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Bamboo In San Fracisco

Posted by sfdude2009 94133 (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 1, 09 at 17:57

Does anyone know of a good garden store that sell bamboo in San Francisco, and what type of Bamboo plants are good in our climate?


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RE: Bamboo In San Fracisco

Dude, what are you looking to do with the bamboo? Make a hedge or visual screen?

Kt


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RE: Bamboo In San Fracisco

You can get bamboo on craigslist and it'll be vastly cheaper than at a garden center.

Figure out what you want first though, don't just get any-old bamboo you run into. The most common ones tend to be the most invasive.


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RE: Bamboo In San Fracisco

If you don't mind going out of town, try Bamboo Sourcery in Sebastopol:
http://www.bamboosourcery.com/
or Cactus Jungle in Berkeley:
http://www.bamboosfbayarea.com/
In San Francisco the best place is the monthly sales at Strybing Arboretum:
http://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/plant_sales/plant_sales.htm
The next sale is Feb 6. I'm a volunteer there and grow the bamboo.


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RE: Bamboo In San Fracisco

Bamboo Sourcery is a rip off. High prices and so-so quality. In a urban environment, stick with clumpers. For tall hedges go with Oldhamii, for medium hedge go with Alphonse Karr.


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RE: Bamboo In San Fracisco

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Dec 7, 09 at 20:41

American Bamboo Society web site has Species Tables where basic traits can be seen at a glance, local suppliers identified.


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