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Bamboo to ixnay McMansions

Posted by belladom So. Calif. (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 6, 13 at 18:36

Can bamboo grow 15 feet high or more in a pot that is no more than 14 inches wide, but can be very tall and long? I am trying to block a McMansion next door. There is no dirt on this side of the house, only a city-mandated storm drain.

Here is a picture of a bamboo growing on the other side of the house to hide another McMansion. I like this bamboo which I was told is a not a "runner." Do you know it's name, and would it do well in the pot?
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Thank you!

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RE: Bamboo to ixnay McMansions

Looks like Bambusa textilis in your pictures.

I grew some Bambusa oldhamii to 22+ feet in a 14 inch pot, but it won't do well for long. It quickly becomes rootbound and will need to be re-potted regularly.


RE: Bamboo to ixnay McMansions

Why don't you build a raised bed so that you can provide an adequate amount of soil to get the height you want?

RE: Bamboo to ixnay McMansions

How do I build a raised bed?

RE: Bamboo to ixnay McMansions

There are many options. For example, they are easily assembled by nailing boards together, or by stacking landscape blocks. Check out the pictures in the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Raised bed pictures

RE: Bamboo to ixnay McMansions

That's what we were thinking of doing, either making by ourselves, or custom, but I only have about 12-to 14" width in the walkway for this, height and length can be much more.... I'm wondering if the bamboo can grow in something so narrow?

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