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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Murray Island bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Schizostachyum sp. Murray Island

Common Name: Murray Island bamboo

Maximum Height:  4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Malaysia

 

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

 

From Murray Island in the Torres Straight which separates Australia & Papua New Guinea. This is a native Australian bamboo with straight upright culms and branchless lower sections. It’s tight clumping and it creates a good screen/hedge and can be used in landscaping.

 

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

Thin buddha belly bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa ventricosa

Common Name: Thin buddha belly bamboo

Maximum Height: 12m

Culm Diameter: 60mm

Minimum Temperature: – 9°C

Origin: South China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $110
45L $110
100L $110

 

When stressed the internodes become short and swollen. Ideal potted or bonsai variety. Grows prolifically even in poor soil. Good stock fodder and windbreak.

 

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 – Dust Capture Hot Environments
Ornamental Cold Environments
Shading Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Verdant punting pole bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa tuldoides

Common Name: Verdant punting pole bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $132
45L $220
100L $550

 

ThickNear solid culms, good for strong timber, giant hedge or wind break. Poles used by Tuna fishermen. Very tight clumping.

 

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
Poles Hot Environments
Shading – Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Buluh Telor bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Schizostachyum zollingeri

Common Name: Buluh Telor bamboo

Maximum Height:  5m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Borneo

 

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

 

It has erect culms when young, later drooping or arching. Internodes are 40cm long. It’s a beautiful species used to produce high quality woven products such as wall panels, flooring, screens mats, lamps, and baskets. It’s a good timber and has edible shoots. It can be used for screening, ornamental and landscaping.

 

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
Stakes Cold Environments
Shading Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Glabra bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa textilis var. glabra

Common Name: Glabra bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 8°C

Origin:  South East China

 

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

 

Chinese bamboo prized for high quality weaving splits. It’s even coloured green culms. It’s Slender with glabrous culms and culm sheaths.

 

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 Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Fasca bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa textilis var. fasca

Common Name: Fasca bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 8°C

Origin:  South East China

 

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

 

This variety differs from the typical form in having dark hairs on the back of the culm sheaths. It is also has excellent material for weaving. It is a larger version of the gracilis.

 

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 Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Weavers bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa textilis 

Common Name: Weavers bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 8°C

Origin:  China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $110
45L $165

 

They are very dense, thin walled culms. That forms a high density clump/hedge.

 

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

Oliver’s green bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa oliveriana

Common Name: Oliver’s green

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin:  Burma

 

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

 

It has dense clumps with thick walled culms and glossy green culms. It can be used for screening, features, or timber. The culms are near solid, and due to their strength they make great fishing poles. It has a very tight clumping species with slightly weeping tops. The fine leaves give it a beautiful look and it’s good for landscaping and hedging.

 

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 Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Oldham’s bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa oldhamii

Common Name: Oldham’s bamboo

Maximum Height: 15m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 9°C

Origin:  Taiwan

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $88
45L $110
100L $220

 

It has exceeded all growth expectations from when first planted in 1992. It’s readily accepted edible midsized shoots harvesting over a ten week. A popular upright tight clumping species favoured by landscapers and permaculture growers. It’s the most versatile and popular productive windbreak, avenue or feature plant in South East Qld. Planted extensively for shoot production in frost prone and soggy areas where it is not possible to grow running species.

 

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 Cold Environments
Poles Cities
Shading – Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas
Stock Feed Swamps

Blow pipe bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Schizostachyum jaculans

Common Name: Blow pipe bamboo

Maximum Height:  5m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: South East Asia

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $88
45L $165

 

It forms tight clumps with the lower half is free of branches. It resembles a large mushroom when it’s seen from a distance. Very long internodes.

 

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

Striated ventricosa bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa ventricosa f. kimmei

Common Name: Striated ventricosa bamboo

Maximum Height: 6m

Culm Diameter: 60mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

In the ground it has zigzag culms and branches. In pots it becomes a dwarf, and has swollen internodes. It has yellow culms striped with green. Excellent feature plant.

 

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

Chinese goddess bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex var. riviereorum

Common Name: Chinese goddess bamboo

Maximum Height: 3m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $28
25L $55
45L $88
100L $110

 

It has solid culms and tiny leaves, perfect for a hedge and landscaping. It’s a dwarf variety with small fernlike leaves. Culms turn yellowish when grown in full sun. It’s a favourite garden ornamental that also does well as a potted up plant.

 

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 Indoors
Stakes Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Willowy bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex cv. willowy

Common Name: Willowy bamboo

Maximum Height: 3m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $28
25L $55
45L $88
100L $110

 

They have strongly arched culms with narrow leaves. Slightly arching culms, it has feathery foliage on the nodding tops. In hot humid climates, this bamboo may be susceptible to sooty black mould on the branch junctions. It doesn’t harm the plant.


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 Indoors
Stakes Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Stripestem fernleaf bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex cv. stripestem fernleaf

Common Name: Stripestem fernleaf bamboo

Maximum Height: 3.5m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $28
25L $55
45L $88
100L $110

 

It has reddish yellow culms with green stripes. It’s good for a hedge, ornamental, and landscaping. It grows well in a pot.

 

Silver stripe hedge bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex cv. silver stripe

Common Name: Silver stripe hedge bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $28
25L $55
45L $88
100L $110

 

It has several white striped leaves and one or two thin white stripes on the culm internodes.

 

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 Indoors
Stakes Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Gold stripe multiplex bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex cv. gold stripe

Common Name: Gold stripe multiplex bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

Mature culms have a gold stripe that fades into green. It’s good for a hedge and landscaping purposes.


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
Stakes Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Cream stripe bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex cv. cream stripe

Common Name: Cream stripe bamboo

Maximum Height: 6m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $66
45L $110
100L $220

 

It’s a nice upright and tight clumping bamboo with cream striped culms. Its upright growth habit and tight clumping nature, makes this bamboo a great screening plant in smaller gardens. Also good for landscaping and ornamental uses including hedging.

 

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 Indoors
Stakes Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Yellow stem hedge bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex cv. alphonse karr

Common Name: Yellow stem hedge bamboo

Maximum Height: 5m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $66
45L $88
100L $110

 

It has bright yellow green striped culms and sheaths showing pink to yellow stripes. It’s an exquisite variety. Its looks brilliant when pinkish yellow new shoots emerging. They have slender and thin walled culms. It can withstand frost.

 

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
Stakes Cold Environments
Shading Cities
Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas
Stock Feed Swamps

Timor black bamboo

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

Bambusa lako (Timor black)

Clumping Species: Bambusa lako

Common Name: Timor black bamboo

Maximum Height: 12m

Culm Diameter: 70mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:  Timor

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $132
45L $275
100L $550

 

It has deep purple almost black culms, with faint green stripes. It grows well in rich moist soil, and is known for its colourful culms that progress from green to greenish purple to brownish purple as it ages. When mature the culms are glossy black culms with dark green stripes.

 

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 Cold Environments
Shading – Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Golden goddess bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex cv. golden goddess

Common Name: Golden goddess bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $66
45L $88
100L $110

 

A tight high density clump of culms that mature to a golden colour when grown in full sun. It’s perfect for a hedge and landscaping uses.

 

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 Indoors
Stakes Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Green malay dwarf bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa heterostachya

Common Name: Green malay dwarf bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:  Malaysia

 

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

 

It’s not quite like a dwarf as many people may believe. It grows well when you let it out of the pot. Mainly used as a bushy ornamental. Really  a giant hedge species.

 

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

Fernleaf bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex cv. fernleaf

Common Name: Fernleaf bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $28
25L $55
45L $88
100L $110

 

An ornamental contemporary species with a dense growth of small culms.

 

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 Hot Environments
Ornamental Cold Environments
Shading -Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Silver stripe blow pipe bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa dolichomerithalla cv. silver stripe

Common Name: Silver stripe blow pipe bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: Taiwan

 

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

 

An excellent feature plant and a beautiful ornamental bamboo with dark green culms and silver striations. It is a good decorative plant commonly used by landscapers.

 

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 Cities
Shading – Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Green stripe blow pipe bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa dolichomerithalla cv. green stripe

Common Name: Green stripe blow pipe bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: Taiwan

 

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

 

Features has two tone green culms. It’s an excellent feature plant and a beautiful ornamental bamboo. It has light green with dark green striation, with straight culms. It is commonly used by landscapers.

 

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 Cities
Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Silver ghost bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa chungii

Common Name: Silver ghost bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: South China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $110
45L $275
100L $550

 

It’s an open clumping species, thin walled species with the added attraction of white powdery culms and long internodes. It’s a beautiful feature plant commonly used in 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
Poles Cities
Shading – Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

McClure bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa cerocissima

Common Name: McClure bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

A beautiful ornamental/feature plant, hedge/screening. Suitable for premium landscaping and windbreaks.


 
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 Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Bonnie bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Bambusa boniopsis

Common Name: Bonnie bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: Thailand

 

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

 

It’s a small green bamboo which has narrow leaves. It’s a midsized bushy bamboo growing as a tight clump. Good for a hedge.

 
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 Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Giant gold shoot bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Bambusa beecheyana var. pubescens

Common Name: Giant gold shoot bamboo

Maximum Height: 18m

Culm Diameter: 120mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

Similar to a regular Bambusa beecheyana, but they have more erect shape. Brilliant golden edible shoots.

 
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 Cold Environments
Poles Suburban Areas
Shading – Live Fence Rural Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Swamps

Tiger grass almost bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species, Clumping species small & medium hedge

Clumping Species: Thysanolaena maxima

Common Name: Tiger grass almost bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Thailand

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $28
25L $55
25L $88

 

It’s a good screening, hedging, ornamental, feature plant. It’s a tight clumping and it flowers in summer, it doesn’t affect the plant in anyway. It grows well as a potted up plant and is commonly used as a hedge by landscapers.

 
Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun – Full Shade
Hedging Partial Sun – Partial Shade
Dust Suppression Hot Environments
Dust Capture Cold Environments
Ornamental Cities – Suburban Areas
Shading Rural Areas – Swamps
Live Fence Beach Front Areas

Baby panda almost bamboo

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

Clumping Species: Pogonatherum paniceum

Common Name: Baby Panda

Maximum Height: 1m

Culm Diameter: 3mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4*C

Origin: Japan, China & Asia

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $22
25L $44

This plant looks much like a miniature bamboo. It has small and fine bright green leaves and grows in a tight clump with a bushy habit. It makes a very good pot plant or edging around rock gardens and is especially good around ponds. It makes a good ornamental feature plant. It grows well in a pot and can be used for landscaping


 
Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Hedging Full Sun – Full Shade
Ornamental Partial Sun – Partial Shade
Decorative Hot Environments – Cold Environments
Landscaping Indoor Atrium
Stock Feed Suburban Areas – Rural Areas

Japanese sacred

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

Clumping Species: Nandina domestica

Common Name: Japanese sacred

Maximum Height: 1m

Culm Diameter: 5mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4*C

Origin: Japan, China & Asia

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $22
25L $44
45L $66

 

It’s grows well in a pot, great as a low hedge, shrub or feature in a garden. It is very drought, cold and humidity tolerant and non-invasive.
Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Hedging Full Sun – Full Shade
Ornamental Partial Sun – Partial Shade
Decorative Hot Environments – Cold Environments
Landscaping Cities – Suburban Areas – Rural Areas

Marble bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species small & large hedge

Running Species: Chimonobambusa marmorea

Common Name: Marble bamboo

Maximum Height: 2m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $22
25L $55
25L $88

 

It’s a medium-sized bamboo forming spreading clumps of erect canes with drooping lance-shaped leaves. It grows in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade, sheltered from cold winds.

 

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

Leopard bamboo

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

Phyllostachys nigra cv. boryana - (Leopard bamboo)

Running Species: Phyllostachys nigra cv. boryana

Common Name: Leopard bamboo

Maximum Height: 5m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $110
45L $165
100L $220

 

It has a beautiful leopard pattern, it makes a good ornamental, feature plant and it grows well indoors as a potted plant.

 

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

Simon’s bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species small & large hedge

Pleioblastus simonii (Simon’s bamboo)

Running Species: Pleioblastus simonii

Common Name: Simon’s bamboo

Maximum Height: 5m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 25°C

Origin: Japan

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $55
45L $88
100L $220

 

This plant has bold green and white variegated leaves. It can be kept short by mowing or clipping back the foliage to the ground level, in the spring before the plant sends up new shoots.

 

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