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Bamboo in Montana?

 
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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
 
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Hi Renee,  

There are bamboos that will survive -20 F. Check out the Fargesias I think most of them are clumping bamboos though.   There may be some that survive colder weather but I'm not sure.

Here's a link with some names of bamboos.

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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.
 
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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.

https://lewisbamboo.com/product/solid-stem/
 
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