Need a 8'-10' clumping variety

jpkarnezis(8)June 2, 2008

Hello there, searching for an 8 to 10' clumping variety of bamboo that does well in the Portland area. Backyard is partially shaded. Looking for a variety that produces tall thick stalks. Want to harvest them and use as fenceposts and tomato stakes. Very new to Bamboo, any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.

Jason

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patdagardenguy

Hi.. when you say 8 to 10 feet, is that tall or wide?

    Bookmark   June 2, 2008 at 2:54PM
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kentuck_8b(__)

How thick do you want the culms to be?

Kt

    Bookmark   June 2, 2008 at 9:24PM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

There are many bamboo that will do well in the Portland area. However, if you are talking about a clumper that only gets 10' tall, it will not have thick culms (perhaps 1/2"-3/4"). Also, a single clumper will not produce many new culms for a couple of years, and will not produce huge numbers at any time. What exactly are your requirements for culm size and numbers?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 2:06AM
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