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Buddha's Belly Bamboo

Bambusa ventricosa

Pronunciation: bam-BOO-sa ven-trih-KOH-suh
SKU #01133
9-10

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OVERVIEW
Description Excellent bamboo for screens, windbreaks, or containers. Stays dwarf and produces the swollen stems that give it its name only when confined in tubs or grown in poor soil. Evergreen clumping type.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Fast growing to 3 to 6 ft. tall, if contained, otherwise to 45 ft. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Clumping
STYLE
Landscape Use Barrier, Container, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas Bamboo is among the primary signature plant of Asian inspired garden. It is also equally at home in tropical island design themes. In the landscape it can be used as a clump of vertical poles for a columnar element. It has long been choice for creating fast growing barriers, screens and privacy hedges between properties. This has led to some problems with invasiveness. Bamboo also makes a fine background foliage plant to provide a lush character. Pruned properly these plants make fine subjects for night lighting, their canes casting exotic striped shadows. Bamboo is quite adaptable to containers provided it is given adequate water and nitrogen to sustain vigorous growth and overall lush appearance.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants For Asian garden themes, combine bamboo with Getsutoku Azalea, (Azalea satsuki 'Getsutoku'), Seiryu Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'), Cheal's Weeping Cherry, (Prunus serrulata 'Kiku-shidare-zakura') and Dwarf Mugo Pine, (Pinus mugo pumilio). For bold looks in modern gardens, group with Bauer's Dracaena, (Cordyline 'Baueri'), Hardy Japanese Fiber Banana, (Musa basjoo) and Giant Bird of Paradise, (Strelitzia nicolai).
CARE
Care Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
HISTORY
Lore Bamboo is a valuable natural resource in Asia where almost everything from hair pins to houses are created from its wood. The new shoots of bamboo before they emerge from the ground are soft in the center and edible, harvested for use in many traditional dishes.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.