outdoor bamboo - Knowledgebase Question

pottstown, Pe
Question by colleench1
February 6, 2009
I live in Pottstown, Pa, and I have seen a few yards with bamboo approximately 6 ft or higher used as a privacy wall. Can you tell me the name of bamboo that can live outside in low temps. Also, does Home Depot sell it?

Answer from NGA
February 6, 2009


Yellowgroove, Phyllostachys aureosulcata, is a very hardy, durable bamboo, as is Phyllostachys aurea (Golden Bamboo). Both grow well in PA. I don't know if your local Home Depot carries bamboo, but a phone call to the garden manager can answer your question. Or, if you're bold enough, you might ask the person growing the bamboo if you can dig a small amount. It grows quite readily from small segments.

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