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Old 2021-06-03, 10:40   #98
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Originally Posted by xilman View Post
F. rufa is a very nice bamboo.
One further thing: the specimen shown in the web site is likely at least 30 years old. Unless you pay an absolute fortune you will get a plant with a diameter of a foot or less at the base and it will grow outwards by about 2-4 inches a year in my experience.

Phyllostachys bamboos grow much faster, which is why you should have a barrier, and tend to be rather less expensive because they are easy to propagate and the nursery doesn't need to look after them for so long before they reach a saleable size.

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