River Cane Plant
River Cane can Tolerate heat and a Humid Climate
River Cane is Native to North America, it is the only bamboo found in the US. They can grow up to 26 feet tall. The river cane produces seeds but when they fall and reproduce the plant will die. The large colony of leaves are on the top and fan out. The bamboo or river cane can be used for making jewelry, houses, boats and almost anything else that you can think of. The inside of the cane or shoot is hollow so it is very versatile.
Scientific Name: Arundinaria, River Cane
River Cane has been around for millions of years. Native Americans once and still today use this plant to make baskets, sandals and even coffins. The cane or stalk can be stripped down and weaved in and out providing you with a flat fiber which is sturdy and strong. River Cane is used for restoration purposes but due to the lack of water and river banks are becoming distinct. Researchers and scientists are looking into how this plant can be restored and kept around.
USDA Climate Zone – 5 - 10
Tree Height: 20 feet
Tree Width: 1 inch
Growth/Year: 1 – 3 feet
Soil Type: Sandy Loam to Clay Loam
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade