Dwarf Belly Buddha Bamboo
Common name(s): Dwarf Belly Buddha Bamboo, Clump-Forming Bamboo
Scientific name: Bambusa vulgaris ‘Wamin’
Plant family: POACEAE
Origin: South China
Description: Small-sized, non-invasive, evergreen bamboo with dark shiny green canes. Grows up to 8-15 feet tall with 2-3 inch wide stems. Contains several to many clustered branches with 1-3 larger and predominant branches. Slow growing and non-invasive. Culms are loosely tufted, dark, shiny green, woody and thick-walled. Internodes are 10-15 cm and swollen.
Growing Conditions: Prefers full sun to partial shade and best grown in fertile, moist soils.
Wildlife: Watch out for aphids, cottony scales, and bamboo borers.
Relation to Nehrling Gardens:
Location in Gardens: F14
Additional Information: Makes great container plants, hedges, and screens. Culms are often used for handicrafts.
Donated by: Greg Kolojeski, Sanford Garden ClubDonate to the Gardens