This section highlights some of our favorite bamboo plant species. Many of them
are our top sellers and we felt, by listing them, it could simplify the
selection process for many who are new to bamboo. The Search Bamboo
section will also be helpful to filter through the many choices in our
complete inventory of bamboos.
A stunning, mystical bamboo. Thin-walled culms are covered with persistent, dense white bloom, giving them a pale blue appearance. Slightly open clumper that will grow to at least 30' tall with 2" dia. culms. This rare Chinese import cleared U.S.D.A. quarantine in the 1990's. Also called Emperor's Blue Bamboo & White Bamboo.
Min. temp 21°F. Min USDA zone: 8b/9a. Click to find your zone.
Bambusa emeiensis 'Viridiflavus' - Yin Yang Bamboo
Another new introduction, thus rare.
Tight clump - green culms extremely erect with yellow stripes alternating 180° on each internode. Very unusual striping pattern. A magnificent landscape specimen - will become a popular ornamental as production increases. Introduced as Neosinocalamus affinis cv. Viridiflavus
Will grow to 35' with 2.5" dia. culms. Min. temp 24°F. Min USDA zone 9a. Click to find your zone.
Bambusa eutuldoides 'Viridivittata' - Asian Lemon Bamboo
Imported from China where it was highly coveted as an ornamental. Beautiful colors, frost tolerant. New yellow culms have pink and peach tones with green stripes. Established culms are yellow with green stripes. Can be planted in a row on 3' centers and trimmed into a stunning hedge.
Will grow to 25' with 1" dia. culms. Min. temp 21°F.
Min USDA zone: 8b. Click to find your zone.
A beautiful collector's bamboo. Culms emerge green and mature to a shiny black (almost purplish tint). Grows erect and arches at the top. Versatile in the landscape. Can be planted either as a specimen/focal point, in a row along a path/road/stream, or among other tropical foliage. From the Indonesian island of Timor.
Slightly open clumper. 35'-45' tall with up to 3" dia. culms. Min. temp 27°F. Min USDA zone 9b. Click to find your zone.
The culms are straight and form tight, dense clumps. This is a medium
sized bamboo that grows quickly to create a nice screen. Small leaves and thick-walled culms help make it one of the most storm tolerant of the tropical bamboos. Some claim that it's more salt tolerant than most bamboos - it certainly is the best choice if exposed to coastal winds.
35' tall and 2" dia. culms. Min. temp 20°F. Min USDA zone 9a. Click to find your zone.
The culms are straight and erect with relatively short branches forming fairly open clumps. A well-known, classic tropical bamboo. Can be found throughout the Disney parks.
In Florida, there are no low branches. In California, the species branches almost to the ground. Culm walls are thick, but soft. Shoots are edible but grown mostly as an ornamental. A shorter variety of B.oldhamii is available that is grown primarily for edible shoots (see listing below). Up to 55' tall and 4" dia. culms. Min. temp 24°F. Min USDA zone: 9a. Click to find your zone.
A beautiful all-green bamboo that's often planted in a row to create a privacy hedge or screen. Also makes a delicate focal point in the garden when planted as a single specimen. Foliage cascades gracefully with leaf tips pointing downward. This would be the ideal bamboo to plant as a screen in similar applications as Areca palms or ficus are used. For this type of application, they are planted in a row 3 to 5 feet apart. Spacing depends on how dense and how quickly you need your hedge.
About 20' - 25' tall with about 1" dia. culms.
Min. temp 15°F. Min USDA zone: 8b.
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Erect, thin-walled bamboo with persistent white powdery bloom at the nodes. Long internodes, small leaves, and graceful foliage. Very delicate - classic Asian appearance. A cultivar of Bambusa textilis.
35' tall and 1.5" dia. culms. Min. temp 20°F.
Min USDA zone: 8b. Click to find your zone.
Bambusa vulgaris 'Wamin Striata' - Striped Buddha Belly Bamboo
A striated (and more rare) version of the popular Wamin Bamboo. The culms are a pale green color with irregular dark-green vertical stripes. The swollen internodes and overall form is the same as the standard Wamin.
12' - 15' with up to 3" dia. culms. Min. temp 27°F. MIn USDA zone: 9b. Click to find your zone.
Bambusa vulgaris 'Wamin' - Dwarf Buddha Belly Bamboo
A dwarf bamboo that is perfect by a pond but will fit just about any landscape. Swollen internodes are unusual and are sure to attract your visitors' attention. This bamboo could have been conjured up by Tim Burton or Dr. Seuss.
In Florida (and other warm, humid areas) this species is much more reliable and consistent in producing swollen internodes (bellies) than the first species given the name Buddha Belly Bamboo, Bambusa ventricosa (tuldoides).
*If this bamboo is too cold sensitive for your location, we have an exciting new import that may become a good substitute for sub-tropical areas down to USDA zone 8b. Bambusa tuldoides "Swollen Internode' will be available for sale by 2017.
12' - 15' with up to 3" dia. culms. Min. temp 27°F. MIn USDA zone 9b. Click to find your zone