Bamboo id Please

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allangreenbean

Bamboo id Please

Post by allangreenbean » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:13 am

Just got this for £20 from a man in a van at side of road.

Asked what type of bamboo it was, reply was a big leaf one.

Any idea what this is.
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Mr List

Re: Bamboo id Please

Post by Mr List » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:13 pm

psuedosasa or sasa

allangreenbean

Re: Bamboo id Please

Post by allangreenbean » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:00 pm

Thanks MR L. Think it is arrow bamboo, now should I unleash it on the garden!

call

Re: Bamboo id Please

Post by call » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:30 pm

a man in a van on the side of the road
that sounds dodgy :shock:

Mr List

Re: Bamboo id Please

Post by Mr List » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:31 am

allangreenbean wrote:Thanks MR L. Think it is arrow bamboo, now should I unleash it on the garden!

very aggressive spreader in open ground.
risky planting factor 5

allangreenbean

Re: Bamboo id Please

Post by allangreenbean » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:38 am

Call, yes sounds dodgy but they are legit. If the customer won't come to the nursery then bring the nursery to the customer. Or at least where potential customers will see the plants.

Mr L, I think I will keep this one in a cage, it does sound like a bit of a beast.

multim

Re: Bamboo id Please

Post by multim » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:42 am

There is a clump not too far from me and the roots are lifting the pavement.
Did he pay you 20 quid to take it away? :)

allangreenbean

Re: Bamboo id Please

Post by allangreenbean » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:27 pm

multim wrote:There is a clump not too far from me and the roots are lifting the pavement.
Did he pay you 20 quid to take it away? :)
I've got some slbs that need moving, maybe it will save me a bit of work :lol:

multim

Re: Bamboo id Please

Post by multim » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:39 pm

Joking aside, £20 was a fair price to pay and they don't usually begin wandering for a few years and even then, the culms are not too deep and may be cut. The bamboo barrier stuff should work well if needed, The Palm Centre sells it.

Neil Ziemski

Re: Bamboo id Please

Post by Neil Ziemski » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:14 pm

I have one but I don't think my garden is big enough.
There are far better bamboo in my opinion.
Anyone want mine, I also have a few other surplus to requirements.
Neil

Mr List

Re: Bamboo id Please

Post by Mr List » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:47 am

I love it as a hedge, as I have it in my garden. biggest leaves for a taller hardy bamboo really.

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Re: Bamboo id Please

Post by Adam D » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:37 am

My 10 year old clump has remained a clump and has not shown any tendency to wander.

YMMV

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