How to Grow Bamboo - Knowledgebase Question

blue point, NY
Question by vikki9876
April 13, 1999
Would like to grow bamboo in back yard.


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Answer from NGA
April 13, 1999

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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/bamb... or Glasshouse Works http://www.glasshouseworks.com... or consult with the American Bamboo Society http://www.bamboo.org/abs/#Spe... Source List for more information.

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