Common Bamboo (Vulgaris)

The Common Bamboo (Vulgaris) is generally described as a perennial tree or shrub or subshrub. This is not native to the U.S. (United States) and has its most active growth period in the year round . The greatest bloom is usually observed in the indeterminate, with fruit and seed production starting in the year round and continuing until year round. Leaves are retained year to year. The Common Bamboo (Vulgaris) has a long life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical Common Bamboo (Vulgaris) will reach up to 50 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 0 inches.

The Common Bamboo (Vulgaris) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bare root, container, seed, sprigs. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 17°F. has medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Tree, Shrub, Subshrub
Growth Period Year Round
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Long
Plant Nativity Introduced to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Indeterminate
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Bunch
Drought Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 50
Vegetative Spread Slow
Flower Color Brown
Flower Conspicuousness No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Year Round Year Round
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Container, Seed, Sprigs
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 17
Soil Depth for Roots 24
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 4–7 pH
Precipitation Range 60–60 inches/yr
Planting Density 170–300 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 24
Minimum Frost-Free Days 365 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention Yes
Palatability Low
Fire Resistant Yes
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA