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Old 06-14-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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What kinds are they???
1.Himalayacalamus hookerianus 'Teague's Blue'
2.Thamnocalamus tessellatus 'Berg Bamboo'
3.Bambusa oldhamii 'Giant Timber Bamboo'
4.Bambusa ventricosa 'Buddas Belly'
5.Otatea acuminata aztecorum 'Mexican Weeping Bamboo'
6.Himalayacalamus Asper 'Tibetan Princess '
7.Bambusa multiplex 'Silver Stripe'
8.Fargesia Robusta

I think I one or two others but the name escapes me, I have a couple of each at the most 3 of each varieties planted.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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How come you have problems getting it to grow well?
It's too cool in my area to grow the "timber" bamboo and honestly, I cut and use my smaller bamboo for so many projects that it just never gets out of control. LOL I actually have to hold off on projects because I don't want it to thin out so badly that I lose the privacy/windblock factor.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I love bamboo as well; it makes a beautiful screen.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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1.Himalayacalamus hookerianus 'Teague's Blue'
2.Thamnocalamus tessellatus 'Berg Bamboo'
3.Bambusa oldhamii 'Giant Timber Bamboo'
4.Bambusa ventricosa 'Buddas Belly'
5.Otatea acuminata aztecorum 'Mexican Weeping Bamboo'
6.Himalayacalamus Asper 'Tibetan Princess '
7.Bambusa multiplex 'Silver Stripe'
8.Fargesia Robusta

I think I one or two others but the name escapes me, I have a couple of each at the most 3 of each varieties planted.
I know in Asia they eat bamboo shoots, young tender shoots if harvested early. Do you know what type of bamboo is it (young edible shoots)?
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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1.Himalayacalamus hookerianus 'Teague's Blue'
2.Thamnocalamus tessellatus 'Berg Bamboo'
3.Bambusa oldhamii 'Giant Timber Bamboo'
4.Bambusa ventricosa 'Buddas Belly'
5.Otatea acuminata aztecorum 'Mexican Weeping Bamboo'
6.Himalayacalamus Asper 'Tibetan Princess '
7.Bambusa multiplex 'Silver Stripe'
8.Fargesia Robusta

I think I one or two others but the name escapes me, I have a couple of each at the most 3 of each varieties planted.
Very nice! How big in diameter does #3 get?
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Very nice! How big in diameter does #3 get?
I just planted it, its only has 3 or 4 culms at about .5 of an inch. In decent conditions it should get 4" round and 100 ft. Thats what they say anyway
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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I just planted it, its only has 3 or 4 culms at about .5 of an inch. In decent conditions it should get 4" round and 100 ft. Thats what they say anyway
Good luck with that... I hope you get lots of useful product. I'm so jealous!
I don't see me living anywhere soon where it would grow!
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:11 AM
 
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I like bamboo very much, and I found a online shop providing a large selection of bamboo products.


Bamboo & Thatch Etc - Bamboo Fencing, Poles, Bamboo Products, Thatch, Tikis
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:06 AM
 
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Thats great that you have a uniquer collection for this...
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:28 AM
 
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I always wanted to plant some ornamental bamboo in a large pot and keep it on the porch or out in the yard. I'd only like it to grow about 2 feet though, which I think is unlikely with bamboo unless you can top it off. Are there any species like that? I saw some palms that look more or less similar to bamboo but not quite enough.
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