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Local vs. mail order

Posted by cuttlefish 5/6 ON (My Page) on
Tue, May 15, 07 at 15:56

Hello everyone!
I'm looking to buy some bamboo but there isn't much selection within reasonable driving distance from my place. On the one hand, I would get to choose my plants and could assume that they would be acclimatized...
On the other hand I can get exactly the species I want through mail order. But since it can't cross the border, I'll have to order from the West coast (I've read good reviews for Canada's Bamboo World).
Do any of you hard-core bamboo people know if bamboo grown in zone 8 has a hard(er) time adjusting to a colder climate? What would you suggest?

Thanks for you time. : )

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RE: Local vs. mail order

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Tue, May 15, 07 at 20:28

Hardinenss is genetic. Shipping in from a milder zone only matters if growth is too advanced and tender at that moment for your area.

RE: Local vs. mail order

  • Posted by kudzu9 Zone 8b, WA (My Page) on
    Wed, May 16, 07 at 1:39

If it's a species with a hardiness rating compatible with your Zone, it shouldn't matter where it comes from.

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