Alphonse Karr bamboo Shade Tolerance - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Sarah Sarkissian
Silverado, CA
Question by gfsark
November 25, 2005
Will Alphonse Karr bamboo grow as an understory to high sycamores? The area is partially shaded virtually all day.

Answer from NGA
November 25, 2005


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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