Planting bamboo in containers

Asked February 15, 2017, 10:49 AM EST

I am considering planting bamboo in containers to avoid the invasive roots. Is there a variety that is native to the pacific NW?

Washington County Oregon container gardening horticulture

1 Response

Great Plant Picks has lists of plants that do well in our area under various conditions. Look for plants that like deep shade The kind of bamboo and size container will vary according to various details at the site, among them the desired ultimate plant height and the color of the stems and leaves. I suggest a clumping bamboo as it will be easier to maintain than the running sort. A nearby specialist grower is the Bamboo Garden in North Plains, Oregon. http://www.bamboogarden.com/