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1 6th November 23:46
davidpt40
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Default Bamboo (kentucky)


Can anyone recomend a large growing species of bamboo for zone 6a
(Louisville Kentucky). Would like to plant some along a length of fence
line. Also, is growing bamboo from seed feasible and practical (germination
rate/growth rate)?

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2 6th November 23:46
travis
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Try rec.gardens.bamboo or http://www.americanbamboo.org/ or you might
want to sign up for this boo list
http://lists.gryphongardens.com/BambooHobbyist/. GOOGLE is another
resource.

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3 6th November 23:47
stephen m. henning
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It is not very neighborly to plant bamboo along a property line since
most varieties are very invasive. A horticulturist at Longwood Gardens
new of a case where bamboo planted on one side of a house spread under
the house and sent sprouts up the other side of the house. At the very
least shop for a controllable variety and consult with your neighbor
first.

Check out:

http://www.invasive.org/eastern/species/3057.html

http://www.gardenpower.com/projects/plants/01045.htm

http://www.bambooworld.com.au/pages/Hedge.htm

http://www.se-eppc.org/manual/PHAU1.html

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4 7th November 00:01
paul e. lehmann
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Yes, there are clumpers and there are runners and it is wise to know which
are which but the fear of bamboo is over rated. If it were as invasive as
some claim, it would have overtaken the world by now.
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5 7th November 00:02
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I've always wanted to grow the type they do in Japan, the one that grows so tall
and big, I've seen it 25ft tall and almost 6in across.


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6 7th November 00:12
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I agree totally... the oxalis in my garden is more like what I would call
"invasive"!

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7 7th November 00:23
stephen m. henning
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Invasive doesn't mean that it takes over the world, it means that it
spreads naturally and it is difficult to get it out of the part of the
world it has taken already. An example is bind weed that can regenerate
from portions of their roots that are left behind. You don't see it too
often but nobody wants to see it in their garden.

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8 7th November 00:24
pam - gardengal
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Bamboo makes an excellent, fast growing and evergreen privacy screen and is
used extensively for this purpose. If you select a runner, you just need to
take the proper precautions when planting it and utilize a control barrier.
Any reputable place that sells bamboo will recommend it, sell it to you and
provide instructions on how to correctly install. This plant is very
manageable if you do it right and nothing can beat the vision and sound of a
well grown bamboo grove.

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9 7th November 00:30
bamboo
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running bamboo
forget seed it is rare
Phyllostachys rubromarginata
Phyllostachys decora
Phyllostachys vivax (die to the ground in hard winters like this one)

These bamboo will run a distance equal to their height every year
unless some form of barrier is used. If the other side of the fence
is mowed regularly that will also help.
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10 7th November 00:44
jnj
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(germination


That's an easy one -- Arundinaria Gigantea. Bear in mind, bamboo spreads
pretty good (some are REALLY fast) so you'd better put in a rhizome barrier
around whatever you plant or you might be looking across to your neighbor in
a court room.

As for growing from seed -- sure, it's feasible but it's almost impossible
to find the seed. Bamboos typically flower once every 50-100 years. A
bunch have just recently flowered but most seed is being closely held (much
more profitable that way) and the seed does not remain viable for very long.
Better bet is to just buy the plants and go from there.

Burton's Bamboo is right up in Middletown, Ohio, a few hours drive from you,
and I think they ship as well. They're a good resource. Last I checked,
they also offer tours of their facility and groves as well. If anyone would
know what varieties would do best in the area it would be them.

James
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