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    Mexican weeping bamboo is awsome like non invasive it grows pretty nicely I helped my dad plant it as a privacy barrier then I moved then 6 months later I was working in hawaii(I live and lived in oreogn when I worked in hawaii) down the street from my old house the mexican weeping bamboo was very pretty but it is pricey though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rco911 View Post
    I have a bamboo collection - if you want to grow running types then you can install a rhizome barrier (lots of work!)

    ALL sorts of shapes and sizes of bamboo, from the small ones that are about a foot, like sasa, the weeping mexican varites, to the huge moso timber bamboos... all color ranges too -black, red, striped, verigated... blue is one of my favorites.
    You got any pics? I'd love to see your collection!

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    Ozzy -

    It sounds like you would be looking for either Bambusa textilis or Bambusa oldhamii. These are both called Giant Timber Bamboo in the nursery trade. Bambusa is also the clumping genus of bamboos, so these would be your best choice.

    I have a clump of Giant Timber Bamboo (not sure which species) in the back yard; it was in a 70-gallon pot when I got it, but it's producing canes up to 30 feet tall and 3+ inch diameter now (four years later).

    Keep in mind that even though these are 'clumpers,' they still will continue to spread out. Mine has about doubled in footprint size since I put it in the ground...

    Good growing!

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    I see this bamboo everyday! I love hawaii!
    Viva La Revolution de Nepenthes!

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    I wouldn't touch bamboo with a 10-foot (bambu) pole.
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    Nepenthes you make me sad I lived in the bigisland for aloong time and your by a big city at the same time it is the best of both worlds.

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    Well come back, nobody said for you to go.
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