Bar code bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa vulgaris f. vittata

Common Name: Bar code bamboo

Maximum Height: 12m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:  South China

 

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Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $55
45L $88
100L $110

 

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It’s an open clumber, good for a picturesque hedge and erosion control. It has golden yellow culms with green stripes that look like paint dripping down the culm. Very common around S.E. Queensland.

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

Common bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa vulgaris

Common Name: Common bamboo

Maximum Height: 20m

Culm Diameter: 110mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

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It’s one of the most common species that grows worldwide, however not very common in Australia. It’s ideal for soil erosion control. Top timber variety.

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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
Poles Hot Environments
Shading – Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration – 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

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Clumping Species: Schizostachyum sp. Murray Island

Common Name: Murray Island bamboo

Maximum Height:  4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: Malaysia

 

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

 

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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.

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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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa ventricosa

Common Name: Thin buddha belly bamboo

Maximum Height: 12m

Culm Diameter: 60mm

Minimum Temperature: – 9°C

Origin: South China

 

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

 

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

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

Silver striated bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa variostriata

Common Name: Silver striated bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: South China

 

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

 

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It has edible shoots covered in white stripes and white blooms.  It’s good for a hedge and landscaping. Produces multitudes of new shoots annually.

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

Giant green bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa valida 

Common Name: Giant green bamboo

Maximum Height: 20m

Culm Diameter: 110mm

Minimum Temperature: – 3°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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It’s excellent for timber poles used in construction, also used for windbreaks and sound bearers.

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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
Poles Hot Environments
Shading – Live Fence 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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa tuldoides

Common Name: Verdant punting pole bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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

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

Bengal bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa tulda

Common Name: Bengal bamboo

Maximum Height: 20m

Culm Diameter: 70mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: India

 

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

 

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Thick walled culms form an open clump, very fast grower, frost resistant, high tensile pole, strength exceeds 40,000 psi. It’s ideal for reinforcing rods and high strength large fishing poles in addition to pole fencing or living hedge.

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

Buluh Telor bamboo

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

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Clumping Species: Schizostachyum zollingeri

Common Name: Buluh Telor bamboo

Maximum Height:  5m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin: Borneo

 

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

 

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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.

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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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa textilis var. glabra

Common Name: Glabra bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 8°C

Origin:  South East China

 

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

 

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

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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
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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa textilis var. fasca

Common Name: Fasca bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 8°C

Origin:  South East China

 

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

 

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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.

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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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa textilis 

Common Name: Weavers bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 8°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

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

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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

Chinese thorny bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa sinospinosa

Common Name: Chinese thorny bamboo

Maximum Height: 15m

Culm Diameter: 80mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin:  Hong Kong

 

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

 

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It has many thorny branches, and has small leaves. Good for fences in rural areas. Similar to Bambusa Arundinacea.

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

Pai horn bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa polymorpha

Common Name: Pai horn bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin:  Burma

 

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

 

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The plant is described as scruffy in appearance. And the culms grow in a winding pattern. But very strong, they nearly have solid culms.

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

Yellow striated punting pole

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa pervariabilis cv. viridistriata

Common Name: Yellow striated punting pole bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

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Its new shoots are yellow with green stripes, maturing to a darker yellow with dark green stripes. It’s good for hedging, landscaping and ornamental.

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

Punting pole bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa pervariabilis

Common Name: Punting pole bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin:  Burma

 

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Pot Sizes & Prices:
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6L $66
25L $110

 

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It’s an erect, thick walled, and the lower culms have branches and yellow stripes.

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

Pachi bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa pachinensis

Common Name: Pachi bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin:  Burma

 

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Pot Sizes & Prices:
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6L $66
25L $110

 

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It has colourful yellowish culms. It has erect culms with thick walls making it suitable for heavy construction. And it’s also used for landscaping, hedging, and ornamental purposes.

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

Oliver’s green bamboo

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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa oliveriana

Common Name: Oliver’s green

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin:  Burma

 

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

 

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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.

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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
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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa oldhamii

Common Name: Oldham’s bamboo

Maximum Height: 15m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 9°C

Origin:  Taiwan

 

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

 

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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.

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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 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

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Clumping Species: Schizostachyum jaculans

Common Name: Blow pipe bamboo

Maximum Height:  5m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: South East Asia

 

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

 

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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.

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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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa ventricosa f. kimmei

Common Name: Striated ventricosa bamboo

Maximum Height: 6m

Culm Diameter: 60mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

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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.

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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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex var. riviereorum

Common Name: Chinese goddess bamboo

Maximum Height: 3m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

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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.

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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 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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex cv. willowy

Common Name: Willowy bamboo

Maximum Height: 3m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

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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.

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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 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

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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

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

 

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It has reddish yellow culms with green stripes. It’s good for a hedge, ornamental, and landscaping. It grows well in a pot. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

 

Silver stripe hedge bamboo

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

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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

 

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

 

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

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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 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

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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

 

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

 

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

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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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex cv. cream stripe

Common Name: Cream stripe bamboo

Maximum Height: 6m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

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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.

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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 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

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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

 

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

 

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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.

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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

Multi bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex

Common Name: Multi bamboo

Maximum Height: 5m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

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Every node has a large number of branches from top to bottom, hence the name Hedge Bamboo. It’s one of the ten or more forms of tightly clumping hedging bamboo. Culms are slender and usually arching. Makes an ornamental screen, windbreak or dust barrier for the urban or rural dweller. The culms can be used in basket weaving or for small garden stakes.

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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

Maling bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa malingensis

Common Name: Maling bamboo

Maximum Height: 12m

Culm Diameter: 80mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

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Medium sized, but grows taller in shade. Grows in various forms, some upright with pretty small leaves, others striated and bandy culms. It has tight clumps of erect culms. Fine grained durable wood. Internodes are up to 45 cm apart. Used for light construction and basketry. Good scrubby hedge or windbreak.

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

Pring tutul bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa maculata

Common Name: Pring tutul bamboo

Maximum Height: 15m

Culm Diameter: 80mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin:  Indonesia

 

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

 

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Green culms that dry to an unusual mottled random patterns of brown spots spread over the whole culm. Splotchy canes when mature.

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

Mahal bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa longispiculata

Common Name: Mahal bamboo

Maximum Height: 5m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin:  India

 

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

 

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They have green culms with light green stripes near the node rings. It’s an open clumping species with branches to ground level.Extremely long rhizome necks produce a very wide and open clump. It’s ideally suited for soil stabilization on dam faces. In return makes an excellent shelter for the waterfowl. It is very picturesque.

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Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control Full Sun
Landslip Control Partial Sun – Partial Shade
Dust Suppression Indoors
Dust Capture Hot Environments – 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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa lako

Common Name: Timor black bamboo

Maximum Height: 12m

Culm Diameter: 70mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:  Timor

 

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

 

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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.

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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

Chinese green fence bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa indigena

Common Name: Chinese green fence bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

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It’s a rapid growing drought resistant species commonly used for hedging. Reputedly has tender edible shoots and strong culms and small leafs and a fairly dense bamboo which makes this plant an ideal plant for topiary, also used for windbreaks.

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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

Golden goddess bamboo

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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex cv. golden goddess

Common Name: Golden goddess bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

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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.

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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 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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa heterostachya

Common Name: Green malay dwarf bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 2°C

Origin:  Malaysia

 

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

 

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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.

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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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa multiplex cv. fernleaf

Common Name: Fernleaf bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin:  China

 

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Pot Price
6L $28
25L $55
45L $88
100L $110

 

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

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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

Nai bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa gibba

Common Name: Nai bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 7°C

Origin: South China

 

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

 

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Oil can be extracted from the culms. It’s a dense clump with the timber being used for light construction and furniture. It has deep green culms with dense foliage. It’s great for a hedge or privacy screen. Very fast growing and often overlooked by landscapers. It makes a good specimen in your garden.

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

China gold bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa eutuldoides var. viridi vittata

Common Name: China gold bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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Features brilliant green stripes on a buttercup yellow culm. A highly decorative species. And will enhance any garden.

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

Guandong green bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa eutuldoides

Common Name: Guandong green bamboo

Maximum Height: 14m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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They have straight thick walled culms, with fine white stripes. Good midsized high tensile poles. It’s a good high and dense hedge. Prodigious growth of annual culms, it could be used for heavy duty basket weaving or light weight trellises.

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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
Poles Cities
Shading – Live Fence Indoors
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

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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

 

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

 

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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.

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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
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

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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

 

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

 

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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.

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

White joint bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa dissimulator var. albinodia

Common Name: White joint

Maximum Height: 12m

Culm Diameter: 70mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: South China

 

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

 

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The erect culms arch at the top. The culms base of the nodes have a white circular striate on them.

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

Diaolo bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa diaoluoshanensis

Common Name: Diaolo bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin:  China

 

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

 

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Has tender shoots, the walls are thick and the lower nodes have rings of stiff pale brown hairs and white powder below sheath scar.

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

Ox horn bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa cornigera

Common Name: Ox horn bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 80mm

Minimum Temperature: – 4°C

Origin: South China

 

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

 

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Culms are zigzag and internodes are curved. A medium sized bamboo used for construction and carrying poles.

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

Dongxian bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa corniculata

Common Name: Dongxian bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 7mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: South China

 

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

 

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They have short internodes at the base. Good Edible Shoots.

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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa chungii

Common Name: Silver ghost bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: South China

 

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

 

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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

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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
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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa cerocissima

Common Name: McClure bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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

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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

Burma bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Clumping Species

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Clumping Species: Bambusa burmanica

Common Name: Burma bamboo

Maximum Height: 15m

Culm Diameter: 100mm

Minimum Temperature: – 6°C

Origin: Thailand / Burma

 

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

 

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They have nearly solid culms with large leaves that can get up to 30cm long. Forms a dense clump with spiky low branches. The tough solid poles are most suitable for general construction, including stock yard rails

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

Bonnie bamboo

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

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Clumping Species: Bambusa boniopsis

Common Name: Bonnie bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: Thailand

 

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

 

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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.
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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