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by needmore
Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: How do we make bamboos not here in the U.S. more available?
Replies: 28
Views: 13521

ABS imports

Fred, I assume that the reasons are that the ABS essentially has no staff; the board are volunteers who meet quarterly and then return to their daily lives; funding is certainly an issue; and then who goes, who cares for the plants in quarantine, who owns the plants and how can they be split up if b...
by needmore
Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Atro vs Lako
Replies: 5
Views: 4868

lako

Richard, there is a retail garden center in Honolulu that often has a very rare bamboo and I go there often and buy all of them. Today, they had just received a new shipment of tropical clumpers and here are some of the prices. Bambusa Lako - regular price $999.99 on sale for $699.99 this was perhap...
by needmore
Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: What is Jos's Ph. shanghai 3
Replies: 5
Views: 4543

shoots

Yes, it doesn't quite look like Dulcis shoots to me. I do not have Praecox because I suspect that it is not very hardy so I don't know what those shoots look like. I can't quite recall what my Shanghai 1 shoots look like, but these photos seem to show characteristics of a combination of different sp...
by needmore
Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Help on indoor bamboo choice
Replies: 10
Views: 10366

scabrida

Bill, mine came from the same source as yours. It had a pretty label attached that had the copyright info thereon.
by needmore
Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: How do we make bamboos not here in the U.S. more available?
Replies: 28
Views: 13521

import

Konifer, here is an overview of the steps that I've taken for my upcoming attempt. 1. Secured access to an importation permit. 2. Made arrangements with a licensed quarantine facility to have the plants shipped to them from customs - if they clear customs. 3. Pay for the plants, converting US to Eur...
by needmore
Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys Viridis versus Robert Young
Replies: 11
Views: 8352

shanghai

Steve, I have Phy. Lithophylla from Taiwan and I believe it is considered to be Shanghai 1. When I first saw a photo of Sh 3, I thought that it looked very much like my Sh 1. The Sh 1 has a look that is somehwat unique - glossy, thick leaves with almost a blue tint, somewhat Vivax like in shape but ...
by needmore
Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys Viridis versus Robert Young
Replies: 11
Views: 8352

shanghai 3

Shanghai 3 is most likely a Dulcis cultivar, that is considered a different clone the the 'American' Dulcis. It apparently is hardier and sizes up faster. It is my understanding that it is proving to be the largest bamboo in cold European climates. Perhaps some of our European members will weigh in....
by needmore
Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys Viridis versus Robert Young
Replies: 11
Views: 8352

3 inch diameter

Konifer - until the Parvifolia or Shanghai 3 are available in the US your quickest ticket to the elusive 3 inch culm is Dulcis. Get as large one as you can to start. It is the quickest to fatten up and after the 3rd year or so, it should hold to several degrees below zero maybe -5-8, something like ...
by needmore
Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys Viridis versus Robert Young
Replies: 11
Views: 8352

viridis va bobby young

Konifer - nice to see you here! I've planted R Young in 2001, 2002, 2003 , Viridis in 2002, 2003, and Viridis Hozeau in 2003. RY seems a bit less hardy but none of the plantings have survived above ground - total topkill every winter thus far. The older RY is spreading but not sizing up much, the Vi...
by needmore
Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Help on indoor bamboo choice
Replies: 10
Views: 10366

indoor boo

Kurt - I brought an Arrow to friend for his office. He put it in front of a west facing window but left the blind down all the time. It started looking like crap in a few weeks. This reminded him to open the blind the and plant started looking better pretty quick. It surely seemed like there was a n...
by needmore
Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:32 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: clumpers
Replies: 2
Views: 2941

z6 clumpers

Meat, tough row to hoe in your area and mine....sorry, no black ones, my money is on Fargesia Rufa. It seems to take the heat much better than others of the genus. My guess is that the Chusquea will not be happy there and although there are other Fargesias to consider, my early trials and the advice...
by needmore
Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Large spreading vigorous Bamboo for Seattle?
Replies: 1
Views: 2749

seattle bamboo

I'm not sure if you are the same person who posted this question in the GWeb forum, but here is an answer from there: Ph. aurea; S. fastuosa, Ph. nigra; Ph. dulcis; Ph. humilis; Ph. vivax 'Aureocaulis'. These have all done well for me in the Seattle area. Amount of available sunshine will be a big f...
by needmore
Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 5
Views: 4132

welcome

Richard, nice to 'meet' you and welcome to the forum. I don't know how many tropical clumper growers we have on here yet as the forum is in its infancy. I suspect that more will start to speak up but you may not see a lot of replies to your posts such as the black clumper of choice one you posted, u...
by needmore
Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:02 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Himalacalmus cupreus
Replies: 18
Views: 11792

montane

Fred - I suspect that it may be due to their easier importation laws, combined with the fact that most of the UK is quite suitable for montane clumpers, while heat loving genus tend to struggle in many areas. Jan Oprins, Mike Bell, Jos and several other folks in Europe have made many import trips to...
by needmore
Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Himalacalmus cupreus
Replies: 18
Views: 11792

A Scandens

Fred, I see, it looks like it can take a bit of frost. I'll see if Jos wants one. Thuja, yes this is an expensive, complicated thing. I have to clean the plants at the nursery in the NE, have them inspected there and obtain a Phyto San Cert for each box, bring them back with me on the plane and turn...