Local sales only
The following temperate bamboo species are available from Bamboo Gardens and Music
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As a general rule, the new shoots of small size bamboos grow to medium size the next year. The new shoots of medium size bamboos grow to large size in two years. The new shoots of large size bamboos also grow to extra large size in two years.
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max height
feet
meters
max diam
inch
cm
min temp
F
C
shade/sun
5=full sun
Comments - Description
Hibanobambusa. tranquillans ‘shiroshima’ 16
5
1.25
3
0
-18
4 This form has strikingly attractive leaves variegated in cream and green. The colors persist throughout the year.
Indocalamus. tessellatus 7
2
.5
1.5
0
-18
2 Usually less than 4 feet tall, it has the largest leaves of any bamboo in cultivation, up to 24 inches by 4 inches. Adapts easily to growing in pots. Does best in shade.
Phyllostachys. aurea
GOLDEN BAMBOO
FISHPOLE BAMBOO
27
8
1.75
4
0
-18
5 The most commonly cultivated bamboo in the U.S., easily identified by one to several short internodes at the base of some of its culms. It is most invasive in areas with warm summers. May grow to 2.5 inch diameter in favorable locations.
Phyllostachys. aureosulcata
YELLOW GROOVE BAMBOO
26
8
1.5
3.7
-10
-23
5 The culms are more slender and delicate than golden bamboo; young culms are green with a yellow groove. Culm internodes distinctly rough to the touch when young, and an occasional culm has a zigzag kink.
Phyllostachys. aureosulcata
'spectabilis'
GREEN GROOVE
26
8
1.5
3.7
-10
-23
5 The culms are yellow with a green groove, just opposite of the typical form. Smaller in hottest areas.
Phyllostachys. dulcis
SWEETSHOOT BAMBOO
40
12.2
2.8
7.1
0
-18
5 Arching culms. Named because its shoots are particularly free of any acrid taste.
Phyllostachys edulis.
MOSO
75
23
7
18
0
-18
5 Largest of the hardy bamboos. Young culms are covered with a velvety coat of soft hairs. The most used bamboo in China, used for food, timber, paper, plywood, flooring.
Phyllostachys. mannii ‘decora’
(P. decora)
30
10
1.75
5
-5
-21
5 From the Yangtze valley and adjacent areas of China. In China, it is called the Beautiful Bamboo. One of the best performers under stress of desert heat, cold, and drought in Nevada. Now considered to be conspecific with P. manniI’mannii'.
Phyllostachys. nidularia 33
10.1
1.5
3.8
0
-18
5 Culms turn jet black after the first 6 months to one year. Popular because of its graceful habit and the sharp accent of its culm color. Said to grow larger in northern climates. It is not clear whether there is significant difference between some of the cultivars.
Phyllostachys. nigra
BLACK BAMBOO
30
10
2
5
0
-18
4 Distinctive, very prominent culm nodes. The shoots are exceptionally free of acrid taste.
Phyllostachys. n. ‘Bory’
SNAKESKIN BAMBOO
50
15
3
8
0
-18
5 Differs from the above by growing larger. Culms blotched with black, never completely black.
Phyllostachys. n. ‘daikokuchiku’ 57
17
3.3
8
0
-18
5 A clone from California that is larger than the species. New culms turn black almost immediately.
Phyllostachys. rubromarginata 55
16
2.75
7
-5
-20
5 Noted for its good quality wood and edible shoots, it tolerates cold, dry winds. Tests in Alabama showed it to be superior in culm production and cold tolerance.
Phyllostachys. v. ‘Robert Young’ 40
12
3
7.5
0
-18
5 The culms and branches soon turn from sulfur green to old gold. Longitudinal green stripes of variable width mark many internodes.
Phyllostachys. vivax ‘Aureocaulis’ 70
21.3
5
12.7
-5
-21
5 The culms turn yellow with a few narrow green stripes.
Pleioblastus. linearis 14
4
1
2.5
5
-15
5 A native of Taiwan, a vigorous runner with long, narrow, grass-like leaves.
Pseudosasa. japonica
ARROW BAMBOO
18
5
.75
1.8
0
-18
3 The culms are erect with rather large leaves, up to a foot long by 1.5 inches wide. Less invasive than most other runners. It does well in tubs and pots. The culms were used in ancient Japan to make arrows.
Semiarundinaria. fastuosa
NARIHIRA BAMBOO
30
10
1.5
4
-5
-21
5 Erect, straight culms make this a stately bamboo. After a time the culms turn from green to purplish brown. Culm internodes with branches at their base are narrowly grooved above the branches.
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Also Available:
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Arundinaria funghomii
A. gigantea
B. multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’
B. multiplex ‘Green Alphonse’
B. multiplex ‘Silverstripe’
Phyllostachys aurea
P. a. holochrysa
P. a. ‘Koi’
P. bambusoides ‘Allgold’
P. b. ‘Castillon’
P. b. tanakae
P. bissetii
P. nigra ‘Henon’
P. nuda
P. viridis ‘Houzeau’
Pleioblastus fortunei

P. kongosanensis
P. shibuyanus ‘Tsuboi’
P. simonii
P. simonii variegates
P. viridistriatus
Sasa palmata
Sasaella masamuneana albostriata
Semiarundinaria yashadake ‘Kimmei’
Sinobambusa tootsik
S. tootsik albostriata

 

 

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   3 Gal. sizes of our more common bamboo (3 to 4 ft tall) are $25.00 per pot.

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