Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:44
Yet another discussion about bamboo.
In simple terms do not grow any of them.
Bamboos are not surface rooting. In my experience roots go deep and can resurface several metres away. Phyllostachys Aurea is one variety I grew.....in less than two seasons it had invaded space 8' away. I had to dig it up...some roots ran along the surface but many did not. Luckily, I had concerns it would spread so got in sooner rather than later. No fun digging a whole bed removing bulbs, shrubs and perenials to access every root. The following season the odd root appeared.
Comsider the bamboo plant itself. It is planted so it's base is 2' deep. Roots will therefore start off at that depth.....some will go down and others sideways but the roots start off way below the surface
Folks. This is not scaremongering ......bamboo is not a plant for your garden