Bamboo Advisor

Welcome. Bamboo Advisor filters from nearly 300 varieties of bamboo in cultivation, to produce a list of those that are most likely to succeed in your growing area. To do this, answer the questions below. If you don't know an answer, estimate conservatively (i.e. warmer) on temperature, and leave other answers at their default.

This should not replace the advice of local experts or bamboo nurseries. It is meant to help narrow your selection and give a comprehensive list of options. Please discuss your growing conditions and any concerns related to invasiveness or any other topic with your local nurseries.IMPORTANT: The behavior of individual plants in individual locations varies widely. Nothing here should be construed as a guarantee or even a prediction, that any specific plant will do well or will not become invasive.

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Will you be using English (ft, in, and F) or metric (meters, cm, and C) measures?
Should we include potentially invasive species in your list?
Some of the most beautiful varieties of bamboo are potentially invasive and require additional measures to prevent their spread. Choose "Yes" here if you are willing to take these steps or if this is not a concerrn for you.
What is the typical low temperature in your area over a 10 year period in F?
How much sunlight will the planting area get on a scale of 1 (full shade) to 5 (full sun)?
How many weeks of dry or salty wind does the planting area get per year?
Coastal winds, cold dry winds, or hot dry winds should be considered.
How many weeks of drought does the planting area suffer per year?
Answer "None" if you water the area during the dry season.
How many weeks of flood or near-flood does the planting area suffer per year?
This means that there is standing water within the planting area.
How long in feet per plant is the planting area?
How wide in feet per plant is the planting area?
What is the first (most important) thing you are looking for in a bamboo? (Optional)
What is the second thing you are looking for in a bamboo? (Optional)
What is the third thing you are looking for in a bamboo? (Optional)