Fargesia rufa 'Green Panda' , Clumping Bamboo
I have searched the net and GW's Bamboo Forum for this cultivar, but it seems that most growers of it are located outside of New England. Dave's has 3 'Positive" votes for it, but again, outside NE. WFF, Broken Arrow, and Chestnut Hill nurseries in Connecticut list it and similar clumping cultivars, so it must be around in private gardens somewhere. The only time I have seen any bamboo close to home was at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. I need to fill in spaces in a border relatively near, but diagonal to pines where the neighbor cleaned his side of the border(as in dozed and scraped the land) of all native material that I thought was wonderful. Bare doesn't work for me. Does anyone in NE have any experience with this clumping bamboo in zone 5b or 6?
Thanks for any info.
P.S. Yes, there is adequate room without disturbing pine tree roots. This cultivar purportedly grows 8-10'tall x 8' wide.