Bamboo? Can it be grown in the U.S., and if so, where?



I've seen it in New Orleans, southern VA and SE PA. It's invasive. DO NOT plant it.


Right next to the marijuana plants


We live in Dallas, TX and it thrives here.

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It grows all over the mid atlantic area. Impossible to eradicate btw.


I’m not sure if it’s bamboo, but it looks like it. May be closely related to the bamboo family. I know of patches that grows wildly in sticks of nc where I live, I pass it all the time while hunting


Make sure you want it first. Once planted its HARD to get rid of. It will grow just about anywhere. Pretty invasive as well. If planted, dig a 1 foot deep, 2 foot wide trench to border the area you want the bamboo. This will let you know its trying to creep out of it containment area and you can chop it back.

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Yes, in Encino California.


Yes I grow it in my backyard in Tennessee. It's also quite abundant in Knoxville if you go to the zoo or the botanical park there. If you have a keen eye and live in a mild area, you can see people growing it in there backyards sometimes. I've found at least 6 or so people around my town growing bamboo. You need be in an area that receives ample rain and a growing zone of at least 6. That means your area can't go below about -10 degrees F in winter. Although some varieties might be able to survive zone 5 or maybe even below that but guaranteed will die in the winter and return in the spring in that kind of cold.... There is a mystery variety of bamboo a friend of my grandmother's brought back from Japan during WW2 I think. It grows very quickly but dies in the winter. I assume it's not one of the hardier varieties of bamboo. The stocks die at about 20 degrees F. But they always return every spring and grow about 10 - 15 ft tall. The kind that grows in my yard is Chinese Timber bamboo I believe and so far no damage from the cold, still green as in the summer and we've seen temperatures down to about 12 degrees. It can survive to around -5 degrees I believe. And boy the rain won't let up for more than a couple days at a time, I'm sure the bamboo loves that. Tennessee has kind of a similar climate to parts of Asia where bamboo grows as does other parts of the US. Not exact but we have cold but not too cold in winter, abundant rain and foresty type land.


I have seen bamboo grow wild in Louisiana and Texas, usually in clusters.

Jimmy C

Don't do it. Bamboo is a form of grass, but huge, and if you do not keep it in a pot, it spreads like grass and takes over everything. The roots go down a long way and spread underground. You can never get rid of it.


Most commonly, bamboo is found in places that qualify as tropical, sub-tropical, or temperate zones. These are places like Southeast Asia, South America, and the Southeast portion of the United States. Some species of bamboo have been known to grow well indoors in less temperate parts of the world.


Where ever you plant them, expect them to take over your yard in short order


I've seen the thick tall type in southern Ohio, as well as a thin, short evergreen ornamental sort.


A TRUE bamboo plant is a tropical plant. It can grow maybe in Florida, Texas or Arizona (if it is watered well). In other parts of the country, no. Definitely not in North Dakota. The bamboo plants you see in stores are NOT true bamboo plants that can grow over 50 feet.

Spock (rhp)

yes, indeed. many varieties will grow here -- depending on the agricultural zone you live in. google will help you find details




Yes, it grows in the US where the package says it can.


Yes I have it planted in my back yard, and I really regret the day I did that as it's sending shoots and runners out everywhere.