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Textilis Bamboo

 

Textilis bamboo, also known as Weaver’s bamboo, is native to China.  In this area (Sonoma County), it grows to about 25 ft high with a diameter of 2 inches.  It prefers partial sun.  It grows strongly upright before bending gracefully at the top.  The lower nodes have fewer branches, which adds to its ornamental appeal.  It is a semitropical bamboo and has small leaves and is able to withstand drying winds without damage to the delicate foliage.  Overall it is an attractive, graceful plant.

Textilis Bamboo

Textilis Bamboo

It makes a nice screen or specimen.  It has been used for weaving various materials, including dainty baskets to thick rope.  It has also been used in furniture making.

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