea
             
(Fish Pole or Golden Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys aureosulcata
              ‘Spectabilis’

     Phyllostachys bambusoides
             
(Japanese Timber Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys bambusoides
              ‘Castillon’

     Phyllostachys dulcis
              
(Sweetshoot Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys edulis
              
(Moso)
     Phyllostachys heteroclada
              
(Water Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys nigra
              
(Black Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys nigra ‘Bory’
              
(Tiger Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys nigra ‘Henon’
     Phyllostachys vivax
             
(Chinese Timber Bamboo)
     Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda
             
(Chinese Walking Stick Bamboo)

Clumping Bamboos
     Fargesia robusta

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Clumping Bamboos

“Clumpers” as they are usually called, have a very dense rhizome structure and instead of spreading outward quickly their rhizomes grow outward slightly and soon turn up and become new shoots.  Clump-forming bamboos are usually less than 15 feet tall at maximum height, though a couple can grow to near 20 feet.  Their culms are usually diminutive, less than ¾ inch in diameter.  Clumpers usually get at least as big around as they grow tall.  The root mass may grow to more than 10 feet in diameter.  Many clumpers have a weepy look because of the small diameter of the culms.  Clumpers have a different growth strategy compared to runnersthey send up numerous shoots very close together and grow quickly into thick bushes.  The clumper Fargesia robusta even shoots twice a year.  Most clumpers do best in the shade.
 

Fargesia robusta is a popular clumper.

the rhizomes of clumpers are tight together like ornamental grasses.

Inside a tropical clumping bamboo forest.  This clumper is 120 feet tall.

Above and below:  The severe droop of so many clumping bamboos.

Fargesia nitida left ragged after winter.
 

Thamnocalamus tesselatus clump by a sidewalk.

 

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