Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Growing Bamboo


I've been seeing more and more "wild" stands of bamboo popping up everywhere, and I was wondering if you had any advice on growing this plant. I've even seen some large varieties growing at the NC zoo and I'm just floored by their beauty.

Best Regards,

Anne's Response:

My advice is not to grow it. It takes constant cultivation to keep the plant in a controlled area. I have been fighting it on some commercial property where it has grown under a 60 foot wide parking lot. The safest way to grow bamboo is to use an underground enclosure to keep the roots contained.

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