I know I saw BAMBOO growing in a yard in Helena,Mt. Zone4, years ago.
So now I'm ready for Bamboo and can not find the yard. Is there anyone who knows anyone growing bamboo in Montana-- borderline zone3, near Helena, 5,000ft.
Or was I just seeing things? Thank you.
I love this place, Renee
I'm growing Phyllostachys nuda, a good culinary variety that runs, in zone 5 Maine. But it seems fairly borderline here. I know others here in Maine growing yellow groove bamboo, but again I think this is near it's zone limit. If there's a useful variety that grows in zone 4 I'd love to know about it.
Biochar maker/enthusiast whose mind wants to dance, but whose body is a really awkward white guy.
Pics of my Forest Garden
Would Phyllostachys heteroclada Purpurata grow in Missoula? If so, might this bamboo be used to build to support an earthbag structure, assuming 18' lengths are longer than needed? I like that it is cold tolerant and has a solid stem.