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by I_am_Ian
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo
Topic: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 24803

Re: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment

Time for an update! It's been 3 years since the last one. Luckily we have had mild winters every year since then with temps dipping below 30F probably less than 6-7 times total and I think the coldest it ever got was 28F. I will start with the bamboo that aren't doing well or have died. Dendrocalamu...
by I_am_Ian
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo
Topic: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 24803

Re: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment

Hello, Thanks for your post. I'm also in the Sacramento area, and would love to hear of your experience with dendrocalamus giganteus. Is our area good for this tropical species? - Tom I used to have a pretty good size D giganteus in the ground but a bad cold snap in 2013 top killed it. It lives on ...
by I_am_Ian
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: What's going on with this bamboo?
Replies: 4
Views: 3408

Re: What's going on with this bamboo?

Thanks both of you for the input. I have carefully piled up soil all around it. Hopefully i will get some blue shoots next year!
by I_am_Ian
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: What's going on with this bamboo?
Replies: 4
Views: 3408

What's going on with this bamboo?

This Bambusa dolichomerithalla cv. 'Blue' has been in the ground since last fall but didn't send any shoots up this summer. There is only one culm and it seems to be split down the middle but the plant seems to be growing some branches and leaves just fine. Today I noticed this oddly shaped branch t...
by I_am_Ian
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo
Topic: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 24803

Re: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment

I wouldn't plant it until early next spring, a young asper will die if we get a cold spell (mid 20's). Last winter I tested the hardiness of a couple of Dendrocalamus by burying them in their pots and seeing if they could survive. They have both recovered well but we only got a low of 29F. The only ...
by I_am_Ian
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Gopher advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 10017

Re: Gopher advice?

A bit off topic, but hoping you get this place! What's the climate there?
by I_am_Ian
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Exchanges
Topic: Clumpers near Sacramento, Ca
Replies: 3
Views: 3885

Re: Clumpers near Sacramento, Ca

I live about an hour southwest from Sacramento and I'm successfully growing the following: Ampelocalamus scandens - Likes shade Bambusa chungii Bambusa dolichoclada Bambusa dolichomerithalla Bambusa emeiensis Bambusa pervariabilis 'Viridistriata' Bambusa tuldoides Otatea acuminata 'aztecorum' Yushan...
by I_am_Ian
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo
Topic: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 24803

Re: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment

Update Just wanted to do an update on the conditions of my bamboo before they begin shooting. Dedrocalamus Parker Giant I moved this one to a new location. Doing well. Looking forward to the upsizing its capable of. http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac280/noscabs/75B49C45-BAAC-4771-9E48-7E5DD3C2230...
by I_am_Ian
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Other Plants & Landscaping
Topic: Help me identify this houseplant
Replies: 2
Views: 3375

Re: Help me identify this houseplant

Thanks! This thing is impossible to kill. Just ignored it for months and it seems okay with that.
by I_am_Ian
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo
Topic: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 24803

Re: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment

I'm open to anything. I have a few runners I keep in big stock tanks. If you buy property in the valley and avoid the foothills you can grow a lot of nice clumpers. Around Dixon is zone 9a/b like me. Also there's at least three really good bamboo nurseries in the north Bay Area about an hour or so f...
by I_am_Ian
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo
Topic: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 24803

Re: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment

I'm in Pittsburg. Always looking to trade/sell stuff if you're interested.
by I_am_Ian
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo
Topic: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 24803

Re: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment

Tarzanus- I'm hoping you're correct. Luckily my area is immune to really bad freezes unlike more tropical areas like the south, or southern Texas. needmore - I have an Otatea acuminata, and it didn't suffer at all. I tried a chusqea culeou and valdiviensis. Both seemed to thrive in the spring but by...
by I_am_Ian
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo
Topic: Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 24803

Tropical bamboo in subtropical climate experiment

Since I haven't heard from erm in about two years in his thread, I decided to start a new tropical bamboo experimentation thread. I live in Northern California about 30 miles east of San Francisco. Considered zone 9b but barely. 2013 had lows of 23-24F which killed all my young tropicals. Last two w...
by I_am_Ian
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Freeze Damage
Replies: 39
Views: 26864

Re: Freeze Damage

Off topic, but why does the south get so much colder than it does here in central California? The winter lows are higher than here yet it's only been below 20 one time ever here back in 1972. We are much farther north but never get as cold as I see some of the record lows in places way more south an...
by I_am_Ian
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Clumping Bamboo Control
Replies: 7
Views: 4563

Re: Clumping Bamboo Control

I was considering doing something like this myself. But now I'm wondering what will happen to a shoot that is trying to emerge from under a stone? Abort or reroute to a different angle? I have a Bambusa ventricosa in a large square planter with a lip all the way around. One culm came up into the lip...