Our favorite! A grove of beautiful Timber Bamboo looks like the type of place where you'd find a panda nibbling away on leaves and shoots. Vivax spreads slowly until well established, then shoots more vigorously after several years and becomes a wonderful open grove of huge canes. Our 10-year-old grove has been fairly easy to control with regular mowing and trimming around the area where we want it to stay. Young shoots are particularly good to eat when cooked.
Unique and stunning bamboo - new canes that shoot up in the spring are green and then turn jet black by winter. Spreads slowly until well established and so is quite easy to control by mowing. Grows better when young with some shade. Very prized by collectors.
Rare Find! A beautiful and stunning bamboo. Russet canes and reddish sheaths. Very straight, upright growth. Forms a more open grove than many runners, similar to a timber bamboo grove. In the winter many canes will turn brick red. Extremely vigorous spreader - Allow at least a 30' mowed area around the grove to control this fast growing bamboo, or use a bamboo barrier.
Makes a very tight and fast hedge or fenceline planting. Dark green leaves. Very vigorous spreader grows straight and dense with leafy branches clear to the ground. Allow at least a 20'-30' mowed area around the grove to control this fast growing bamboo, or use a bamboo barrier.
Tall, vigorous, good quality wood and shoots. Very dense and leafy. This is another strong spreader which needs a 20'-25' mowed area around the grove to control it.
Groves of Golden Bamboo can be spotted in old homesteads throughout the United States. Nicknamed "fishpole" bamboo because the internodes at the base of each cane grow closely together forming a natural handle or grip, the mature canes also are useful as garden stakes. A quick grower, Golden makes a dense, bushy hedge that fills in rapidly.
If you put your hand around a cane of Yellow Groove and run your fingers across the smooth surface and you'll agree that this bamboo is aptly named. A distinctive yellow indentation runs up and down each light green culm. Yellow Groove is a very leafy and fast growing variety that makes an excellent dense hedge.
Arrow is unique among running bamboos because it tends to combine features of a running bamboo with those of a clumping variety. A cluster of canes will grow together and then a few feet away more clusters will appear. Another unique characteristic of Arrow is the way this bamboo's large leaves appear only on the upper third of the plant. Very tropical looking, Arrow does well in large containers. Although it likes sun, Arrow also thrives in shady locations.
We call this variety Mystery Bamboo because, although it has some characteristics of Japanese Timber Bamboo, in the 10 years we have cultivated it the culms have never reached their expected diameter. Not only that, but two years after we planted the first roots, the bamboo flowered. Every year since then new shoots continue to flower after they've reached their full height and leafed out. A unique specimen, Mystery provides a nice open grove of tall, sturdy canes with the added bonus of possibly seeing the rare bamboo flower. Since the original roots came from Seattle, we suspect that Mystery might develop larger canes in a shorter period in a cooler climate.
This dwarf bamboo has long broad leaves and prefers a shady location. Its small size and dense growing habit lends itself to container plantings. It also works well as a tropical backdrop to woodland areas. New shoots that appear in unwanted locations can easily be controlled by mowing. An interesting and unusual bamboo offering.
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