Looking for some Bamboo Plants

Looking for some Bamboo Plants

am 13.06.2006 00:49:17 von Willy

Hello. I live in WV and am wanting some Bamboo to plant for a nature area in my yard.
Think of it as like Survivor area with a fire pit.
Could you tell me where I can get some that is hardy enough for our winters and is RESONALBLY priced?
Thank you.

Re: Looking for some Bamboo Plants

am 13.06.2006 07:01:08 von Travis.Shoreline

"Willy" <> wrote in message
news:
> Hello. I live in WV and am wanting some Bamboo to plant for a
> nature area in my yard.
> Think of it as like Survivor area with a fire pit.
> Could you tell me where I can get some that is hardy enough for
> our
> winters and is RESONALBLY priced? Thank you.

Go here and look under "Species
Source List" on the left.

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Travis in Shoreline (just North of Seattle) Washington
USDA Zone 8
Sunset Zone 5

Re: Looking for some Bamboo Plants

am 13.06.2006 11:54:51 von Willy

On Tue, 13 Jun 2006 05:01:08 GMT, "Travis M." <> wrote:

>"Willy" <> wrote in message
>news:
>> Hello. I live in WV and am wanting some Bamboo to plant for a
>> nature area in my yard.
>> Think of it as like Survivor area with a fire pit.
>> Could you tell me where I can get some that is hardy enough for
>> our
>> winters and is RESONALBLY priced? Thank you.
>
>Go here and look under "Species
>Source List" on the left.

Thank you very much.

Re: Looking for some Bamboo Plants

am 13.06.2006 17:41:36 von HumanJHawkins

Willy wrote:
> Hello. I live in WV and am wanting some Bamboo to plant for a nature area in my yard.
> Think of it as like Survivor area with a fire pit.
> Could you tell me where I can get some that is hardy enough for our winters and is RESONALBLY priced?
> Thank you.

You would be USDA zone 5 or 6 right? Unfortunately, you aren't going to
grow "Survivor" sized bamboo if this is the case. But you might get
close enough. Look more into these three (luckly all relatively
inexpensive) species:

Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon' : The most cold hardy of the big three
timber bamboos. But bordeline as to whether it will do well in zone 5
or 6. You'll have to read more about it to find out.

Phyllostachys atrovaginata : A little more cold hardy than henon, and
still impressively large if it does well.

Phyllostachys nuda: Maxes out at 1.5 inches around and 30 ft. tall.
This means you will be lucky to get 1 inch around and 20 ft. tall.
However, it is incredibly cold hardy and therefore should do well in
your climate... Perhaps quicker growth and it should get closer to it's
max size than the others will.

For more info on these species, look at any of the online nurseries...
bamboogarden.com, midatlanticbamboo.com, bamboosourcery.com, etc. You
can also write to these nurseries to tell them what you want and you
will usually get a good recommendation.

Good luck!

Re: Looking for some Bamboo Plants

am 13.06.2006 18:52:11 von Willy

On 13 Jun 2006 08:41:36 -0700, "HumanJHawkins" <> wrote:

>Willy wrote:
>> Hello. I live in WV and am wanting some Bamboo to plant for a nature area in my yard.
>> Think of it as like Survivor area with a fire pit.
>> Could you tell me where I can get some that is hardy enough for our winters and is RESONALBLY priced?
>> Thank you.
>
>You would be USDA zone 5 or 6 right? Unfortunately, you aren't going to
>grow "Survivor" sized bamboo if this is the case. But you might get
>close enough. Look more into these three (luckly all relatively
>inexpensive) species:
>
>Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon' : The most cold hardy of the big three
>timber bamboos. But bordeline as to whether it will do well in zone 5
>or 6. You'll have to read more about it to find out.
>
>Phyllostachys atrovaginata : A little more cold hardy than henon, and
>still impressively large if it does well.
>
>Phyllostachys nuda: Maxes out at 1.5 inches around and 30 ft. tall.
>This means you will be lucky to get 1 inch around and 20 ft. tall.
>However, it is incredibly cold hardy and therefore should do well in
>your climate... Perhaps quicker growth and it should get closer to it's
>max size than the others will.
>
>For more info on these species, look at any of the online nurseries...
>bamboogarden.com, midatlanticbamboo.com, bamboosourcery.com, etc. You
>can also write to these nurseries to tell them what you want and you
>will usually get a good recommendation.
>
>Good luck!

I want to thank you so much also. This is perfect for me and here is what I found:


Again.... thank you.