From Wetlands to Backyards:
Choosing the Right Bamboo for Swampy Soil
Bamboo is a hardy plant that can grow well in swampy soil, which is a difficult condition for many other plants.
So, what is
It typically has poor drainage & ample water supply.
It can be permanently saturated, flooded, or filled with water.
It typically receives high rainfall & have soil that doesn't drain well.
Most bamboo species don’t naturally grow in swamps. However, you can plant bamboo around a pond or along a river so long as the roots aren’t fully submerged.
Can bamboo grow in wet soil?
A select few bamboo species
thrive in wet soil or swamp-like conditions.
Check out these
4 bamboo species that grows well in swampy areas.
Phyllostachys heteroclada 'Water bamboo'
“Red Margin Bamboo”
'Macon River Bamboo'
Photo source: Flickr
There are ways to improve soil drainage, and certain bamboo varieties can thrive in wet soil conditions.
Don't give up on growing bamboo.
There is more!
Read the full article
on my blog!