Blue Bamboo

Discussion in 'Poaceae' started by michael1973, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. michael1973

    michael1973 Member

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    Hello All,

    Great board...lots of information for those of us who need it :)

    My question:

    I live in the Comox Valley and I am wanting to find a source for purchasing some Blue Bamboo. I would also like to be able to grow it myself, however, I am unsure if it would do well in the local climate. Any infromation would be greatly appreciated. Again, thanks for all the great info...

    Michael
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    If you are asking about Fargesia nitida that is very cold hardy. Grows wild in high mountains of China with rhododendrons etc. and wants similar moist shady conditions. Leaves often roll up if direct sun strikes them in summer - most definitely a shade plant.

    This species flowered recently so you want to be sure to buy "new generation seedlings" that are not going to flower within your lifetime.
     
  3. michael1973

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    Thanks Ron B...

    Do you know if Fargesia nitida actually has a "blue" cane? I have been directed to look into "borinda boliana". I am hoping to find a clumping bamboo(blue cane) that is can handle full sunshine and cold tempertures( I know...a pretty tall order :)

    Thanks for responding.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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