Ground cover Bamboo

mstrseed(z8 TX)May 12, 2007

I saw in a book some time back and do not have the book, it showed a bamoo which acted like a ground cover. It only got about 3' tall or so.

Was I dreaming? A little help....please.

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fluffy_bamboo(Zone 9)

Yes, it is true. They are in the Pleioblastus family. I have 4 different varities. They are runners. I have a few in the ground but I have a barrier to stop them from going into a certain area. The rest are in pots.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 2:59PM
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mstrseed(z8 TX)

So do you have any pictures of them? I am planning on making beds for them as we have rock about 10" to 12" below the surface. I will be digging out and pouring into the rock and raising the bed.

Thank you.
Bill

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 3:15PM
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fluffy_bamboo(Zone 9)

If you search from google.com, look up "Pleioblastus Bamboo", Dwarf or Pgymy Bamboo, it will give you all kinds of photo's and information.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 4:07PM
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hollenback(z6 WA)

There is a list of bamboos shorter than 3 feet tall at the following link.

Ignore the unknown heights "U". They could be any height.
When you see a description that you like click on the "Picture" link to see photos of that species and then click on "Sources" to find where to get it.

Bill

Here is a link that might be useful: Short bamboo

    Bookmark   May 13, 2007 at 8:23PM
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mstrseed(z8 TX)

Thanks Bill thats a great resource.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2007 at 9:12PM
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