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Robusta bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Gigantochloa robusta

Common Name: Robusta bamboo

Maximum Height:  15m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Indonesia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $66

 

It’s a big bamboo with straight beautiful cream striated culms with large leaves. The culms are smooth and glossy. The timber is usually nice and straight, and the shoots are edible.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Poles Hot Environments
Shading – Fencing Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Maxima bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Gigantochloa pseudoarundinacea

Common Name: Maxima bamboo

Maximum Height:  15m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Indonesia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $110

 

It’s also known as G. Maxima. The timber used as a building material and for furniture making. Young shoots are edible. It has silver striped culms.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening – Hedging Full Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Partial Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Shade
Ornamental Hot Environments
Poles Suburban Areas
Shading Rural Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Swamps

South Kalimantan bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Gigantochloa luteostriata

Common Name: South Kalimantan bamboo

Maximum Height:  5m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Indonesia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $88

 

Small species with variegated leaves very decorative.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening – Hedging Full Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Partial Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Shade
Ornamental Hot Environments
Shading Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Wray’s bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species giant hedge

Clumping Species: Gigantochloa wrayii

Common Name: Wray’s bamboo

Maximum Height:  6m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 1°C

Origin: Malaysia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $44
25L $88

 

It’s a mid-height,  tight clumping bamboo with upright growth, with some low foliage. It’s good for windbreaks, hedging, ornamental and landscaping.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening – Hedging Full Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Partial Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Shade
Ornamental Hot Environments
Shading Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Striated Columbian bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Guadua angustifolia var. bi-colour

Common Name: Striated Columbian bamboo

Maximum Height:  25m

Culm Diameter: 150mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Colombia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $88
25L $165

 

Brilliant green/cream striated culms. This is a thorny giant that forms an open clump with as much as a meter between culms. This variety has very striking green and yellow strips with white rings on the internodes.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Poles – Shading Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Muli bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Melocanna baccifera

Common Name: Muli bamboo

Maximum Height:  4m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: India

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $66
25L $110

 

It’s a small open clumping. Its shoots and pear-like seeds are edible. It’s an important commercial timber species from India.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control Full Sun
Landslip Control Partial Sun – Partial Shade
Ornamental Hot Environments
Shading Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

New Guinea Green bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for edible shoots

Clumping Species: Nastus elatus

Common Name: New Guinea Green bamboo

Maximum Height:  15m

Culm Diameter: 60mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: New Guinea

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $44
25L $88
45L $132

 

Long narrow light greyish-green leaves with bright green culms that turn yellowish with age and exposure. It’s a distinctive ornamental producing shoots that can be eaten raw.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Part Shade
Edible Shoots – Poles Hot Environments
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Sacred Bali bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Schizostachyum brachycladum green

Common Name: Sacred Bali bamboo

Maximum Height:  8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 1°C

Origin: South East Asia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $165

 

Its thin walled, long internodes. It has beautiful erect green culms. Large leaves. It’s a top ornamental, feature plant.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Partial Sun – Partial Shade
Dust Suppression Indoors
Dust Capture Hot Environments
Ornamental Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas -Rural Areas

Sacred Bali Gold Bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Schizostachyum brachycladum yellow

Common Name: Sacred Bali Gold Bamboo

Maximum Height:  8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 1°C

Origin: South East Asia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $110
45L $220

 

It has thin walled, erect yellow culms with green stripes and large yellow striped leaves. It requires good growing conditions, protected area free from frost, well-drained soil, well fertilized and regular watering.

This bamboo tends to flower annually and sporadically therefore, if conditions are not ideal the stress of it all can become too much for the plant that will flower itself to death. Makes an excellent ornamental feature plant.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Partial Sun – Partial Shade
Dust Suppression Indoors
Dust Capture Hot Environments
Ornamental Cities
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas

Bali bushy bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Schizostachyum dumetorum

Common Name: Bali bushy bamboo

Maximum Height:  3m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: South East Asia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $88

 

Its bushy bamboo forming clusters of ascending culms with pendulous tips.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control Full Sun
Landslip Control Partial Sun – Partial Shade
Dust Suppression Indoors
Dust Capture Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration Cities
Stock Feed Suburban Areas – Rural Areas

Striated lime bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Schizostachyum lima

Common Name: Striated lime bamboo

Maximum Height:  8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Philippines

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $88
25L $165

 

It’s a very beautiful feature plant. In the Philippines the culms are also used as material for housing, to make bamboo mattings (‘sawali’) and other woven wares, to make musical instruments and fishing rods, and the rough surface of the culm was used for smoothing bronze.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Partial Sun
Erosion Control Partial Shade
Landslip Control Indoors
Dust Suppression Hot Environments
Dust Capture Cold Environments
Ornamental Cities
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas

Slender weaver’s bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for feature or ornamental, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa textilis var. gracilis

Common Name: Slender weaver’s bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $66
25L $132
45L $220
100L $550

 

It’s a straight, thin walled and strong species, which forms an extremely dense clump. This species is great for privacy screens. Planted at 1.5 meter spacing between plants, they will form a very continuous and dense wall of bamboo within 3 years. They can be spread out a bit further say to 2 meters between plants and still create a great screen with distinct individual clumps at the base but with the foliage still creating a complete screen at the tops.
Ideally planted at least half a meter away from fences, unless using a root barrier of some description to stop it from growing under the fence.  Grows well in frosty areas.
It is one of our most popular sellers for suburban area screening, hedging and landscaping.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Partial Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Shade
Ornamental Indoors
Poles Hot Environments
Stakes Cold Environments
Shading – Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Variegated malay dwarf bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for feature or ornamental, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa heterostachya variegated

Common Name: Variegated malay dwarf bamboo

Maximum Height: 3m

Culm Diameter: 25mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:  Malaysia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $44
25L $88
45L $110
100L $220

 

It’s a beautiful dense bushy ornamental with cream striped leaves. It makes a great screen or hedge in a short time. It can be easily pruned to desired size and the bottom of the branches can be trimmed to expose the culms for a great effect in smaller gardens. It’s a relatively small and decorative tight clumper suitable for most tropical and sub-tropical zones. Features beautiful dark green and silver variegated leaves. Can  grow well in a pot.


Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Partial Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Partial Shade
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Indoors
Ornamental Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

 

Thai monastery bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for feature or ornamental, Clumping species giant hedge

Clumping Species: Thyrostachys siamensis

Common Name: Thai monastery bamboo

Maximum Height: 12m

Culm Diameter:50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Thailand

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $66
25L $110
45L $220

 

It’s very tight clumping ornamental, fine leaves and edible shoots. It has solid culms which make it a good timber. Also used for landscaping.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Partial Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Shade
Ornamental Indoors
Poles – Stakes Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Phillipine green bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Schizostachyum lumampao

Common Name: Phillipine green bamboo

Maximum Height:  12m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 1°C

Origin: Philippines

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $110

 

Its thin walled, straight and largely branch-free culms. Split and flattened culms are used in press moulded furniture and utensils.  The culms sheaths tend to stay attached to the culms for longer than most species. Good for ornamental and landscaping.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Partial Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Partial Shade
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Indoors
Ornamental Hot Environments
Poles Cities
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas

Chinese dwarf bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for feature or ornamental, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa guangxiensis

Common Name: Chinese dwarf bamboo

Maximum Height: 3m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin:  China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $44
25L $88
45L $110

 

One of the very few low bushy ornamental clumping species used for hedging or screening.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Partial Sun
Dust Suppression Partial Shade
Dust Capture Indoors
Ornamental Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Hainan bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Schizostachyum hainanense

Common Name: Hainan bamboo

Maximum Height:  10m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: South East Asia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $88
25L $165

 

It’s one of the larger species in this genus. It has long erect internodes.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Partial Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Partial Shade
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Indoors
Ornamental Hot Environments
Shading Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Mexican weeping bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for feature or ornamental

Clumping Species: Otatea acuminata aztecorum

Common Name: Mexican weeping bamboo

Maximum Height:  4m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Mexico

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $99
25L $185
45L $330

 

This is the most beautiful bamboo of all. It has black culms if grown in full sun with very fine foliage. It’s easy to grow and it’s a very hardy plant. Prefect for ornamental and it grows well in a pot, good for landscaping for a feature plant.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Partial Sun
Erosion Control Partial Shade
Landslip Control Indoors
Dust Suppression Hot Environments
Dust Capture Cold Environments
Ornamental Cities
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas

Fine leaf mexican weeping

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for feature or ornamental

Clumping Species: Otatea acuminata acuminata

Common Name: Fine leaf mexican weeping bamboo

Maximum Height:  4m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Mexico

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $132
25L $220

 

It has the smallest and thinnest leaves of all the bamboos. It’s an open clumping habit, taking up a couple of meters in diameter. Mexican Weeping is the hardest species to propagate. It’s good for ornamental, and landscaping. It grows well in a pot.


Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Partial Sun
Erosion Control Partial Shade
Landslip Control Indoors
Dust Suppression Hot Environments
Dust Capture Cold Environments
Ornamental Cities
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas

Nepales blue bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for feature or ornamental - Shady

Clumping Species: Himalayacalamus porcatus

Common Name: Nepales blue bamboo

Maximum Height:  12m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 1°C

Origin: Nepal

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $66
25L $132
45L $220
100L $550

 

Beautiful blue grey tinted culms with fine long narrow soft leaves. Ideal for small gardens, or as ornamental screen. Makes a good indoor or outdoor specimen in pots.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Shade
Hedging Partial Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Shade
Ornamental Indoors
Live Fence Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Carbon Sequestration Cities
Stock Feed Suburban Areas

Columbian fine leaf bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for feature or ornamental

Clumping Species: Guadua paniculata

Common Name: Columbian fine leaf bamboo

Maximum Height:  5m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 1°C

Origin: Colombia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $88
25L $165

 

It’s a beautiful fine leaf thorny species, open clumping. Used for screening and ornamental purposes.

For a full description of the versatility of the species in these books “Tropical Bamboos” & “Grow Your Own House” ISBN # 0 8478 1192 1. This publication features just this species and its everyday use.

The long rhizome necked shoots can emerge up to a metre away from the parent culm thus forming an open clump.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control Full Sun
Landslip Control Partial Sun
Dust Suppression Partial Shade
Dust Capture Hot Environments
Ornamental Cities
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas
Stock Feed Swamps

Columbian giant thorny bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Guadua angustifolia

Common Name: Columbian giant thorny bamboo

Maximum Height:  25m

Culm Diameter: 150mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Colombia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $44
25L $88
45L $132

 

It’s one of the highest quality timber species from tropical South America. It is easily identified by the short internodes ringed with a broad white band and thorny branches. Rot & insect resistant, used extensively in all types of construction.

For a full description of the versatility of the species in these books “Tropical Bamboos” & “Grow Your Own House” ISBN # 0 8478 1192 1. This publication features just this species and its everyday use.

The long rhizome necked shoots can emerge up to a metre away from the parent culm thus forming an open clump.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Poles – Shading Partial Shade
Carbon Sequestration Hot Environments
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Rachel Carson bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for feature or ornamental

Clumping Species: Gigantochloa sp. Rachel Carson

Common Name: Rachel Carson bamboo

Maximum Height:  8m

Culm Diameter: 60mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Indonesia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $88
14L $132

 

It’s a large leafed bamboo with cream striated culms. It’s a beautiful feature landscaping plant  good, for windbreaks, noise barriers and landscaping.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control Full Sun
Landslip Control Partial Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Shade
Ornamental Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Sikkim bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Gigantochloa sikkimensis

Common Name: Sikkim bamboo

Maximum Height:  18m

Culm Diameter: 120mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Philippines

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $66
25L $110

 

This species is easy to work with, and is used in construction and furniture making. And they have very sweet but hairy edible shoots.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Poles Hot Environments
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas
Stock Feed Swamps

Levis bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Gigantochloa levis

Common Name: Levis bamboo

Maximum Height:  12m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Indonesia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $66
25L $110

 

Good for poles, windbreaks, and edible shoots.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Edible Shoots – Poles Hot Environments
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Elephant tail bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Gigantochloa hasskarliana

Common Name: Elephant tail bamboo

Maximum Height:  10m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Indonesia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $88
25L $165

 

It’s dense, tight clumping and it’s good for hedging, screening, ornamental and landscaping. It has large leaves, and grows well in tropical and subtropical areas.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Poles Hot Environments
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Pring legi bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Gigantochloa atter

Common Name: Pring legi bamboo

Maximum Height:  15m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Indonesia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $88
45L $132

 

It’s a beautiful multifunctional giant green. Used for furniture and musical instruments. It compliments any garden.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening – Hedging Full Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Partial Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Shade
Ornamental Hot Environments
Edible Shoots -Poles Cities
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Watupawn bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Gigantochloa atroviolacea var. watupawan

Common Name: Watupawn bamboo

Maximum Height:  20m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Indonesia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $66
25L $110

 

This species is noted for its good edible shoots and high quality construction timber. The colour is in reverse to java black.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Poles Indoors
Shading Hot Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Java black bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Gigantochloa atroviolacea

Common Name: Java black bamboo

Maximum Height:  12m

Culm Diameter: 80mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Indonesia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $88
25L $165
45L $275

 

It’s a beautiful multifunctional giant black. Used for furniture and musical instruments. It compliments any garden.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression Partial Sun
Dust Capture Partial Shade
Ornamental Hot Environments
Poles Cities
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Tabashir bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Gigantochloa apus

Common Name: Tabashir bamboo

Maximum Height:  15m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Malaysia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $66
25L $110
45L $220

 

It’s a strong and durable species used in Java for construction and building purposes. The young culms are split and used as cordage and lashings and is the only species used for the framework of rattan furniture. When mature, culm walls can be 3cm thick.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control Full Sun
Landslip Control Partial Sun
Dust Suppression Partial Shade
Dust Capture Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Himalayan weeping bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for feature or ornamental - Shady

Clumping Species: Drepanostachyum falcatum

Common Name: Himalayan weeping bamboo

Maximum Height: 2.5m

Culm Diameter: 6mm

Minimum Temperature: – 10°C

Origin: Himalayas

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $66
25L $110
45L $220

 

It’s a lovely fine leaf bamboo. It does really well in cooler climates preferably grown in shaded areas. Easy to grow in the right conditions. Can be pruned in to shape and grows well indoors. It makes a good ornamental and is used in landscaping, and it grows well in suburban areas.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Shade
Hedging Partial Sun
Dust Suppression Partial Shade
Dust Capture Indoors
Ornamental Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Mini black climbing bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dinochloa scandens

Common Name: Mini black climbing bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $44
25L $88
45L $110

 

It has dark green climbing culms with ovate leaves. It is good for landscape, ornamental and will make a good indoor plant.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Ornamental Full Sun
Poles Partial Shade – Partial Sun
Stakes Indoors
Shading Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas – Rural Areas
Stock Feed Swamps

Male bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus strictus

Common Name: Male bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: India

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $44
25L $88
45L $110
100L $165

 

It’s a fairly drought resistant. It yields hard and dense wood from near solid culms. Close standing poles range from erect to slight curving. It’s a major pulp timber in India. It’s very Frost resistant.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Poles – Shading Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Green ghost bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus minor var. amoenus

Common Name: Green ghost bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: Southern China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $66
25L $165
45L $275
100L $440

 

It has white powder covered lime-green culms with dark green striations. It has a tidy, upright growth habit, with long slender arching tops. The large leaves give it a tropical appearance. It’s a brilliant display species.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Poles – Shading Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Minor bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus minor

Common Name: Minor bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $110

 

A small version in the Dendrocalamus species. Makes a nice feature plant with brown rings on the culm sheaths near the base of the culm.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Poles – Shading Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Large branch bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus membranaceus

Common Name: Large branch bamboo

Maximum Height: 15m

Culm Diameter: 120mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: India, Burma, Thailand

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $44
25L $88
45L $132
100L $275

 

A lowlands species noted for its branching culms and small leaves. An attractive and edible shoot variety with long branches.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Poles – Shading Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Yellow striped brandsii bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus maroochy

Common Name: Yellow striped brandsii bamboo

Maximum Height: 30m

Culm Diameter: 150mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Thailand

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $88
25L $165
45L $275

 

It’s a beautiful bamboo with good timber and edible shoots. It has green culms with yellow striations, large leaves, and slightly arching culms.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Poles Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Lime stripe bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for edible shoots

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus latiflorus cv. mei nung

Common Name: Lime stripe bamboo

Maximum Height: 20m

Culm Diameter: 120mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Taiwan

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $88
45L $132
100L $275

 

It’s similar to Latiflorus but with light and dark green culm stripes. It’s an excellent feature clump in any garden.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Poles Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Edible shoot bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus latiflorus

Common Name: Edible shoot bamboo

Maximum Height: 20m

Culm Diameter: 120mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Taiwan

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $88
45L $132
100L $275

 

It has thick straight culms with large leaves. The Nodes are up to 60cm. It’s a beautiful species with large leaves. Used for construction, furniture, paper pulp etc. The most popular edible shoot sold in the Sydney & Melbourne markets.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Edible Shoots Partial Shade
Poles Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Bhutan green bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus hookeri

Common Name: Bhutan green bamboo

Maximum Height: 15m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:  China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $88

 

It’s a spectacular feature plant. It has a tidy, upright growth habit, with long slender arching, ideal for landscaping in rural areas.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Edible Shoots – Poles Partial Shade
Shading Hot Environments
Live Fencing Cold Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Giant bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus giganteus

Common Name: Giant bamboo

Maximum Height: 20m

Culm Diameter: 200mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:  Burma

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $88
25L $165

 

The name says it all. The largest of all bamboos. Tremendous culms that do not want to grow straight unless the stand is well managed. Huge culms yielding large quantities of heavy timber. The best specimen seen in Australia is in the Flecker Gardens at Cairns.

Only suited for the wet equatorial regions.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Poles Partial Shade
Shading Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Wabo bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus calostachys

Common Name: Wabo bamboo

Maximum Height: 20m

Culm Diameter: 60mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin:  Burma

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $88
45L $110

 

It’s tufted large bamboo. Timber is used for construction and domestic use.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening – Hedging Full Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Partial Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Shade
Ornamental – Shading Hot Environments
Poles Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Brandisii black bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus brandisii var. black

Common Name: Brandisii black bamboo

Maximum Height: 36m

Culm Diameter: 150mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin:  India

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $110
25L $220

 

It has green culms that turn black with age and vigorous grower with thick walled culms which produces good quality timber and edible shoots. Similar to the standard Brandisii. This bamboo has potential to reach massive heights.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Edible Shoots – Poles Indoors
Shading – Live Fence Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Brandisii bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for edible shoots

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus brandisii

Common Name: Brandisii bamboo

Maximum Height: 36m

Culm Diameter: 150mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin:  India

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $88
45L $132
100L $275

 

The world’s tallest bamboo (not to be confused with the “largest” D. giganteus) Thick upright culms that reach for the heavens are truly spectacular. The shoots are large and edible. A brilliant large feature plant with the potential to provide some of the highest yields of large thick walled culms for use in house construction, paper pulp, furniture etc.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Edible Shoots – Poles Hot Environments
Shading – Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Black asper or Hittam bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus asper f. niger

Common Name: Black asper or Hittam bamboo

Maximum Height: 30m

Culm Diameter: 160mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:  India

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $110
24L $220

 

It has soft hair and beige brown fur covers brown/black culms which have hairy lighter cream bands circling the nodes. Excellent shoot bamboo. This is also a wonderful ornamental feature plant for a large property.

For timber, the walls are thick and it has good culm strength and durability. It’s reasonably cold resistant species, which can withstand minor frost.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Ornamental Partial Shade
Edible Shoots – Poles Hot Environments
Shading – Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Asper Bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for edible shoots

Clumping Species: Dendrocalamus asper

Common Name: Asper Bamboo

Maximum Height: 30m

Culm Diameter: 170mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: East India

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $88
45L $132
100L $275

 

It’s planted throughout South East Asia for shoot production and construction timber. It’s the largest producer of edible shoots grown in Thailand. It’s planted at Belli Park for this purpose.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Full Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Sun
Edible Shoots Partial Shade
Poles Hot Environments
Shading – Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Pittier’s bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Chusquea pittieri

Common Name: Pittier’s bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: South America

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $88

 

It has arching culms, and thorny nodes.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun – Full Shade
Hedging Partial Sun – Partial Shade
Erosion Control Hot Environments -Cold Environments
Landslip Control Indoors
Dust Suppression Cities
Dust Capture Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas

Coronalis bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species for feature or ornamental - Shady

Clumping Species: Chusquea coronalis

Common Name: Coronalis bamboo

Maximum Height: 3m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Southern Mexico

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $110
25L $220
45L $330
100L $440

 

It has numerous tiny leaves on branches that completely encircle the culms. It’s said to be the most beautiful bamboo under cultivation. It’s one of only a few deciduous bamboos.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Ornamental Full Sun – Full Shade – Partial Sun – Partial Shade
Carbon Sequestration Hot Environments – Cold Environments – Indoors – Cities – Suburban Areas – Rural Areas

Striated buddha belly bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Bambusa vulgaris f. wamin striata

Common Name: Striated buddha belly bamboo

Maximum Height: 6m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:   China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $66
45L $110

 

Solid near the base, straight and thick walled and striped near the base.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Landscaping Full Sun
Erosion Control Partial Sun – Partial Shade
Landslip Control Hot Environments
Ornamental Indoors – Cities
Shading Suburban Areas – Rural Areas
Carbon Sequestration Swamps

Giant buddha belly bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

Clumping Species: Bambusa vulgaris f. wamin

Common Name: Giant buddha belly bamboo

Maximum Height: 6m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:   China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $44
25L $88
45L $110
100L $550

 

It has large swollen internode culms which makes this bamboo a unique centre-piece for any garden.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control Full Sun – Partial Sun
Landslip Control Partial Shade
Ornamental Hot Environments – Rural Areas
Shading Indoors – Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas – Swamps