Looking: Z7 Clumping Bamboo - Trade: Hydrangea, Etc!!!

markg00001(z7a VA USA)April 20, 2006

Happy Spring!

I am in northern Virginia and looking to add some cold tolerant clumping bamboo to my back yard for a more "tropical" feel. Since I am an avid gardner I have a lot of material to trade, but am open to other options.

I'd like to collect a few of the smaller (15' or less) bamboo species for various places and thought the following would be good potential candidates (although again, I'm open to other possibilities):

Fargesia rufa

Fargesia rufa Green Panda

Fargesia nitida

Fargesia nitida 'Juizhaigou'

Chusquea sp. 'Nigricans'

Chusquea culeou 'Chilean Straight'

I have been collecting Hydrangea for years, but also have other tradable material as well, if you are interested. Please let me know what works. Thanks!


Mark Galvan







NOTE: The listings below with a ** are varieties that I have enough of to collect viable plant material from for propagation/trading.

Ducumcaria barbara (native)

Hydrangea arborescens spp. (native)

Hydrangea arborescens `Annabelle'

Hydrangea anomala petiolaris

Hydrangea macrophylla `Aeysha' **

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Forever Pink'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Kluis Superba'

Hydrangea macrophylla mariesii 'Variegata' **

Hydrangea macrophylla `Lilicina' **

Hydrangea macrophylla `Nigra' or 'Mandshurica'

Hydrangea macrophylla `Nikko Blue' **

Hydrangea macrophylla `Pia'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ruby Red'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Tokyo Delight' **

Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' **

Hydrangea quecifolia 'Snow Queen'

Hydrangea serrata `Blue Billow' **

Hydrangea serrata `Prezosia' **

Hydrangea serrata 'Grayswood' **

Schizophragma hydrangeoides

In addition I have some unidentifiable varieties which I collected from private gardens where the owner/caretaker was unable to confirm the species/variety.

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the_virginian(Zone 7 NoVA)

Have you considered cold hardy palms or bananas?

    Bookmark   May 31, 2006 at 11:03AM
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geostv(Antigua, Guatemala)

did you ever get your fargesia? I have a lot of it and it has survived a very wet 14 degrees here in Portland. I am moving to Guatemala very soon, but if you still haven't gotten any, I can send you a clump for postage.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 6:59PM
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ljrmiller(z7 NV)

Contact me next spring and I'll be able to perhaps give you a small clump of Fargesia rufa 'Green Panda'. It's growing like a weed at present, and I will actually WANT to thin it if it doesn't winter-kill at all.



    Bookmark   June 27, 2006 at 1:57PM
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