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bamboo for my area

Posted by foxtower wisconsin (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 15, 08 at 12:58

Good morning, I am new to bamboo, but not new to gardening.
I am interested in bamboo that will survive the winters here in wisconsin. Two possibilities come to mind, one would be for bamboo fishing poles, like I used 50+ years ago. The second would be for a screen between my 5 acres and a relatively busy highway. I would sure appreciate any information anyone can help me with, and any leads on where to get starter plants. Thanks Much, Jonathan


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RE: bamboo for my area

  • Posted by kudzu9 Zone 8b, WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 15, 08 at 23:01

Jonathan-
Wisconsin is pretty marginal for success with bamboo. However, it may be possible. What USDA Zone are you in, and what are your winters like?


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