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Last fall I bought 2 Phyllostachys dulcis ( http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/126765/) mail order and planted them in containers on my west wall. Needed something to soften up that 2 story flat space. They didn't grow much last year although they weathered the extreme cold snap here this winter fine. A few weeks ago I heavily fertilized them and I looked a few days ago and they are popping up nice thick culms!