Hi, do you know where in Toronto ( North York) I can buy bamboo to plant in front of an east facing fence to block my neighbour’s wall? I have heard that Fargesia dracocephala works well.
I have a locust tree that casts shade over the area.
I have no idea which gardening centres will have bamboo .
Thank you.


Dear gardener, thank you for posing your question to the Toronto Master Gardeners. The Master Gardeners avoid giving purchasing recommendations.

I would suggest you go to the Landscape Ontario website and search for “retail garden centres”  to find places in your own areas:

Please be very careful to avoid invasive varieties of bamboo – here is a previous TMG post that provides some information about “clumping” varieties –