Growing Bamboo

Asked September 28, 2020, 7:27 PM EDT

I learned of growing bamboo in home yards, in horizontal plots, not vertical. Do you have any publications on this topic?

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

We do not have publications on the above topic.
We receive many questions from homeowners on limiting spread and removal of bamboo. Running bamboos, if neglected, will travel and become invasive. We do not recommend planting it.
Here is the Invasive Plant List form the MDA. Some bamboos are listed as Tier 2 plants and Pending. https://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Documents/List_target_spp_for_assessment_12Sept2017-1.pdf
https://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/maryland_invasive_plants_prevention_and_control.aspx

Here is our web page on bamboo https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/bamboo

Marian