Chusquea coronalis

2011

Chusquea coronalis

Fountain Bamboo

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Nativity:

Southern Mexico and Central America

Growth Habit:

The stems of this bamboo grow in a tight clump. They shoot straight up for 15 feet or so and as the leaves open, the whole culm will arch down toward the ground. Where it touches the ground, an individual stem can form roots and thus a new plant. Leaves occur in whorls along the stems.

Growing Requirements:

This species will grow in sun or partial shade with moderate water. It is hardy only to about 28 degrees and does not do well with extreme heat.

Features:

The fluffy appearance of the leaves and graceful arching culms make this plant highly ornamental

Where at Lotusland:

In the Japanese garden

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