Bamboo as windbreak???

greendumbDecember 18, 2010

Has anyone used or know of bamboo being a wind break.I am at 4500 ft,17 in rain in July,August and September.Occaisionally spring rain in April,May of 3-4 in.We get 6-700 chill hours and do get into the teens for lows in Dec,Jan,but only once every 7-8 years.I would like it to live on its own if possible after establishment.Thanks

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kentuck_8b(__)

I use clumpers where possible but have them mixed with runners(inside barriers) for a north windbreak.

There are several runners that would do well in your area. How much area do you have for the bamboo to grow?

Kt

    Bookmark   December 18, 2010 at 11:40PM
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greendumb

I wanted to possibly run a stretch 40 ft long on each side of a peach orchard.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2010 at 3:47PM
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RazinCane2011

I've had good success using Rubromarginata, a timber bamboo which can reach 50' tall but grows dense as a juvenile. To the north of the Rubro I ran another row of Bisettii which grows to 30' but stays dense. Both are some of the most cold hardy bamboos to be had.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 5:08PM
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fredgpops(z9 N/ CA)

K.t. - send me your new email ID. Rgds Fred

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 6:31PM
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kentuck_8b(__)

How wide of an area on each side of the orchard will it have to grow?

Fred, I can't send you an email through Gardenweb, as I can't change my email address in my profile for some reason.

I also do not have your address saved anywhere other than my old account which I can no longer access.

My new email address is the same except there are two underscores instead of one in front of the @.

Let me know.

Kt

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 10:09PM
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