The following is a list of our most hardy bamboos. For the most part these will have little to no damage from temperatures below zero. Keep in mind that even though a bamboo is listed as “top” hardy to a certain temperature, it may be “root” hardy another 10ºf to 15ºf. Mulching with 6″ of organic mater such as leaves, bark or compost will help to insulate roots of your bamboo. Cold, dry winds may affect a plant. There may be top damage, or complete die back. But the plant may still return to normal the next spring by re-growing from the root mass.
Types of bamboo that are hardy to -10ºf to -20ºf