Need a bamboo plant.

Discussion in 'Garden Design and Plant Suggestions' started by Scubaman2151, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Scubaman2151

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    I am looking for a non invasive bamboo plant that I can plant in a medium sunlight area. I live in Ohio so the bamboo would have to be able to withstand some harsh winters. Any suggestions?

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    hello scubaman...you can get some naturally clump forming varieties of bamboo that grow from a single clump of canes .. list >fargesia nitida,thamnocalamus tessllatus semiarundiria yamadorii<...all the rest you can buy root restrictors from nursery where get your bamboo....that will stop the rhizomes grow laterally
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Most Fargesia require quite a bit of shade. However, one or two now on the market might be suitable in your spot, depending on what the specific conditions are (including how big a plant is wanted). There are tables indicating basic characteristics and suppliers indicated on the web site of the American Bamboo Society.
     
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    Thanks guys for the help. I am going to place this bamboo on the side of my garage in between some oriental grass. The side of the garage this is going on faces the west.

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Since the sun hits it directly all afternoon here a west-facing wall is a hot exposure unless shaded by nearby trees or other sources.
     
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    in my opinion the best bamboo is phyllostachys aurea(bright gold leaves) hardiness temp -25c has classic think canes and a fountain of gold leaves and can take full sun. mine are in for seven years with no worries ...with a root restrictor.
     
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    Ohio is considerably colder than London.
     
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    London is zone 9...we rarely drop below -0c....do you get below -25c ....if so your choices are limited ?
     

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