Best Bamboo for 9B SoCal

mbergesonApril 14, 2013

I live in Huntington Beach and am looking for tight clumping and decritive bamboo for a privacy screen. I want it to be eye catching and functional. Oh and I must mention I also have three dogs (Great Dane, American Bulldag, and French Bulldog.) They are not diggers but my Great Dane will "investigate" the clums often and he is not known for his delicate side, forget the Bull, can you say Great Dane in china shop.

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I am in your zone ans I planted Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr' as I wanted a tight clumper for some areas I wanted some privacy. It is very beautiful...the canes are striped yellow and green, and at times have a pinkish cast to them.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 9:03PM
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Mia1974- thank you for your very speedy reply. Sorry mine was delayed but my name is Mia also and at a quick glance I just saw my name and thought the post had just duplicated. Too funny!

Anyway, Bambusa multiplex sounds beautiful. How tall does it get and are the clums large and sturdy enough to tolerate a Great Dane investigator. do you know were the best place is to buy bambo? Also do you know of any black or a deep emerald green bamboo that grows well in this zone? Have. Great day mia from mia. :) sorry for all of the questions.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 1:47AM
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I like this thread as I'm in the San Diego area and looking to get into Bamboo. I'll have to look at Bambusa Multiplex.


    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 7:53PM
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I love my blue bamboo (Himalayacalamus hookerianus). It's a tight clumper and the culms have a powdery blue hue that turn bright green as they mature. It's also sold as Drepanostachyum falcatum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue Bamboo

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 8:24PM
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yukkuri_kame(Sunset 19 / USDA 9)

Bamboo is a tough plant, probably good to protect it for the first month til it gets established, but otherwise I would not be concerned about dogs.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 6:51AM
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