Sunburst Bamboo growth in northeast Florida

Sunburst bamboo, scientifically known as Bambusa pervariabilis ‘Viridistriata’, grows quite well here in northeast Florida.  In May 2016 my family moved to a new house which has more room for me to grow my plants, and of course I transplanted divisions of my bamboo.  (you can watch my video dividing bamboo via division for more on that)

So from that, I put in a single culm division of Sunburst bamboo.  Throughout 2015 it did not do anything, which was expected as it was recovering from transplant shock.  In 2016, the growth has been phenomenal!  The Sunburst bamboo produced well over a dozen new culms, and went from a sickly, single culm plant to a wonderful landscape specimen.  While the new culms produced are not the same height or thickness of the mother plant, it will only be a few short years until it starts producing mature culms.  You can see the dramatic Sunburst bamboo growth in the images below.

Bambusa pervariabilis 'Viridistriata'- Sunburst Bamboo
Bambusa pervariabilis ‘Viridistriata’- Sunburst Bamboo mother plant
Bambusa pervariabilis 'Viridistriata'- Sunburst Bamboo up close
Bambusa pervariabilis ‘Viridistriata’- Sunburst Bamboo up close not trimmed
Bambusa pervariabilis 'Viridistriata'- Sunburst Bamboo single culm division
Bambusa pervariabilis ‘Viridistriata’- Sunburst Bamboo single culm division
Bambusa pervariabilis 'Viridistriata'- Sunburst Bamboo growth in northeast Florida
Bambusa pervariabilis ‘Viridistriata’- Sunburst Bamboo growth in my new home

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