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by johnw
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Any tips on moving a small F nitida?
Replies: 4
Views: 2249

Re: Any tips on moving a small F nitida?

Given the size & lack of roots it might be best to wait till Spring. Unless you feel you can dig all withoiut dirupting the rootball.

john
by johnw
Mon May 13, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Fargesia apicirubens DabaShan #2
Replies: 1
Views: 1476

Re: Fargesia apicirubens DabaShan #2

Fargesia apicirubens Daba Shan #2

Some new shoots yesterday. Should be a good upsize.

johnw
by johnw
Sat May 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Fargesia scabrida shooting
Replies: 7
Views: 3985

Re: Fargesia scabrida shooting

Sorry wind-borne I missed your post. Yes that's the same one. And here is the 'Scabrida' yesterday. Lost some top leaves last winter but no stem damage. The lowest temp was 7F. No snow and constant cold with many lows to 12F and rarely above freezing for 2 months; the ground froze down a yard. The w...
by johnw
Sat May 04, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys primotina
Replies: 3
Views: 2372

Phyllostachys primotina

A photo of Phyllostachys arcana (primotina) at Jens' in Copenhagen. It flowered in 2013 at Pez' in Munich. She sent seeds to Steffen in Heidlberg. Steffen send seeds to me in Nova Scotia. I in turn sent seeds to nurseryman Mogens in Gedser, Denmark who grew seedling. Jens got a plant from Mogens. Qu...
by johnw
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Fargesia apicirubens DabaShan #2
Replies: 1
Views: 1476

Fargesia apicirubens DabaShan #2

Winter started in late January with bare ground and persistent cold. The lowest was -14c (+7F ). The frost went down at least a meter and has been extremely slow to thaw since late March. And yet Fargesia apicirubens DabaShan #2 looks better than it ever has. It faces north west, new culms are not t...
by johnw
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: tallest clumping bamboo for NC Mountains zone 7A
Replies: 16
Views: 4797

Re: tallest clumping bamboo for NC Mountains zone 7A

Tarzanus - I've edited my post. I wonder if ocimum_nate got seeds from his bizarre flowering in 2012?
by johnw
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: tallest clumping bamboo for NC Mountains zone 7A
Replies: 16
Views: 4797

Re: tallest clumping bamboo for NC Mountains zone 7A

bigfoot - What was the source of the F. murielae seed? I ask as it flowered and seeded here in 1998, 1999 and 2000 & a few years earlier elsewhere. It is not expected to flower again for +/-90 years. I've heard of none flowering of late; in fact I haven't heard of any Fargesia sp. flowering sinc...
by johnw
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: GROWING CLUMPING BAMBOO SOUTHWEST IDAHO
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Re: GROWING CLUMPING BAMBOO SOUTHWEST IDAHO

Borinda might be a better Genus for you.
by johnw
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: GROWING CLUMPING BAMBOO SOUTHWEST IDAHO
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Re: GROWING CLUMPING BAMBOO SOUTHWEST IDAHO

Likely the cold fog prevents rolling here.
by johnw
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: GROWING CLUMPING BAMBOO SOUTHWEST IDAHO
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Re: GROWING CLUMPING BAMBOO SOUTHWEST IDAHO

It's not exactly dry here, fog abounds but not much in the way of summer rains, You might try Fargesia sp. 'Scabrida'. Here it's shown locally within 100ft of the North Atlantic Ocean. It's been surprisingly hardy and very fast growing. Picture was taken last week.

johnw
by johnw
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Rare clumpers
Replies: 7
Views: 3125

Re: Rare clumpers

F. nitida is perfectly hardy here in Nova Scotia Z6 and I have seen it thriving in Z5 to our north in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Cool summers, especially cool nights, are imperative.

johnw
by johnw
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Fargesia demissa 'Gerry'
Replies: 18
Views: 7504

Re: Fargesia demissa 'Gerry'

Kailey - Part sun might be wiser for 'Gerry' in your area due to the lower summer humidity. Iain is in a cooler and more humid Scottish climate, I suspect it would take full sun here too. Maurice Foster of the RHS was here two weeks ago and he could not believe how humid it is here, this despite a d...
by johnw
Thu May 17, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Fargesia scabrida shooting
Replies: 7
Views: 3985

Re: Fargesia scabrida shooting

Fargesia sp. 'Scabrida' just shooting now. It had a few fried leaves at the top caused by an extremely brief low of 0F back in late December. Best rated at +5F as it did not like 0F though it has tolerated that without burn in the past. No tip damage. Looking fairly good though. For me it has the qu...
by johnw
Thu May 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: SE Idaho, zone 5, what to grow?
Replies: 24
Views: 7048

Re: SE Idaho, zone 5, what to grow?

Fargesia J#1 would be ideal as it loses its leaves in winter. However I have no idea if it would toleratre alkaline soil.

john
by johnw
Fri May 04, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Borinda albocerea
Replies: 11
Views: 3461

Re: Borinda albocerea

An Irish friend lost the top of albocera at -7c. Ian Connor rates this sp. at Zone 8a. -20 is ridiculous.