Answer: Bamboo should be selected carefully as there are some varieties which are not winter hardy and there are others which become a liablility because of their spreading nature. In general it is not a recommended landscape plant, particularly for small areas. It can however be grown in containers as a fine houseplant. To investigate the types of bamboo that are available you might lok into some specialty suppliers such as Burt Associates Bamboo http://www.tiac.net/users/bamboo/ or Glasshouse Works http://www.glasshouseworks.com/ or consult with the American Bamboo Society http://www.bamboo.org/abs/#Species Source List for more information.
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