Want Bamboo - Will Trade Palms

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December's rain and wind caused my large Acacia to lean against a fence common with my neighbor's yard. It was threatening to bring the fence down, so today I cut it, and now I have this gaping hole with a view of my neighbor's house. I've been wanting to remove and put in bamboo anyway, and this has accelerated that situation. So...

I'm looking for good sized bamboo, eventually 3-5" culms, clumping, erect appearance (not weepy like B. tuldoides "ventricosa"), and decent size - large 5 gallon and up. Like I said, oldamii would be fine. I only need 3-4 good sized pots.

My finances are such, that I can't just go out and buy the bamboo, so I'm looking to trade palms. I have an interesting assortment, mostly in the 3-5 gallon range. Please PM me and mention what Bamboo you have, and I'll provide a list of palms I'm up for trading.

Of course, if someone has bamboo they want removed, I'm willing to come and dig my own. That would be ideal.

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December's rain and wind caused my large Acacia to lean against a fence common with my neighbor's yard. It was threatening to bring the fence down, so today I cut it, and now I have this gaping hole with a view of my neighbor's house. I've been wanting to remove and put in bamboo anyway, and this has accelerated that situation. So...

I'm looking for good sized bamboo, eventually 3-5" culms, clumping, erect appearance (not weepy like B. tuldoides "ventricosa"), and decent size - large 5 gallon and up. Like I said, oldamii would be fine. I only need 3-4 good sized pots.

My finances are such, that I can't just go out and buy the bamboo, so I'm looking to trade palms. I have an interesting assortment, mostly in the 3-5 gallon range. Please PM me and mention what Bamboo you have, and I'll provide a list of palms I'm up for trading.

Of course, if someone has bamboo they want removed, I'm willing to come and dig my own. That would be ideal.

Pity Florida is too far to help

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osideterry,

Here is an idea. This is not something that nurseries specializing in bamboo like to discuss, but bamboos are really easy to propagate from cuttings. I have four different species (B. ventricosa, B. oldhamii, B. textilis gracilis, and B. multiplex) and two of them I found growing in an open field. I don't know if you have any open land or an abandoned lots nearby, but it is easy to dig up a small chunk of 1 or two canes and you will be good to go. I recently dug a Bambusa ventricosa (Budha Belly) and in six months it has tripled in size. Within a couple of years it will block the yard next door. Just an idea. Oh hell, with as many foreclosed houses on the market I wouldn't be surprised that you couldn't find a house that you could sneak a little chunk of bamboo without anyone knowing.

anyway, just an idea...and a cheap one

Bob

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Terry I have B. chungii which I will be thinning come the summer if you can wait.

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I have some Oldhamii that I just dug out. There are about 6 x 15 gal and 4 x 5 gal. ( I should have more soon, thinning more clumps). The corms will take a couple of years to fill in and block out your neighbors yard.

This is the only photo I can find with the bamboo in it. (the far left back)

If interested let me know what palms you have to trade

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Here is another photo

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Thanks for the advice, offers and pm's.

I contacted a former co-worker who had planted a large group of oldhamii 7+ years ago. He lives in Oceanside and is graciously allowing me to dig away. I'm giving him a palm to plant by his pool.

Now for the unbelievable fun of digging through mature timber bamboo rhizomes! What was name of that big pry-bar I need to get?

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porkchop - Welcome to the forum! That is the tightest, cleanest planting of oldhamii ever. You must take great care with it in that size planting bed.

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Its a bit of work...we have a chainsaw used only for bamboo

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My weapon of choice is a sawzall (a little more work but not as dangerous).

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B. oldhamii will grow to 40 feet if the water and food are available......it is a very large bamboo, especially in SoCal......be sure to arrange for its size. if you are away on vacation during the week it shoots (usually in late summer or early fall), you will miss the doubling of the size of your clumps.

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B. oldhamii will grow to 40 feet if the water and food are available......it is a very large bamboo, especially in SoCal......be sure to arrange for its size. if you are away on vacation during the week it shoots (usually in late summer or early fall), you will miss the doubling of the size of your clumps.

I have a huge chunk of oldhamii that I was going to tackle and pot to sell after the rains. If you still need some, you could give me a hand and I'd gladly give you all you need. I have a few palms and a huge Dioon I want to plant in its place.

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B. oldhamii will grow to 40 feet if the water and food are available......it is a very large bamboo, especially in SoCal......be sure to arrange for its size. if you are away on vacation during the week it shoots (usually in late summer or early fall), you will miss the doubling of the size of your clumps.

I have a huge chunk of oldhamii that I was going to tackle and pot to sell after the rains. If you still need some, you could give me a hand and I'd gladly give you all you need. I have a few palms and a huge Dioon I want to plant in its place.

How did I miss Marks first post!!!! :D

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B. oldhamii will grow to 40 feet if the water and food are available......it is a very large bamboo, especially in SoCal......be sure to arrange for its size. if you are away on vacation during the week it shoots (usually in late summer or early fall), you will miss the doubling of the size of your clumps.

I have a huge chunk of oldhamii that I was going to tackle and pot to sell after the rains. If you still need some, you could give me a hand and I'd gladly give you all you need. I have a few palms and a huge Dioon I want to plant in its place.

How did I miss Marks first post!!!! biggrin.gif

Bill why are you holding out? What about your back 40 with tons of bamboo where you work your scantly clad ranch hands? sad.gif

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One 1 gal pot of bamboo here..

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sawzall works pretty well ,terry,but the larger the bamboo the less effective it becomes.

my dad removed a LARGE clump a year or two ago & had the most success with a large drill & 1" bit.he drilled holes every coupla inches,effectively "perforating" the tight clumps & then used the sawzall to cut between the holes.

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December's rain and wind caused my large Acacia to lean against a fence common with my neighbor's yard. It was threatening to bring the fence down, so today I cut it, and now I have this gaping hole with a view of my neighbor's house. I've been wanting to remove and put in bamboo anyway, and this has accelerated that situation. So...

I'm looking for good sized bamboo, eventually 3-5" culms, clumping, erect appearance (not weepy like B. tuldoides "ventricosa"), and decent size - large 5 gallon and up. Like I said, oldamii would be fine. I only need 3-4 good sized pots.

My finances are such, that I can't just go out and buy the bamboo, so I'm looking to trade palms. I have an interesting assortment, mostly in the 3-5 gallon range. Please PM me and mention what Bamboo you have, and I'll provide a list of palms I'm up for trading.

Of course, if someone has bamboo they want removed, I'm willing to come and dig my own. That would be ideal.

I have two 15 gallon "Black" bamboo I would be willing to trade for palms.

-Scott ( San Diego)

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You wanna ship anything to the other coast...

I bought four Bambusa Tx. Kanapaha's and only planted three...

One left... I think it's got four culms that're just thicker than .25"

You guys over there prolly can't find these over there, can you...

Prolly ChaChing. :hmm:

~Ray.

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Make sure you put a barrier at the fence

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I have some of the Black Timber Bamboo that I got from Jack Dane in SF years ago. I've no idea what it really is. The Japanese left it behind after an international exposition.

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