Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas
Swearingen, J., K. Reshetiloff, B. Slattery, and S.
Zwicker. 2002. Plant Invaders of
Bambusa, Phyllostachys and Pseudosasa species
Several kinds of exotic invasive bamboos have been introduced from various countries (Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean) primarily for use as ornamentals and for privacy fences. Many are vigorous growing plants that quickly spread beyond their original planting site through underground stems (rhizomes) and resprouting from cut stems. Planting exotic bamboos should be avoided or measures taken to prevent spread (e.g., containerizing planting with underground barriers). A native bamboo -- giant cane (Arundinaria gigantea) -- occurs in the southeastern states up to southern Maryland and should not be confused with the exotic invaders.
Prevention and Control
|Bargeron, C.T., D.J. Moorhead, G.K. Douce, R.C. Reardon & A.E. Miller |
(Tech. Coordinators). 2003. Invasive Plants of the Eastern U.S.:
Identification and Control. USDA Forest Service - Forest Health
Technology Enterprise Team. Morgantown, WV USA. FHTET-2003-08.