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Chusquea cumingii

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Geographic Origin:
South America
California Native?:
Plant Size:
10 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
ground cover
Flowering Season:
Seldom produced
Flower Color:
Not applicable
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This clumping bamboo from open slopes in semi-arid central Chile is a great groundcover in large areas. Densely held, short, sharp tipped grey-green leaves on long arching culms enable this bamboo to climb or to clamber over the ground, creating a wide, loose billowy mound. Sun or light shade, moderate to occasional watering, hardy to 10 degrees F. or less.