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Chusquea culeou 'Caña Prieta'

(Formerly Chusquea nigricans)

Max/Avg Height (ft.): 20, 12-15

Diameter: 0.75 inch

Hardiness: 0° F

USDA Zones: 8-9, Not recommended for climates with a lot of intense heat or high summer humidity (including most of the southern USA)

This is possibly the hardiest of the Chusqueas. It has been in cultivation for years as Chusquea nigricans until it was decided that it was a form of culeou. The varietal name refers to the dark reddish new culms. The whitish culm sheaths contrast with the dark culms making for an especially attractive plant in the summer when the new culms are growing. It is also very attractive in the winter with the dark green foliage.

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Plant Name

#1

1 to 3 ft

#2

2 to 4 ft

#5

4 to 7 ft

#10

7 to 12 ft

#15

12 to 15 ft

#20

15 to 18 ft

#25

18 to 25 ft

#45

up to 35 ft
Mature Height Max / Avg. (ft.) in Zone 8
Running
or Clumping
USDA
Hardiness
Zone Range
Light Tolerance
Range (1-5)
*Depends on climate*
Chusquea culeou 'Caña Prieta'
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20, 12-15
C
8-9
2-4