Cj Verde wrote:I just remembered Bill Mollison's trick for containing bamboo - plant it on a island where it will be marooned.
S Haze wrote:If I may ask, does anyone have experience or know much about growing bamboo in cold climates? I live in USDA hardiness zone 4 or 5 depending on the version of map you're looking at.
In doing some research a while ago I seem to recall a couple varieties I could probably grow here in the right micro-climate but I seem to remember the information indicating they should be in full or at least partial shade. Finding a micro-climate that's shaded but still a little warmer may be challenging unless the shade is only needed in the summer.
Also I'm wondering if it's the above or below ground portion of the plant that is most susceptible to the cold or both.
I have a slowly seeping spring on a north facing hillside that's well shaded in the summer where the ground doesn't freeze ever but since it's a spring of course the ground is always very damp which I don't think bamboo likes much.
Any suggestions Thanks!