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Alphonse Karr in zone 6?

Posted by nucci60 6 Ma. (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 3, 06 at 23:05

would Alphonse Karr bamboo be winter hardy to zone 6?

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RE: Alphonse Karr in zone 6?

  • Posted by booboy Zone8 BC Canada (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 3, 06 at 23:40

I don`t think so, I think it would lose all foliage at frezing. Im in zone 8 and im not even sure if I should keep mine out this winter.

RE: Alphonse Karr in zone 6?

It will only be winter hardy in your Zone if you bring it inside. I'm in Zone 8 where we're above freezing almost all winter. The worst weather we had last year was 3 days of a freak cold snap where it got down to 15F overnight, and I wasn't smart enough to take my potted A. Karr inside. It completely defoliated and a number of culms died. In your Zone it would be a goner. Sorry...

Alphonse Karr Growth

I have Alphonse Karr, I bought it last month.. since then it has sprouted about 5 culms all very small, all of which have only grown barely a inch in a week? Is this normal, I have Oldhammi next to it and it has one culm that has grown a foot in this same time period?? Any ideas?

RE: Alphonse Karr in zone 6?

thanks booboy and kudzu9 for your advice. I better stick to fargesias

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