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Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Yushania anceps.

Material uses

Canes are used as plant supports and in basketry, they must be properly ripened[1][2][3]. The plant makes an attractive hedge or screen, eventually becoming very dense[3].

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Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Yushania anceps.


Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions



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Seed - surface sow as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse at about 20°c. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place fairly quickly so long as the seed is of good quality, though it can take 3 - 6 months. Grow on in a lightly shaded place in the greenhouse until the seedlings are large enough to plant out, which could take a few years. Seed is rarely available.

Division in late spring[1]. Best done as the new shoots first appear above ground[1]. Take divisions with at least three canes in the clump, trying to cause as little root disturbance to the main plant as possible. Grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse in pots of a high fertility sandy medium. Mist the foliage regularly until plants are established. Plant them out into their permanent positions when a good root system has developed, which can take a year or more[4].

Basal cane cuttings[1].

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Prefers an open loam of fair quality[4] and a position sheltered from cold drying winds[5]. Succeeds on peaty soils. Requires abundant moisture and plenty of organic matter in the soil[6][5]. Grows well in light woodland[7].

A very ornamental plant[5], it often loses its leaves in winter but is very hardy in Britain[1]. Another report says that it is only hardy in the milder areas of Britain whilst yet another says that it tolerates temperatures down to about -20°c. The rhizome is running and can be invasive[5][1][7]. It is fairly easy to control, however, because the new shoots are brittle and easily broken off of the plant. New shoots are produced from late May[1]. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus[4].

Plants often flower in Britain, sometimes continuously over a number of years, they are not monocarpic and often produce viable seed[7]. Plants can be badly weakened by flowering but they usually recover, however they are likely to be killed if they are given artificial NPK fertilizers at this time[7].


Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Full Data

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Binomial name
Yushania anceps
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
full sun
permanent shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
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    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
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    Flower Type


    1. ? Lawson. Bamboos. Faber (1968-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Gupta. B. L. Forest Flora of Chakrata, Dehra Dun and Saharanpur. Forest Research Institute Press (1945-00-00)
    3. ? Farrelly. D. The Book of Bamboo Sierra Club. ISBN 0-87156-825-X (1984-00-00)
    4. ? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    5. ? Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    6. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    7. ? ? The Plantsman. Vol. 1. 1979 - 1980. Royal Horticultural Society (1979-00-00)