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 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Cold damage winter 2013/2014

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 1:59 pm 

Replies: 206
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... [/b] I have the email addresses of those marked * dependable, Martha's Vineyard, MA* STEVE LAU, ROCHESTER, NY* BRAD SALMON, INDIANA* jd* moriphen, 7b yard e in Michigan Leo S. Alan_L johnw Matt in Tennesse, Baxter, TN SammyJ, North Okanagan, BC marymmcc, Toronto, ON tncry, Moncton, NB* mjchet, ...

 Forum: Bamboo Identification   Topic: I was sold this as a fargesia, is it?

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 3:57 pm 

Replies: 21
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... to go in there if you don't insert some kind of rhizome barrier. They can get quite vigorous around here, and I'm sure they can go wild in your 7b area as well. With some work it's easy to keep them in place, but around pond.. they can spread several meters in a season, which means that clump ...

 Forum: Bamboo Identification   Topic: I was sold this as a fargesia, is it?

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 2:56 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 6923


I'm actually very close to moriphen - Philadelphia burbs 7b Going to talk to the nursery people today. I think I'll try to exchange it for some of their nice white pines. It sucks because the price was really good and hard to find clumps like that around ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Pseudosasa Japonica (Japanese Arrow Bamboo)

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:29 am 

Replies: 11
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OK. Anything greater than zone 7b then instead of zone 8. If shade won't kill them, then, except for a few token plants off to the side, I'll just cut them down after I plant new stuff to fill in the gaps. I don't want to have to go through ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Pseudosasa Japonica (Japanese Arrow Bamboo)

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:34 am 

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... coldest winters in recent memory in North America. If you want to base your opinion on this past winter, you are making a mistake. I live in zone 7b and only a few culms and leaves of any of my japonicas died off. I have a lot of them and they are generally bullet proof here. In and around Portland, ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Cold damage winter 2013/2014

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:17 pm 

Replies: 206
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... low and duration / below 0f / 0-+10F / +10F-+20F / 20-32F / above freezing. 4 to 6ºF below average for 15.5 weeks Normal zone in your area. 7b Humidity during cold period. Precip normal or above or deficit. Normal humidity, 2 inches below average

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Cold damage winter 2013/2014

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:13 pm 

Replies: 206
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... or deficit. Here are those that I need that info from: dependable - Z? STEVE LAU, ROCHESTER, NY - Z? BRAD, INDIANA - Z? jd ILLINOIS - Z? moriphen, 7b WHERE? - Z? yard e in Michigan - Z? Leo S. - Z?

 Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo   Topic: Charleston, SC experiment with tropical bamboo

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:08 am 

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... coldest night we have this winter. Moso plant i grew from seed showed no leaf burn or damage. Moso grows great here in SC. Particularlly well in 7b southeast zones with hot humid summers. Its fun to play........got to have a hobby......right?

 Forum: Bugs, beasts and diseases   Topic: Neighbors mites traveling

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:55 pm 

Replies: 42
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Hokkaido is more of a zone 6a-7b depending on where you are on the island so it is not quite a zone 5 yet so zone 6 may be the limit for mites, but we won't know for sure unless someone tests them in a controlled environment. Mites are just ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Which bamboo species is right for me?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:58 am 

Replies: 12
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... is, and they look the same as Phy. bisettii when grown side by side here (at Bamboo Gardens the same size and age stands look the same in zone 7b/8a). The most cold tolerant of my running bamboos here are Nuda, Atrovaginata, all 4 types of vivax (thin vivax culms are prone to breaking under ...

 Forum: Growing Bamboo   Topic: Rhizome pruning by exposure?

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:16 am 

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... and most of the Phyllostahcys that I have. All the fargesias that I have here are making great screens as well, at various heights in USDA zone 7b.

 Forum: Bamboo Identification   Topic: ID help required

 Post subject: Re: ID help required
Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:29 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 4889


... out when planted in rows. I have a row of them growing along a fence here and they are sizing up quite well and impervious to this climate (zone 7b). They are runners, but not nearly as prolific as its cousin, Semi. okuboi, which is a rampant runner.

 Forum: Exchanges   Topic: Anyone need my aureosulcata spectabilis?

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:25 am 

Replies: 18
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What climate zone are you in? NY has climate zones ranging from 4a to 7b depending on where you are in the state, and I just happen to be in a decent zone where i can grow most temperature bamboos. Also what part of NY are you in? I know Syracuse is particularly ...

 Forum: Bamboo Discussions   Topic: Where to Buy Timber Bamboo?

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:09 am 

Replies: 36
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... this site that is popping up 2 whopping 1.5" culms now. So that is adult size Phy. viridis boo, from rhizome, in Zone 8a for 2 years and zone 7b for 3 years. That is without a greenhouse as well. And according to Crayon Rickel, the world's most self-proclaimed expert in bamboo, one square ...

 Forum: Bamboo Discussions   Topic: Where to Buy Timber Bamboo?

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:03 am 

Replies: 36
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... them to grow it will take fifteen years to get the tall thick culms you want. 15 years? I doubt that it would take half that long. I live in zone 7b and I have gotten atrovaginata, vivax, vivax aureo., viridis Robert Young, Henon, nigra, nigra Daiko., nigra Bory, iridescens and Castillon all to ...
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