Lawn Management - Insects, Weeds and Diseases
Bamboo species have nearly a worldwide distribution, with Europe and Antarctica the only continents that do not have native bamboo species. Taxonomically, bamboo is classified in the grass family (Poacea) and is represented by more than 1,000 species and 91 genera. Taken together, bamboo is recognized as the fastest-growing woody, evergreen, perennial plant.
"W220 Bamboo (phyllostachys spp.)," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, 09-0206 W220, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexgard/87