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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Naked Bamboo (5 of 11)

Plant in full sun to moderate shade
Extremely invasive unless contained by 30-36 inch deep barriers
Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil; water freely until established
Height: 25-35 feet Width: to infinity
Most cold hardy Phyllostachys species
Hardy in zones (4)5-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after first hard frost to prevent heaving; avoid exposure to salt; plant may flop over in wind, heavy snow or ice; marginally hardy in this zone and may not reach full size.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after first hard frost to prevent heaving; avoid exposure to salt; plant may flop over in wind, heavy snow or ice.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; plant may flop over in wind, heavy snow or ice.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; plant may flop over in wind, heavy snow or ice.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to moderate shade; mulch in fall; plant may flop over in wind.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to moderate shade; mulch in fall; plant may flop over in wind.

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