Moso in Greece

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  1. hdtvchris

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    Hi all
    i wanna ask if it is possible to grow moso bamboo in Athens Greece
    the weather here is temperate
    hot and dry in summer (max 45C/113F)
    and wet winters (min 5C/41F)
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Probably love it as long it is watered liberally and the soil is suitable. Do you have or see other species in same genus there? Native mostly to southern China, where it is hot and wet in summer.
     
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    thanks for the reply

    bamboo is very rare in greece
    ppl use other plants and trees in them gardens
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Summer drought is going to be a problem - bamboo is thirsty, as Ron points out it comes from a climate with a very wet summer monsoon.
     
  5. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Probably a plant for a grove feature in an enclosed courtyard with two or several storeys all around and a pool. Even then it might be too sensitive to mineral salts to grow there under ordinary conditions. As usual, it depends.
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    It certainly would look cool in the Greek landscape. Looking forward to pics.
     
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    maybe i have to look for a bamboo with less water needs ?

    and one more question, how many bamboo plants do i need for cover an area 10x10 feet ?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    One healthy, mature moso would eat that space in no time. A different, smaller kind of bamboo would take longer. Either way, any kind of running bamboo would fill the space fairly soon if doing well enough.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Perhaps a Mexican Weeping Bamboo would be suitable?
    They seem drought resistant for me in Texas.

    HTH
    Chris
     
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