Bamboo For Slope, Low Water, Oak Root Fungus.....?

millerthymeMay 30, 2009

Greetings All!

I'm wondering if anyone knows if there is a selection of bamboo that would fit the following criteria:


Low water when established

Imparts a Japanese forest look

Will grow on a slope in full sun

Is resistant to Oak Root Fungus

15-25 ft tall....maybe more if that opens up the options

Thanks much!


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fredgpops(z9 N/ CA)

Bamboo in Japan and those emulating the Japanese Garden look is in the runner category. There are beautiful clumping mountain bamboo that like slopes but hate sun.
I grow a lot of bamboo around oaks & have not seen a impact re fungus. Nothing I know exactly meets your needs but I'd go with Bambusa multiplex Alphonse Karr, Bambusa multiplex Silver Stripe, or Boliana fungosa. Rgds Fred

    Bookmark   May 30, 2009 at 6:59PM
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