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

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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

Simon’s Variegated bamboo

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Pleioblastus-simonii-variegatus-Variegatus-Simon

Running Species: Pleioblastus simonii variegatus

Common Name: Simon’s Variegated bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 25°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

An excellent plant for screens and hedges due to its ability to produce large amounts of culms throughout the season.

 

Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening 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
Stock Feed Rural

Japanese Arrow bamboo

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Pseudosasa-japonica-Arrow-bamboo

Running Species: Pseudosasa japonica

Common Name: Japanese Arrow bamboo

Maximum Height: 1.5m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 20°C

Origin: Korea & Japan

 

Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $88
45L $132
100L $220

 

It’s a very fast growing running bamboo. It can grow very dense and works very well for stabilizing creek banks. It tolerates full sun and full shades areas. Can also be grown in pots and makes a good screen or hedge in a controlled environment.

 

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

Narihara bamboo

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

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

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

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

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

Giant large leaf bamboo

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

Running Species: Indocalamus tessallatus f. hamadae

Common Name: Giant large leaf bamboo

Maximum Height: 5m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 20°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

It has exceptionally large leaves 600mm long by 100mm wide is its maximum size. It’s a very distinctive specimen. It leaves are used for cooking and wrapping up food in them.

 

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

Large leaf bamboo

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

Running Species: Indocalamus tessallatus

Common Name: Large leaf bamboo

Maximum Height: 2m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 10°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

The leaves are used as food wrappers and in making mats. It has the largest leaves of any temperate bamboo in cultivation, up to 60 cm long by 10 cm wide.

 

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

Indosasa gigantea bamboo

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Running Species: Acidosa gigantea

Common Name: Indosasa gigantea bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

It’s a very spectacular running species. It makes a great forest when the space is available. It grows well along dams, creeks, and in rural areas. It’s good for stopping soil erosion and reinforcing water ways.

 

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
Shading Cold Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas