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Unknown Bamboo

Posted by wayner2000 5b Ontario (wayner2000@hotmail.com) on
Sat, Jun 3, 06 at 23:48

Hi, I live in Southern Ontario, Zone 5B, and have just received a bamboo from a friend. How can I tell what type of bamboo this is? I know it likes full sun and may be invasive however I would love to be able to put a name to it. Any help would be much appreciated..........Wayne


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RE: Unknown Bamboo

Best way would be to post a link to a pic of the Bamboo... several up close of the emerging culms and a shot of the entire plant helps too. May not be conclusive ... but we'll get pretty close I bet :-D
Take care
CJ


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RE: Unknown Bamboo

  • Posted by kudzu9 Zone 8b, WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 4, 06 at 14:36

Wayne-
Bamboo are often hard to differentiate. There are over 1200 species. Admittedly some are tropical, and wouldn't be thriving in Canada, but that still leaves a lot of choices. Most bamboo are runners, and many thrive in a variety of light conditions, so we're pretty much at ground zero here. If you have any hope of this getting identified, you need to provide those closeup photos cj suggested.


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RE: Unknown Bamboo

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 4, 06 at 23:04

Beware of Japanese knotweed.


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RE: Unknown Bamboo

Hi, I would like to "Thank" everyone for their replys. Bboy, I believe you are right, I did a lookup on google and viewed the images of Japanese knotweed and it looks exactly like the pics I saw. Thanks for the help, this is one plant that won't be going in my garden........Wayne


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