Bamboo In San Fracisco

sfdude2009December 1, 2009

Does anyone know of a good garden store that sell bamboo in San Francisco, and what type of Bamboo plants are good in our climate?

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kentuck_8b(__)

Dude, what are you looking to do with the bamboo? Make a hedge or visual screen?

Kt

    Bookmark   December 1, 2009 at 7:14PM
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promethean_spark

You can get bamboo on craigslist and it'll be vastly cheaper than at a garden center.

Figure out what you want first though, don't just get any-old bamboo you run into. The most common ones tend to be the most invasive.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2009 at 5:34PM
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daveh_sf(San Francisco)

If you don't mind going out of town, try Bamboo Sourcery in Sebastopol:
http://www.bamboosourcery.com/
or Cactus Jungle in Berkeley:
http://www.bamboosfbayarea.com/
In San Francisco the best place is the monthly sales at Strybing Arboretum:
http://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/plant_sales/plant_sales.htm
The next sale is Feb 6. I'm a volunteer there and grow the bamboo.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2009 at 11:16AM
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fredgpops(z9 N/ CA)

Bamboo Sourcery is a rip off. High prices and so-so quality. In a urban environment, stick with clumpers. For tall hedges go with Oldhamii, for medium hedge go with Alphonse Karr.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2009 at 4:54PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

American Bamboo Society web site has Species Tables where basic traits can be seen at a glance, local suppliers identified.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2009 at 8:41PM
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