Bamboo

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    what kind of bamboo should I get that is thick and straight and yellow-green? I have same slim and tall bamboo in my yard, it's cool for making rods for various things , but I want some thicker bamboo that I can make more things from than just a rod. Any species recommendations and who sells?
     
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    I was about to post the same!
     
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    Moso bamboo. Don't blame me if all your neighbours hate you.

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    Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' is best as it's a clumpster, not a spreader or runner.

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    I so want to have one of these!
     
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    Oooo. Mosmo is gonna be awesome. My neighbor is actually Chinese so he might like it, lol.
     
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    Neat. I have often thought of growing some bamboo, but I always thought they were all "runners". The Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' looks like it might be the answer.
     
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    :eek::D:p

    He might like bamboos, but moso is a BEAST! LOL!
     
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    @MoonShadows Opt for Phyllostachys Nigre with black stems. Only buy them in proper shops when they are reduced. As the young bamboos might look black in colour, but they are not actually Nigre.. Also, Nigre can be changed hands very easily. A lot of people love them, here in the UK any way. I love the Fargesia Blue Fountain and strangely enough, it has red polished stem..

    See the photo below: Fargesia blue fountain

    It is a much more handsome bamboo as the stems are red, burnished and polished. Unlike the Fargesia Jiuzhaigou which has very dull terracotta stems

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    Also, this is a clumpster.

    You could easily separate and multiply them and make some money or might even buy some bitcoin with the money. LOL!
     
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    @alp. It is very attractive bamboo. When you write buy them in "proper shops", what do you mean? I have no idea where to buy bamboo, other than online.

    Fund my bitcoin...hmmmmmmmm :p
     
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    In the UK, I often go to diy store gc as they do have Phyllostachys Nigre, but not Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'. Two or three weeks ago, they were clearing them for the Ccchristmas trees, so they reduced them half price. I got one for under £13. I split that into 6 plants.

    If you want a phyllostachys Nigre, it has to be tall and mature as quite a few bamboos have black stems when young. :eek:.

    I think you can buy Spectabilis online, but must say to the seller that you need to see THE GREEN STRIPE in the delivered product.

    Or go for reputable companies and keep an eye out for their reduction. If not reduced, they can be very expensive. £40 for a 13L .. I was very lucky to have got mine for under £13!
     
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