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              (Incense Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys aurea
(Fish Pole or Golden Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys aureosulcata

     Phyllostachys bambusoides
(Japanese Timber Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys bambusoides

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(Sweetshoot Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys edulis
     Phyllostachys heteroclada
(Water Bamboo)
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(Black Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys nigra ‘Bory’
(Tiger Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys nigra ‘Henon’
     Phyllostachys vivax
(Chinese Timber Bamboo)
     Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda
(Chinese Walking Stick Bamboo)

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     Fargesia robusta

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         Phyllostachys nigra ‘Bory’

Other names:  "Bory" or "Tiger Bamboo"

Statistics:  Height:  30-60 feet   Diameter:  2-4 inches

Bory is remarkably vigorous and productive.  I have seen it where it has crowded out a Vivax (Phyllostachys vivax), a very fast growing and prolific bamboo in the Pacific Northwest.  Bory is closely related to Black Bamboo, the only difference being the coloring on the culmsBory's culms are green with black markings, sometimes spots, swirls or blotches.  Bory's shoots are large, brownish, and hairy.  They are delicious eating.  The nigra family is practically unsurpassed in its strength and usefulness.  In beginning years in western Oregon Bory and other vigorous Phyllostachys, will increase in height by at least 6 feet per year given ample water.

These culms are already coloring up nicely and it is October 21st--just 5 months after shooting.

The new shoots are fully grown by July.  This shot was taken on June 25th.  Already they're full height, with most of their branches and leaves out.

Bory with spots.

These are shoots on May 18th, a few days post emergence.

These are the same shoots grown up and photographed on November 8th.

Aria beside new shoots on May 13th

Bory with splotches on the new culms on January 5th.

Bory culms and their pretty leaves.

The new shoots look identical to all the rest of the Nigras.  Complete with brown sheaths and wax.

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