Saturday, August 15, 2009


One of the few easy things to grow here. We call it bamboo, but it is technically carrizo, a perennial cane, not a bamboo. It grows really well here in the desert which is strange for a plant that by all reports wants water. It blooms in late summer, tall plumes. It spreads underground and has very dense roots all connectied. It grows very quickly, forms a good privacy and wind block. However it is VERY invasive and will push down block walls in the matter of a couple of years. It is best planted in the country where it doesn't matter how it spreads.

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