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West Palm Beach, FL

October 1, 2009
3:02 PM

Post #7123355

I would like to grow a stand of bamboo trees in my yard in Toledo, Ohio... (Zone 5).
I love the sound of the wind blowing through bamboo.
I prefer "clump bamboo"... but will consider "creeping bamboo".
Please advise.




Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 1, 2009
3:23 PM

Post #7123427

your yard in Ohio? Your name says you're from West Palm Beach. Toledo will only support running bamboo so you will need to put in a fool-proof rhizome barrier first... but probably some bamboo will grow well for you there.
West Palm Beach, FL

October 1, 2009
3:51 PM

Post #7123526

Dear PalmBob,

I live in both places... Florida and Ohio.

What type / name of "running bamboo" are you refering to for my Toledo, OH yard?

And, how tall does it get?



Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 2, 2009
4:41 AM

Post #7125833

there are hundreds of species of running bamboo, some barely grow over 1' tall, and others up to 100' tall. So, you pick. Running bamboos tend to be quite cold hardy (down to 0F) but most clumping bamboos are only hardy to the high to mid 20Fs... so in Florida you could grow probably anything you wanted. In Ohio, just some running bamboos (no clumpers will toerate that cold).

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