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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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?


    Bookmark   December 18, 2010 at 11:40PM
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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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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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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.


    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 10:09PM
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