Philippine thorny bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa blumeana

Common Name: Philippine thorny bamboo

Maximum Height: 15m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: Indonesia

 

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

 

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Used for building material and baskets. Shoots are edible. It makes a good giant fence. It is easy to split the poles once thorny branches are removed.

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Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Hedging Full Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Partial Sun
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Partial Shade
Poles Hot Environments
Live Fence Cold Environments
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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa beecheyana var. pubescens

Common Name: Giant gold shoot bamboo

Maximum Height: 18m

Culm Diameter: 120mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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

Beechey bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa beecheyana

Common Name: Beechey bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 80mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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The culms have short internodes, and are covered with white powder when they are young. They usually arch strongly and have good edible shoots.

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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
Edible Shoots – Poles Hot Environments
Shading – Live Fence Cold Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Indian bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa balcooa

Common Name: Indian

Maximum Height: 25m

Culm Diameter: 150mm

Minimum Temperature: – 6°C

Origin: North-Eastern India

 

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

 

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It has a tangled clump which makes it difficult to harvest. They are strong and are often used in construction. One of the world’s strongest Bamboos. Most commonly big clumps seen around coastal Australia.

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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
Edible Shoots – Poles Indoors
Shading – Live Fence Hot Environments
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas

Giant thorny bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa arundinacea

Common Name: Giant thorny bamboo

Maximum Height: 18m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: South East Asia

 

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

 

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It lives up to its name by creating an impenetrable wall of long hooked thorny branches. Once established it will replace any form of fencing. The poles and shoots are reputedly good but virtually impossible to harvest.

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

Scandens bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Ampellocalamus scandens

Common Name: Scandens bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 75mm

Minimum Temperature: – 7°C

Origin: China

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Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $110

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Its branches hang loosely it is a scrambling type. Nodes are slightly swollen. Nearly equal branches and central branches are usually smaller than the culms. Culms have various maturities. The yearlings are light blue and last year’s culms are dark green. The mature culms are yellow green with white rings around the nodes.

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

Tiger grass almost bamboo

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

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Clumping Species: Thysanolaena maxima

Common Name: Tiger grass almost bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Thailand

 

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

 

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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.
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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

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Clumping Species: Pogonatherum paniceum

Common Name: Baby Panda

Maximum Height: 1m

Culm Diameter: 3mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4*C

Origin: Japan, China & Asia

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

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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

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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

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Clumping Species: Nandina domestica

Common Name: Japanese sacred

Maximum Height: 1m

Culm Diameter: 5mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4*C

Origin: Japan, China & Asia

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

 

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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.
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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

Silver striated donax

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Arundo donax striata

Common Name: Silver striated donax

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4*C

Origin: Asia & Africa

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

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It’s a strong candidate for use as a renewable biofuel source because of its fast growth rate, ability to grow in different soil types and climatic conditions. A. donax will produce an average of three kilograms of biomass per square metre (25 tons per acre) once established. A. donax also provides some of the most significant below ground carbon sequestration in addition to its above ground up-take due to its rapid growth. Arundo donax can thus provide a superior renewable energy biomass source with added environmental benefits. It has the ability to grow for 20 to 25 years without replanting.
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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
Shading Beach Front Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas – Swamps – Arid Zones

Arnhem land bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa arnhemica

Common Name: Arnhem land bamboo

Maximum Height: 12m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5*C

Origin: China

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

 
 
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Well suited for the tropical north though low branches make it difficult to harvest the salable shoots and an expensive exercise to create a salable pole. Shoots from the Northern Territory are selling well in the Sydney Markets.
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Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Screening – Hedging – Live Fence Full Sun
Edible Shoots – Shading – Poles Partial Sun
Erosion Control – Landslip Control Hot Environments
Dust Suppression – Dust Capture Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – Stock Feed Rural Areas