Sunset Glow in Zone5 ???
Hello Bamboo Enthusiasts - I'm new to this forum & read a few threads ... didn't realize I could grow one outdoors in z5!!! The closest to bamboo I've cared for, is the popular indoor *Lucky Bamboo*.
I'm thinking of an interesting shrub as a memorial plant for a brother I just lost. Someone from my State & zone posted a pic of their absolutely beautiful pair and got me searching!!! Â;)
Last month I dug up a huge/old Hosta Plantagenia, from a AM/sun site, for the intended memorial shrub. Other shrubs in the fence-line border site: Snow Queen- Oakleaf Hy'dra, Ivory Halo-Cornus Alba & (planned mem.shrub) & Alice-Oakleaf H. at the end. One reputable nursery has Sunset Glow on Fall sale at 50% off. I went to Monrovia site, this is what I found ... Wow! what else can one ask for!!!
Bamboo, Sunset Glow Dwarf Hardy
This non-invasive bamboo has impressed growers because it is extremely cold hardy, fast growing, heat tolerant, sun tolerant, and drought tolerant. Rufa also has beautiful, orange-red cane sheaths and does very well as a specimen plant and in containers. Perfect as a dense hedge. Hardy zones 5-8.
Could anyone tell me of your experiences? How does it look like in Winter? Will it die back? $20 - 2gal plant, a good deal?
Many TIA!!! Â;)