Bamboo sources for Ottawa

Discussion in 'Poaceae' started by marsgarden, May 2, 2008.

  1. marsgarden

    marsgarden Member

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    Arnprior, Ontario
    We want to give bamboo a try and have read the forums. We have a protected yard with zone 5 micro climates. Does anyone know of a source of hardy bamboo in the Ottawa region? marsgarden@sympatico.ca
     
  2. kaspian

    kaspian Active Member 10 Years

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    Maine coast, USA, zone 5
    If you can't find a local source, I've had good experiences dealing with Burt Associates in Massachusetts, which specializes in bamboos for colder climates. The owner has been responsive to my queries, and his judgment about hardiness has been pretty reliable (in my experience, gardening in Maine).

    Might as well take advantage of the mighty Canadian dollar, eh?
     
  3. JCardina

    JCardina Active Member

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    Comox, Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada
    These guys are in Canada and ship all over the country and if our experience is anything to go by they will be very helpful in recommending exactly the right bamboo for you:
    http://www.bambooworld.com/
     

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