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

Albostriata bamboo

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Sasaella glabra (Albostriata bamboo)

Running Species: Sasaella glabra

Common Name: Albostriata bamboo

Maximum Height: 1m

Culm Diameter: 4mm

Minimum Temperature: – 10°C

Origin: Japan

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33

 

This bamboo is very versatile and will quite happily grow in any conditions. It has striking yellow and green variegated leaves and silver coloured canes which brighten up any dull area of the garden. It’s for ornamental, feature plant and grows well in a pot, good for landscaping, in a controlled environment.

 

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

Narihara bamboo

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Semiarundinaria-yashadake-f.-kimmei-Narihara-bamboo

Running Species: Semiarundinaria yashadake f. kimmei

Common Name: Narihara bamboo

Maximum Height: 3m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: Japan

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $55

 

It has golden, glossy canes with a green stripe above the branch bud contrasting with dark green leaves. In cold winters young canes will turn a stunning red if exposed to bright sunshine. Its fabulous multi-coloured canes also make it a striking and beautiful feature plant.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening Full Sun
Hedging Full Shade
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

Ruscus bamboo

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Shibatea kumasaca (Ruscus bamboo)

Running Species: Shibatea kumasaca

Common Name: Ruscus bamboo

Maximum Height: 1.5m

Culm Diameter: 4mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

It has small canes and oval-shaped leaves, makes a great, medium-sized screen or hedge.

 

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

Lancer’s bamboo

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Shibatea lancifolia (Lancer’s bamboo)

Running Species: Shibatea lancifolia

Common Name: Lancer’s bamboo

Maximum Height: 1.5m

Culm Diameter: 4mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

The leaves are longer and narrower than on others of the genus. It’s a good ornamental plant, and good for small hedges.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Hedging Full Sun
Erosion Control Full Shade
Landslip Control 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

Green onion bamboo

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Pseudosasa japonica f. tsutsumiana (Green onion bamboo)

Running Species: Pseudosasa japonica f. tsutsumiana

Common Name: Green onion bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 20°C

Origin: Korea & Japan

 

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

 

The internodes are swollen near the base, resembling a green onion. The culm leaves may have to be removed to display this ornamental feature. It will grow well as a potted feature plant.

 

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

Dwarf green stripe bamboo

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Pleioblastus-viridistriatus-Dwarf-green-stripe

Running Species: Pleioblastus viridistriatus

Common Name: Dwarf green stripe bamboo

Maximum Height: 500mm

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 20°C

Origin: Japan

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33

 

It has leaves striped chartreuse and green it makes this one of the most beautiful groundcovers. It’s also very useful as a small, bright specimen shrub in a mixed border when allowed growing to its full height.

This bamboo will brighten dark locations, but it should have some sunlight. As a groundcover bamboo, it is best mowed to ground level in early spring to produce new, fresh foliage.

It tends to spread evenly and is easily controlled by simply digging out any straying rhizomes for transplanting into new locations.

 

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

Fortune bamboo

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Pleioblastus fortuneii (Fortune bamboo)

Running Species: Pleioblastus fortuneii

Common Name: Fortune bamboo

Maximum Height: 1m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: Japan

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33

 

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.

An excellent ground cover that grows well in the shade. Also grows well in a pot. can be used for landscaping, around ponds and pools.

 

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
Shading Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration Cold Environments
Stock Feed Cities
Landscaping Suburban Areas
Decorative Rural Areas

Black bamboo

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Phyllostachys nigra - (Running black)

Running Species: Phyllostachys nigra

Common Name: Black bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

It has glossy black culms that emerge green then blacken off with age. It’s a hardy species tolerating cold weather. It looks very spectacular as a potted species that can be used indoors.

 

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

Square bamboo

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Running Species: Chimonobambusa quadrangularis

Common Name: Square bamboo

Maximum Height: 5m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

The attractive large mid-green leaves, darkest in the shade appear in the second year of growth and drape gracefully downward in an umbrella shape from several levels of branches near the top of the culm. The thick-walled culms are unique in that they are flattened on opposite sides to form a rounded corner yet square shape overall when transacted, giving this plant the common name Square Bamboo.

 

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
Shading Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration Cold Environments
Stock Feed Suburban Areas – Rural Areas

Shiroshima bamboo

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Running Species: Hibanobambusa tranquillans cv. shiroshima

Common Name: Shiroshima bamboo

Maximum Height: 1m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 20°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $77
25L $110

 

It has large leaves which are variegated. It grows vigorously into a dense rounded bush on favourable sites it tends to grow sideways. It’s a very showy specimen plant and also used for screening.

 

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

Inverted castilloni’s bamboo

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Phyllostachys-bambusoides-cv.-castilloni-inversa-Inverted-castilloni

Running Species: Phyllostachys bambusoides cv. castilloni inversa

Common Name: Inverted castilloni’s bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $110
45L $220
100L $330

 

This bamboo has green culms and bright yellow groove/sulcus, the reverse coloration of the castilloni. It produces excellent poles and makes a beautiful forest.

 

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
Poles – Stakes Hot Environments
Shading Cold Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Castilloni’s bamboo

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Phyllostachys-bambusoides-cv.-castilloni-Castilloni’s-bamboo

Running Species: Phyllostachys bambusoides cv. castilloni

Common Name: Castilloni’s

Maximum Height: 12m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $110
45L $220
100L $330

 

It has yellow culms with beautiful green stripes. It makes a beautiful forest, and excellent poles.

 

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
Poles Hot Environments
Stakes Cold Environments
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Stock Feed Rural Areas

Shweeash bamboo

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Running Species: Phyllostachys aureosulcata spectabilis

Common Name: Shweeash bamboo

Maximum Height: 6m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $66
25L $110
45L $132

 

A very attractive dark green sulcus set off by bright yellow clums.  Its shoots come up in early spring and are often pink in color. Its happy growing densely and popular for screens and hedges.

 

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
Poles Hot Environments
Stakes Cold Environments
Shading Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas – Rural Areas
Stock Feed Swamps