Less hardy bamboo plants need to be protected in our zone 6 winters. Some nights get very cold and frost heavy. The last two nights have given us some hard frosts. Now these have already done some damage to the leaves of my less hardy bamboo plants. But the damage is already done so I will go out and cover these over with a tarp to protect them from even more damage. Now even though it may be to late for the leaves it may not have killed the leaf buds for next year. With that being said the canes may re-leaf out and be beautiful again. This may not sound like much to you but, the following years growth depends on how bad the damage is from the previous year. So if you limit the damage from this year. You canes will be bigger next year.
Grow Less Hardy Bamboo Plants In Protected Areas
Micro-climates can have a major effect on how much winter damage a plant can suffer. Well protected plants will suffer minor to no damage at all. I know this for a fact because last year all 50 species that I grow were killed to the ground. No protection at all. I removed 2 groves this year that had no damage at all. The difference being that the 2 groves had walls built around them and they were fully protected from cold winter winds that freeze dry the leaves(the whole reason they lose their leaves). My bamboo grows out in the open air and is subjected to the coldest winter winds. But 15 out of 19 years they all held green leaves all winter long. So I know for a fact that protection works. So if you start out by planting your bamboo where there will be winter protection, you will save yourself some heartache later. You might even consider growing less hardy bamboo plants in your greenhouse. Even planting other cold hardy bamboo plants around them will protect them some.
Less Hardy Bamboo Plants In Pots
If you don’t know it the hardiness of a plant changes when grown in a pot. A bamboo plant in the ground is much hardier than a bamboo plant in a pot no matter what the hardiness. In other words when a bamboo plant in a pot freezes solid the plant will die. So any bamboo plant in a pot must be protected in zones where the weather goes below freezing. But if you take that pot inside and keep it watered well and give it lots of sun you can keep it alive. Just keep in mind that the air inside your house is much drier than outdoors, so you must help it along by spraying the leaves with mist a few times a day.
Bamboo Plants Can Be Grown Indoors
Using the method I talked about before you can grow bamboo indoors. Some do much better than others but they all require a good amount of sun and water. Pseudosasa Japonica does well indoors and so does Arundinaria Gigantea. there are others but these two I know for sure will do well. I hope this post helps you and if you would like to know more I will be happy to help. (859)242-1602 Jeff.
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