Bamboo in Ohio

gordon43812(z6 OH)October 29, 2008

Hi all!!

I am planning on a little backyard redo next spring and was hoping that there is some kind of bamboo that I can plant outdoors. If not, what is a good type to get that I could bring inside to overwinter. I have a pond and I really like the looks of bamboo. I could put it in large pots around the pond if I had to but I would really love to plant some for screening around the yard. Any suggestions would be great.

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Hi, you may choose outdoor bamboo flooring, it is strand woven bamboo with anti-slip surface. You can google bamboo decking, and find more information about it. There are also many other good wood types which is specially installed outdoor. Like balau, teak, merbau, ipe. They are very stable although sunshine and water on it. Take care.

Here is a link that might be useful: oak flooring and oak plank supplier

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 1:43AM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

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    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 2:13AM
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I recall people saying that their bamboo punctured the pond's liner. So not sure how close you would want it. But YES, bamboo can grow fine in Ohio

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 8:21PM
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Fargesia rufa is a nice polite clumping type, 'Green Panda' is a newer cultivar while there are a few others for sale. Stays mostly green during winter, suppossedly gets 6-8' but takes more than a few years. Could be used in pots and look nice but I would guess would suffer in pots during winter.

There are some larger Bamboos that do very well in Ohio, get an impressive 20' high, but can easily get out of control, around the pond or all over the place. Is that what you want?

Check out a good nursery next spring, see what you can find.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 10:25PM
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