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Chusquea coronalis - Mexican Climbing Bamboo

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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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.  The information provided on this page is based on the research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations of our nursery crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Chusquea coronalis.