Forum home Plants

Bamboo variety

I'm having to purchase bamboo canes every year and can never find thick and long canes in my local garden centres to support beans. Which variety of bamboo can I plant to grow my own canes?

Thanks in advance 


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,514
    I've bought decent canes from Wilko in the past. If I was growing my own, I'd probably go for coppiced Hazel rather than bamboo; bit of a long term project but so is bamboo if you're aiming to harvest usable canes.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,706
    It will take years to grow sturdy canes from a plant.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • I like where you're coming from but I'd go with hazel for growing beans up. Might be worth googling coppicing hazel near to you to see what that turns up.
Sign In or Register to comment.