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BAMBOO

Bamboo, a sub family of the grass family is found mainly in warm and moist tropical and warm temperate climates. It contains some of the fastest-growing plants on Earth, 36ins in 24 hours, though growth in temperate regions is more like 3-10cms (1.2-3.9ins) per day.

Found in tropical and sub-tropical Asia, tropical America, Africa and northern Australia.

Unlike all trees, individual bamboo culms emerge at their full diameter and grow to their full height in a single growing season of 3-4 months. As the clump matures thicker and taller culms emerge each year until the plant reaches its characteristic limit.

Most bamboo species flower infrequently, at intervals as long as 60 or 120 years, These exhibit mass (or gregarious) flowering and any plant derived from the same stock will flower wherever it is located. After flowering the plant dies.

 

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves to 7cm (3in) long.
  • Height
    2.5-3.5m (approx) (8-10ft)
  • Spread
    Indefinite.
  • Bamboo
    Graceful, erect bamboo. Smooth, glossy, pith-filled canes to 3cm (1¼in) across. Clustered branches 10-80cm (4-32in) long almost encircle the white-waxy nodes.
  • Tall Shrub
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Useful for cutting as leaves remain in good condition. Papery leaf-sheaths remain for first year giving canes a striped appearance.
    Place of origin
    Chile.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich. Shelter from cold, dry winds.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
2.5-3.5m (approx) (8-10ft)
bamboo - guide for size not form Average Person
  indefinite.
 

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BAMBOO Fargesia jiuzhaigou 'Red Dragon'

BAMBOO Fargesia jiuzhaigou 'Red Dragon'

red culms maturing to golden

 
£25.00 each 
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BAMBOO Fargesia robusta

BAMBOO Fargesia robusta

a very decorative and hardy bamboo with bluish-green new canes of up to 12 feet and creamy-white sheaths covered with bristly brown hairs

 
£25.00 each 
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BAMBOO Fargesia robusta 'Asian Wonder'

BAMBOO Fargesia robusta 'Asian Wonder'

(syn. F. scabrida 'Asian Wonder') - Reddish-purple young canes becoming green

 
£25.00 each 
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BAMBOO Fargesia rufa

BAMBOO Fargesia rufa

Fountain bamboo

light green canes with red-brown sheathes. Clump-forming. Height to 2 m. Good for screening

 
£25.00 each 
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys aurea

BAMBOO Phyllostachys aurea

Fishpole bamboo, Golden bamboo

tall graceful species, canes bright green at first becoming deep yellow-green and finally brown at maturity. Young shoots edible in spring

 
Medium
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£60.00 each 
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Large
£85.00 each 
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis

BAMBOO Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis

Crookstem bamboo, Yellow-groove bamboo.

sulphur yellow canes with occasional green stripes near the bases

 
Medium
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£50.00 each 
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys aureosulcata spectabilis

BAMBOO Phyllostachys aureosulcata spectabilis

Crookstem bamboo

colourful and robust with golden canes, green grooved and sometimes burnished red in young growth. Fully hardy and best grown in the open so the full spectacle of these brilliantly coloured stems can be properly seen

 
Medium
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£50.00 each 
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Large
£65.00 each 
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys bissettii

BAMBOO Phyllostachys bissettii

David Bisset bamboo

fully hardy species. Splits from canes used for weaving in China. White striping on the culm

 
Medium
£50.00 each 
Large
£65.00 each 
BAMBOO Phyllostachys flexuosa

BAMBOO Phyllostachys flexuosa

Zigzag bamboo

tall growing bamboo with edible young shoots in spring and green canes. A good screening bamboo which, although it is fairly slow to form large clumps is not very invasive

 
Medium
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£50.00 each 
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys nigra

BAMBOO Phyllostachys nigra

Black bamboo

graceful arching habit, canes green at first becoming mottled dark brown or black. Prefers a sunny position

 
Small
£20.00  
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Medium
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£55.00 each 
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Large
£95.00 each 
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BAMBOO Pleioblastus variegatus

BAMBOO Pleioblastus variegatus

(Arundinaria fortunei) - low tufted species forming dense thickets. Suitable for rock garden, 2-3' tall, silver variegated

 
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£16.00 each 
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BAMBOO Pleioblastus viridistriatus

BAMBOO Pleioblastus viridistriatus

(Arundinaria auricoma) - very hardy bamboo growing up to 3 feet with purplish green canes and bright yellow and green foliage. Ideal for landscaping

 
£16.00 each 
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BAMBOO Pseudosasa japonica

BAMBOO Pseudosasa japonica

Arrow bamboo

the hardiest and most commonly used hedging bamboo which has seeded and died out in many Cornish gardens over recent years

 
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£25.00 each 
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Large
£65.00  
BAMBOO Sasa palmata 'Nebulosa'

BAMBOO Sasa palmata 'Nebulosa'

medium sized bamboo with broad palmate leaves, growing up to 6-7' tall. Makes an excellent hedge or windbreak. New shoots form a favourite food for pandas

 
£17.50 each 
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BAMBOO Sasa palmata ramosa

BAMBOO Sasa palmata ramosa

(Arundinaria vagans) - quick spreading hardy and dense bamboo with attractive light green new shoots and leaves. Grows to a maximum of 3 feet

 
£17.50 each 
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