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Looking: Z7 Clumping Bamboo - Trade: Hydrangea, Etc!!!

Posted by markg00001 z7a VA USA (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 20, 06 at 10:31

Happy Spring!

I am in northern Virginia and looking to add some cold tolerant clumping bamboo to my back yard for a more "tropical" feel. Since I am an avid gardner I have a lot of material to trade, but am open to other options.

I'd like to collect a few of the smaller (15' or less) bamboo species for various places and thought the following would be good potential candidates (although again, I'm open to other possibilities):

Fargesia rufa
Fargesia rufa Green Panda
Fargesia nitida
Fargesia nitida 'Juizhaigou'
Chusquea sp. 'Nigricans'
Chusquea culeou 'Chilean Straight'

I have been collecting Hydrangea for years, but also have other tradable material as well, if you are interested. Please let me know what works. Thanks!


Mark Galvan


NOTE: The listings below with a ** are varieties that I have enough of to collect viable plant material from for propagation/trading.

Ducumcaria barbara (native)
Hydrangea arborescens spp. (native)
Hydrangea arborescens `Annabelle'
Hydrangea anomala petiolaris
Hydrangea macrophylla `Aeysha' **
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Forever Pink'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Kluis Superba'
Hydrangea macrophylla mariesii 'Variegata' **
Hydrangea macrophylla `Lilicina' **
Hydrangea macrophylla `Nigra' or 'Mandshurica'
Hydrangea macrophylla `Nikko Blue' **
Hydrangea macrophylla `Pia'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ruby Red'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Tokyo Delight' **
Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' **
Hydrangea quecifolia 'Snow Queen'
Hydrangea serrata `Blue Billow' **
Hydrangea serrata `Prezosia' **
Hydrangea serrata 'Grayswood' **
Schizophragma hydrangeoides

In addition I have some unidentifiable varieties which I collected from private gardens where the owner/caretaker was unable to confirm the species/variety.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Looking: Z7 Clumping Bamboo - Trade: Hydrangea, Etc!!!

Have you considered cold hardy palms or bananas?

RE: Looking: Z7 Clumping Bamboo - Trade: Hydrangea, Etc!!!

  • Posted by geostv Portland, OR (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 20, 06 at 18:59

did you ever get your fargesia? I have a lot of it and it has survived a very wet 14 degrees here in Portland. I am moving to Guatemala very soon, but if you still haven't gotten any, I can send you a clump for postage.

RE: Looking: Z7 Clumping Bamboo - Trade: Hydrangea, Etc!!!

Contact me next spring and I'll be able to perhaps give you a small clump of Fargesia rufa 'Green Panda'. It's growing like a weed at present, and I will actually WANT to thin it if it doesn't winter-kill at all.



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