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Chusquea coronalis - Mexican Climbing Bamboo
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bamboo
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Central America (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Maroon
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 8-12 feet
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Chusquea coronalis (Mexican Climbing Bamboo) - One of the most beautiful of the bamboo. This slow-growing clump-forming bamboo has gracefully arching culms to 15 feet tall. There are very fine whorls of tiny leaves at the culm nodes. The tendency of culms is to arch back to the ground which creates a fluffy, soft appearance. Protect from frosts (Hardy to 28 degrees F.) and extreme heat or reflected sun. A wonderful specimen for containers, especially around a pond or water feature. It is not unusual for this bamboo to look a bit chlorotic through the winter months. A good dose of fertilizer in the early spring will green it up quickly. There are some beautiful specimens in the Japanese garden in Lotusland in Montecito, California. Native to Sinaloa, Colima, Chiapas in Mexico and south through Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Chusquea coronalis.
 
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