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 CAN I GROW TROPICAL BAMBOOS IN MY AREA?

Tropical bamboos can grow unprotected in sub-tropical areas of the United States - and these areas are limited. Generally, if you're in USDA zone 8 or lower, the Winter temperatures will be too low for extended periods of time for tropical bamboos to survive unprotected. These bamboos grow in areas where citrus, palms, gingers, etc. are easily grown. There are many temperate bamboo species that do grow in the northern areas of the U.S. (most of these are running bamboos and may need to be contained with underground barriers). We do not grow temperate bamboos, however, there are many on-line vendors. The minimum temperature listed in the description of each of our tropical bamboos is only one factor to consider when determining the suitibility for your area. More critical is the duration of the minimum temperature. A tropical bamboo listed with a minimum temp. of 27 degrees F may have no problem for one hour at that temperature. A sustained minimum of 31 degrees F for 3 hours could cause damage. Usually the leaves are the first to show damage and, if that is the only damage, recovery is quick. If the culms are damaged, you'll have to wait for new shoots when Spring arrives. If the rhizome is frozen, the entire clump will die (this would require the ground to freeze and, obviously, would be the result of sustained freezing temperatures for more than one day).


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Posted By

Robert Saporito

Posted Date

12/3/2007 12:00:00 AM

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robert@tropicalbamboo.com

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Contact http://www.tropicalbamboo.com, Tropical Bamboo Nursery, for more information about tropical, clumping bamboo plants.

 
Posted By

David Ratley

Posted Date

5/29/2008 12:00:00 AM

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david@appliedsafety.bizland.com

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Robert has the very best in tropical bamboos. I just ordered my 7th boo from him a dendrocalamus asper 'Betung Hitam'. If Robert Say's it thinks it or recommends it you can bank on it. A true treasure of the bamboo community.

 
Posted By

Val

Posted Date

6/21/2009 12:00:00 AM

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discover@discoverkitchengardens.com

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I fell in love with bamboo when I visited the botanical gardens - Selby in sarasota and the name escapes me outside of UF in Gainesville. On my list to grow and make my yard more private!

 
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