Ornamental Bamboos

Ornamental Bamboos

Book - 2006
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Bamboos are among the most fascinating of plants. Their unusual life cycle, tremendous power of growth, and extraordinary diversity of size and form give them a special significance in gardens. And gardens of all sizes can accommodate these elegant plants, which are cold-resistant and surprisingly easy to grow. Yet even today, with bamboos enjoying a well-deserved return to popularity, their horticultural potential remains largely untapped. Some bamboos make impressive specimens for the border, others form a fast-growing hedge or screen, and short forms provide a leafy groundcover. David Crompton explains the characteristics that set bamboos apart, and everything that is needed to grow them successfully. The core of the book is a gardener's guide to nearly two hundred ornamental bamboos to grow and enjoy, supplemented by lists of bamboos for specific purposes.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780881927900
Characteristics: 306 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm

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Feb 07, 2018

We have planted a medium size variety, in our garden area
it is absolutely beautiful.
But i would like the giant size bamboo, for a more practical
type of specimen. It could be used for making fences or
borders in the back yard.

Really love its ornamental qualities as a decorative plant
to add an unusual element of oriental mystique!


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