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Roger's Pick: The Bamboos of the World


Last updated 2/28/2013 at Noon

Locally harvested four foot timber bamboo can be used to construct arbors and trellises.

Since the dawn of civilization, man has cultivated and harvested bamboos and used them in many forms. Certain species of bamboo can grow very well here in Fallbrook.

Bamboo is in the grass family and has hundreds of species and cultivars, be it in the clumping or the running category, so choose wisely and plan your selection before planting.

Bamboo has a vast range of variables; from the short ground covers to towering timber giants of 100 feet or more, in time. They combine very nicely with other exotics like palms, flaxes, and a wide spectrum of ornamental grasses. As a landscape design...

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