Alphonse Karr in zone 6?

nucci60(6 Ma.)July 3, 2006

would Alphonse Karr bamboo be winter hardy to zone 6?

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booboy(Zone8 BC Canada)

I don`t think so, I think it would lose all foliage at frezing. Im in zone 8 and im not even sure if I should keep mine out this winter.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 11:40PM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

nucci-
It will only be winter hardy in your Zone if you bring it inside. I'm in Zone 8 where we're above freezing almost all winter. The worst weather we had last year was 3 days of a freak cold snap where it got down to 15F overnight, and I wasn't smart enough to take my potted A. Karr inside. It completely defoliated and a number of culms died. In your Zone it would be a goner. Sorry...

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 12:37AM
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kevip711(8a)

I have Alphonse Karr, I bought it last month.. since then it has sprouted about 5 culms all very small, all of which have only grown barely a inch in a week? Is this normal, I have Oldhammi next to it and it has one culm that has grown a foot in this same time period?? Any ideas?

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 1:44AM
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nucci60(6 Ma.)

thanks booboy and kudzu9 for your advice. I better stick to fargesias

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 10:02PM
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