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Old 06-12-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Default Anyone like bamboo ?

I have about 8 different bamboos growing, I think they are a unique and fun plant to have on our property, what do you all think?
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Very invasive.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Yes, very, VERY invasive! Once it gets established it will take an A-bomb to control it and it will likely NEVER be eradicated.
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Zone 6- South Jersey
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I am afraid to plant it.
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:31 PM
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Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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even the "clumping" ones spread rapidly. And don't think you can just bury the pot in the soil. roots will grow thru the holes in the pot and it will still spread. Ask me how I know.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Every bamboo I own is clumping and I have never had a problem, all of our bamboo is planted in the ground. Had it for years
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:36 PM
 
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Hate it. Yes extremely invasive, worse than any weed I've ever seen.
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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So I take it no one here wants some free bamboo plants
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:40 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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In Gardening By the Yard the host suggested growing it in containers. The plant he had was a nice looking one.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Phelan
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I like it on my floors and in fencing, but as a plant in my yard - not so much.

I did some volunteer work with a local reserve and one of the jobs we got to do was getting rid of bamboo. It sucked a ton of water up and pushed out native plants.
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