Bamboo in Wisconsin?

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    Is it possible to grow bamboo perrinnially in Wisconsin?
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I can't think of any that could withstand the winters, I'm afraid.
     
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    That's what I presumed...thanks for the info! ;-(
     
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    Depends where in Wisconsin. You're not going to have a winter scene of evergreen bamboo but it will resprout every year to ~8' once it's established in zone 5. Try Phyllostachys aureosulcata, nuda, or bissettii. P. aureosulcata & bissettii die back in zone 5 Ontario every winter...I don't have experience with P. nuda but it has similar hardiness
     
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    Thank you so much for the info...great advice...I'm definitely going to try it. An 8' growth is wonderful!

    Rhonda
     

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