Photo copyright Noah Bell 2008   
C. delicatula draped around an iron trellis.  Notice many new shoots radiating out from the plant. 
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Chusquea delicatula
Height  Length: 12 feet, maybe over 20 feet long
Diameter: 0.25 inch
Hardiness:  30 F ?

This very beautiful vining bamboo from the mountains of Peru was collected near the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu, draping down a cliff side. An extremely rare plant, it is one of the most delicate in texture, with long slender culms and branches, and very small delicate leaves. Although rather tender, it is more hardy than the beautiful Mexican bamboo, Chusquea coronalis.

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Photo copyright Tom Taylor 2005