The Q&A Archives: Alphonse Karr bamboo Shade Tolerance

Question: Will Alphonse Karr bamboo grow as an understory to high sycamores? The area is partially shaded virtually all day.

Answer: Alphonse Karr Bamboo will grow in partial shade but for best growth (and good health) will need a few hours of direct sunshine each day during the growing season. If the site is too shady, the bamboo will not grow well and will be subject to fungal diseases.

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