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Old 10-13-2011, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I actually read that BAMBOO grows everywhere in the NoVA and Maryland area around the DC area...one of the best bamboo growing areas in the entire U.S.

Just curious to what extent....how many of you have bamboo out front, or in your neighborhood, etc.

That's a cool plant....
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Not.here
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I don't, but I see it often here in Central Maryland as an ornamental growing in people's yards. I've even seen it in an area or two where some patches are growing wild.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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It's almost impossible to eradicate. Yes, it will naturalize and go wild here. DC is a mess in areas because of it as are parts of Montgomery County.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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there are quite a few patches of it around bowie. earlier this year at the farmers market someone was selling 3" diameter x 5 foot long rods of it from their yard for a buck each.
it's pretty invasive but i wouldn't have thunk it to grow so well here.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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Yep. Tons. Usually the same kind.

I planted a different type in my Japanese Garden. However, I planted it within a buried barrier to keep it from going beserk.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Bamboo is just grass, I assumed it could grow everywhere. It is not particularly invasive in Allegany County, probably because of its need to spread by runners (it flowers very infrequently) and our heavy forest cover.

We do have a big Japanese Knotweed problem. It was an oddity when I saw it for the first time just about 5 years ago. Now it is common along river and creek sides and vacant fields.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Any photos of typical bamboo in the area?

The bamboo that I see here in Japan and over in China...it's quite pretty. The kind that you can make bamboo furniture made out of bamboo sticks.

It seems that the kind in the DC/MD area might be a completely different kind?
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Bamoo in Maryland isn't much to look at. Here's a small picture of the typical type of Bamboo that I saw in 48 years of living there.

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Old 10-14-2011, 04:34 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I had some nice looking bamboo in my yard in Wicomico County that an artist/craftsman friend would eradicate for free (and then turn into stuff).
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Bamoo in Maryland isn't much to look at. Here's a small picture of the typical type of Bamboo that I saw in 48 years of living there.
You're right, that's not much to look at. Looks like overgrown weeds.

Not the kind of bamboo I was thinking at all.
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