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

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

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

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

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

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