Clumping bamboo

natal(Louisiana 8b)January 14, 2007

Is anyone here familiar with clumping bamboo? I thought all bamboo was invasive until someone on the MS/LA forum mentioned it last year. I did a quick search and it sounds ideal ... doesn't run, grows fast to provide screening, and the birds love it. I'm wondering how easy/difficult it'll be to find.

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marandall(8b)

I found this place on google:

Bamboo Gardens of Louisiana
38124 Highway 440
Mt Hermon, LA 70450
(985) 795-2300

Don't know how far from you that is.

Here is a link that might be useful: mosobamboo

    Bookmark   January 14, 2007 at 1:54PM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

It's a ways, but you made me realize I should have googled, lol. Looks like there are a few nurseries closer in, so I'll probably start asking locally and go from there.

Found this too ... Golden Goddess ... isn't it gorgeous!

Another thing googling turned up ... a bamboo forum here. Had no idea. Haven't read anything yet, but I added it to my bookmarks.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bamboo forum

    Bookmark   January 14, 2007 at 3:39PM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

Isn't google great! Just have to remember to use it!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2007 at 10:30PM
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nicole01

I bought some clumping bamboo from Bamboo Headquarters over the Internet. It is pretty and clumping, i.e. non-invasive. But is not that easy to find locally. And over the internet it is more expensive.

http://www.BambooHeadquarters.com

    Bookmark   January 17, 2007 at 9:35PM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

Nicole, thanks for the link. I hadn't seen that site.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2007 at 1:58PM
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little_dani(9, S. Tex Coast)

They have a big bamboo thingy in Austin, at Zilker Park every year. Google it, you would really enjoy it. They have so many varieties, it will boggle your mind.

Don't let someone well you 'clumping' bamboo that really isn't 'clumping'.

Run your fingers and thumb up and down between the nodes on the bamboo stalk. The clumping bamboo will be smooooooth! The running bamboo will have a groove, that runs the entire length, between the nodes.

Good Luck!

Janie

Here is a link that might be useful: bamboo at Zilker Park

    Bookmark   January 21, 2007 at 12:48PM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

Janie, thanks for the tip!

    Bookmark   January 21, 2007 at 6:02PM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

Well I found Golden Goddess at Clegg's, but decided against it. I think bamboo looks better at a distance and wouldn't be ideal for where I wanted to use it.

Thanks again for the help.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2007 at 4:34PM
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gulfportgardener(MS 9)

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.I have looked at some of the links and I think its just gonna be expensive...period.Oh well, maybe I will start with less than I need an fill in as I can afford it.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2007 at 8:57PM
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