Cold hardy Bamboo?
I've only recently become more interested/brave enough in growing bamboo. So I am quite the newbie, I am interested in starting small, not an entire grove or multiple groves etc.
As listed by Arborday.org (I provided the link) I'm in a zone 6 for hardiness, but as I've searched the few threads involving Michigan weather by other posters some of them have said 4 or 5, although I don't know if they were in a Northern part of the state or not.
Some of the species that I've begun to admire are:
Phyllostachys Aureosulcata "Spectabilis"
Phyllostachys Aureosulcata (Harbin)
Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'
I'm curious as to whether or not these species are at all subitble for my climate, I've done research but many websites list a varied description and recommended planting environment.
I'd appreciate any adive or common sense tips that anyone has to offer. Whether it's a worthwhile pursuit for me in my current spot or if I should quit before starting or move to a warmer place.
Also are there any books to recommend?
Here is a link that might be useful: Link to my temperature zone from Arborday.org