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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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

Marble bamboo

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

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Running Species: Chimonobambusa marmorea

Common Name: Marble bamboo

Maximum Height: 2m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

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Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $22
25L $55
25L $88

 

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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.

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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

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

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Running Species: Phyllostachys nigra cv. boryana

Common Name: Leopard bamboo

Maximum Height: 5m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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It has a beautiful leopard pattern, it makes a good ornamental, feature plant and it grows well indoors as a potted plant.

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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

Red margin bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species

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Running Species: Phyllostachys rubromarginata

Common Name: Red margin bamboo

Maximum Height: 6m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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The culm sheath margins on it are red and the new shoots are very colourful. The culm wood is tough and splits well. It tolerates alkaline soil and strong winds. It’s somewhat drought tolerant and is suitable for dry climates. It’s good for landscaping, shoots, culm wood and paper pulp.

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Uses for this bamboo species Environments & areas suitable for this bamboo species
Erosion Control Full Sun
Landslip Control Full Shade
Dust Suppression Partial Sun – Partial Shade
Dust Capture Hot Environments
Stakes Cold Environments
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas – Rural Areas
Stock Feed Swamps

Robert Young bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species

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Running Species: Phyllostachys sulphurea cv. Robert Young

Common Name: Robert Young bamboo

Maximum Height: 12m

Culm Diameter: 70mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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The new shoots have cream, brown spotted culm sheaths on them. When it matures the culms have a beautiful yellow colour, with green strips.

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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
Poles Cold Environments
Stakes Cities
Shading Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas

Simon’s bamboo

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

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Running Species: Pleioblastus simonii

Common Name: Simon’s bamboo

Maximum Height: 5m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 25°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

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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.

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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

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

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Running Species: Pleioblastus simonii variegatus

Common Name: Simon’s Variegated bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 25°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

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

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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

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

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Running Species: Pseudosasa japonica

Common Name: Japanese Arrow bamboo

Maximum Height: 1.5m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 20°C

Origin: Korea & Japan

 

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

 

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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.

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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

Albostriata bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species for feature or ornamental

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Running Species: Sasaella glabra

Common Name: Albostriata bamboo

Maximum Height: 1m

Culm Diameter: 4mm

Minimum Temperature: – 10°C

Origin: Japan

 

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Pot Sizes & Prices:
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6L $33

 

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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.

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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

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

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Running Species: Semiarundinaria yashadake f. kimmei

Common Name: Narihara bamboo

Maximum Height: 3m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

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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.

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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

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

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Running Species: Shibatea kumasaca

Common Name: Ruscus bamboo

Maximum Height: 1.5m

Culm Diameter: 4mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

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

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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

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

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Running Species: Shibatea lancifolia

Common Name: Lancer’s bamboo

Maximum Height: 1.5m

Culm Diameter: 4mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

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

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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

Temple bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species

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Running Species: Sinobambusa tootsik

Common Name: Temple bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 10°C

Origin: Japan

 

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Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $55
25L $110
45L $175
100L $220

 

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The culm sheaths are initially red brown, leathery, and it produces good poles, it’s good for a windbreak and soil erosion.

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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
Ornamental Partial Shade
Edible Shoots Indoors
Poles – Stakes Cold Environments
Shading – Live Fence Cities
Carbon Sequestration Suburban Areas
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Green temple bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species

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Running Species: Semiarundinaria fastuosa viridis

Common Name: Green temple bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

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The culms remain very dark green, branches long, and the growth is vigorous.

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

Nebulosa bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species

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Running Species: Sasa palmata

Common Name: Nebulosa bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 10°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

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This species makes a beautiful hedge in a controlled environment. It’s by many for its large leaved, tropical appearance.

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

Green onion bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species for feature or ornamental

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Running Species: Pseudosasa japonica f. tsutsumiana

Common Name: Green onion bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 20°C

Origin: Korea & Japan

 

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

 

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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.

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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

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species for feature or ornamental

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Running Species: Pleioblastus viridistriatus

Common Name: Dwarf green stripe bamboo

Maximum Height: 500mm

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 20°C

Origin: Japan

 

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Pot Sizes & Prices:
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6L $33

 

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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.

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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

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species for feature or ornamental

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Running Species: Pleioblastus fortuneii

Common Name: Fortune bamboo

Maximum Height: 1m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 5°C

Origin: Japan

 

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Pot Sizes & Prices:
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6L $33

 

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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.

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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

Moso bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species for edible shoots

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Running Species: Phyllostachys pubescens

Common Name: Moso bamboo

Maximum Height: 20m

Culm Diameter: 110mm

Minimum Temperature: – 20°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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It’s a winter hardy giant bamboo. In spring, when new culms shoot, you can see how fast the Moso will grow, new shoots can grow up to a 1m a day, depending on weather and soil conditions. Young culms have grey-green colour on them. Young shoots are edible. In china they cut the tops off to let the in sun in the crop so the poles grow as straight as possible, with the tops they make brooms out of them.

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

Black bamboo

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

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Running Species: Phyllostachys nigra

Common Name: Black bamboo

Maximum Height: 4m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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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.

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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

Broom bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species

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Running Species: Phyllostachys nidularia

Common Name: Broom bamboo

Maximum Height: 8m

Culm Diameter: 40mm

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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The new shoots are very unique with a double clasp. The auricles on the sheath blades wrap almost completely around the culm in the shooting period. This is a very unique screening bamboo. The nodal rings become pronounced in the upper portions of the culm providing a unique appearance.

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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
Ornamental Partial Shade
Edible Shoots Indoors
Poles Hot Environments
Stakes Cold Environments
Shading Cities
Live Fence Suburban Areas
Carbon Sequestration Rural Areas
Stock Feed Swamps

Meyer’s bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species

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Running Species: Phyllostachys meyerii

Common Name: Meyer’s bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 60mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

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Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $40
25L $66
45L $88
100L $110

 

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It’s a hardy bamboo for most climates and it’s one of the better bamboos for growing in very hot southern regions. It’s a fast reliable grower that makes an excellent screen.

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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
Poles 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

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Running Species: Chimonobambusa quadrangularis

Common Name: Square 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
25L $110

 

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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.

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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

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species for feature or ornamental

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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

 

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

 

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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.

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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

Giant large leaf bamboo

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

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Running Species: Indocalamus tessallatus f. hamadae

Common Name: Giant large leaf bamboo

Maximum Height: 5m

Culm Diameter: 20mm

Minimum Temperature: – 20°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

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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.

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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

Inverted castilloni’s bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species for feature or ornamental

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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

 

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

 

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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.

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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

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species for feature or ornamental

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Running Species: Phyllostachys bambusoides cv. castilloni

Common Name: Castilloni’s

Maximum Height: 12m

Culm Diameter: 50mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

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

 

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

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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

Medake bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species for edible shoots

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Running Species: Phyllostachys bambusoides

Common Name: Medake bamboo

Maximum Height: 18m

Culm Diameter: 110mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

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Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $33
25L $55
45L $110
100L $165

 

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The culms are dark green, quite thick and very straight. Leaves are dark green. New stalks emerge in late spring and grow quite rapidly, up to 1 metre each day.

A strong plant used in Asia as one of the preferred bamboos for building and in the manufacture of furniture. Used extensively in Australia for Ikebana exhibitions.

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

Shweeash bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species, Running species for feature or ornamental

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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

 

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

 

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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.

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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

Inverted fairy land bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species

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Running Species: Phyllostachys aurea f. flavescens inversa

Common Name: Inverted fairy land bamboo

Maximum Height: 10m

Culm Diameter: 30mm

Minimum Temperature: – 12°C

Origin: China

 

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Pot Sizes & Prices:
Pot Price
6L $22
25L $44
45L $66
100L $88

 

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It’s a golden bamboo with a green culm and yellow sulcus groove. It has interesting distorted culms.

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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
Stock Feed Rural Areas

Fairy land bamboo

Written by Durnford Dart. Posted in Running Species

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Running Species: Phyllostachys aurea

Common Name: Fairy land 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 $77
45L $110

 

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It’s one of the common bamboos in the United States, and for a good reason, although usually not very tall, it is one of the strongest and most useful. Growing rigidly uprights, this bamboo is one of the best for hedges and for planting next to driveways and walkways. It’s often has a series of distorted internodes at the base of the cane, sometimes called “Tortoise Shell” internodes that are quite ornamental and make this plant useful for craft work.

Culm colour of the species type is green. Like other Phyllostachys, when exposed to strong direct sunlight, the canes will fade to yellow with age. It can be an aggressive spreader in hot climates, where care must be used in its placement.

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

Large leaf bamboo

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

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Running Species: Indocalamus tessallatus

Common Name: Large leaf bamboo

Maximum Height: 2m

Culm Diameter: 10mm

Minimum Temperature: – 10°C

Origin: Japan

 

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

 

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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.

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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

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

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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

 

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

 

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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.

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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

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