Black Bamboo question
Hi: Last year my daughter planted two huge pots of what she calls Black Bamboo (the stems are black). It is at least 12 feet high and the pots sit on a sheltered deck in the Austin, TX area. This is zone 8, but her area is sometimes considered zone 7+. The bamboo is doing well.
Today she told me that she is considering planting one of the bamboo plants in the ground. Where she is considering is just fill dirt, partial sun, drains dry easily, deer can reach it, but there is a sprinker system there. Is this a good move?
She has never grown bamboo before and she loves these plants. I know nothing about bamboo. We decided the smart thing to do would be to ask this group for their advice.
What do you think?