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Anyone want to send me some big bamboo?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cbbr, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. cbbr

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    I need something to plant on the back of my property for a screen. I'm thiking some big bamboo. Something that gets fairly big around. Anyone have any?
     
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    Let me go ask my next door neighbor. He's pretty cool about stuff like this. Weird thing though is he is Vietnamese and we all call him Charlie.
     
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    Tulip poplar trees are very fast growing, ours grew about 3 ft the first year. Also thuja green giants, and leland cypress in the proper soil. Also, wax myrtle will grow like a mofo. Then there is the wonder world of vines, morning glory, kudzu, wisteria, poision ivy and scuppernongs.
     
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    Strange............I've been wanting to do the exact same thing for a couple of years. Google bamboo, a couple of the links have places selling black, yellow stripped, all kinds and up to 6 inch dia, 100 ft high bamboo!!! :eek1:
     
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    Bamboo grows like a weed and is very invasive. I had some in my front yard and was impossible to control. I have black bamboo now, in containers, and it's very cool.

    Maybe poplar trees? Lots of options, depends on your climate and how high it needs to be.
     
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    Generally depends on what variety bamboo you get. From what I recall, black bamboo is very invasive. Works well if you're trying to fill space.
     
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    I've been reading about it, and it looks like you can control it withthe mower and some root cutting. We have an area that could really use a natural barrier of sorts and it seems to fit the bill.

    I hae looked at the various types and the black bamboo is cool looking, but I lke the "timber" bamboos the best.
     
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    I want something to act as a kind of fence also.
     
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    Read it...one of the best known natural privacy barriers.
     
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    I read it, but it does not look like it would keep the neighborhood animals out.
     
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    Like others have suggested, Id go with some Leylands or Arborvitaes... They grow fast and create a nice screen... Personally I like the look of those better than bamboo and well bamboo is just too damn invasive. With the leylands or arbs there wont be any root cutting or mowing....

    While a tulip poplar will grow fast it wont have foliage to act like a fence once it gets big....

    Look at these beautiful X Cupressocyparis leylandii, sorry as a horticulturalist I have to throw in that latin name somewhere right? :D

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    How expensive are they and where is an easy place to get them?
     
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    Id say they run about $10-$20 for a 3 gallon tree, just depends on who you get them from... I looked on google for you and it looks like theres lots of nurseries around you and one would be Louisiana Nursery for example. Really any nursery would do, I would not buy them from Home Depot or Lowes, although they come from a local place most likely, the price will be jacked up...
     
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    I asked that poorly, I was wondering if they were common at nursery's. I will have to check them out. Thanks.
     
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    Oh those trees are sold everywhere Id say, they are extremely common and popular
     
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    Glad to know there is another one around, although I am an L.A.

    cbbr: what are the conditions of the site? We need to know at least the sun/shade exposure to give a good recommendation. Also the water needs/availability.

    I would stay away from any bamboo unless you are referring to nandina. These plants will quickly get out of control in our climate (Zone 7A-7B) and will be more headache than they are worth. Tulip Poplar is a fast growing tree. A good plant to stop the local wildlife will be an eleagnus (Eleagnus pungens or E. thunbergii for example) There are cultivars that have thorns, some with fruit, etc. These are fast growing, very thick and reasonably inexpensive for the amount of coverage you get. Plant a three gallon about five feet apart and within 2 years you will have sufficient coverage to keep the local wildlife out. Plant closer if coverage is needed sooner. Find the one with thorns for a quicker repellent.

    PM if you need more info.
     

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