Request tips to protect two bamboos for Ottawa's first winter
We plan to have two bamboos for our new house in Ottawa (zone 5A), Canada. (1) Fargesia 'Rufa' and (2) Phyllostachys 'Noda'. The Rufa bamboo has been growing well in Kingston, Ontario, which is a few degrees milder than Ottawa on both ends. We mail-ordered the Noda bamboo.
We have done some research online and know what they like and dislike. Since it will be the bamboos first winter in Ottawa, we wish to protect the plant better.
Now we are thinking about (1) thick-mulch the root and (2) wrapping up the entire plant with cloth. The bamboo will be planted on the south side of the house to shelter from the chilling west wind.
Will that be enough? Thanks for advices.