BAMBOO

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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.

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
    Long-stalked, taper-pointed, dark-green leaves 5-11cm (2-4½in) long.
  • Height
    0.6-1.5m (2-5ft)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Bamboo
    Clump-forming bamboo with short-jointed, greenish-brown canes. New shoots appear early in spring.
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Where soil remains damp.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Place of origin - Japan
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
0.6-1.5m (2-5ft)
bamboo - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

Buy Varieties of BAMBOO

BAMBOO Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda

BAMBOO Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda

Walking stick bamboo

Dark green canes with pronounced nodes. Very vigorous

 
Large
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BAMBOO Chusquea culeou

BAMBOO Chusquea culeou

Hardy species forming dense clumps. Olive green canes grow 3-4 metres with the leafy branches in a bottlebrush effect

 
Large
£60.00 each 
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BAMBOO Fargesia murielae

BAMBOO Fargesia murielae

Umbrella bamboo

Clump-forming bamboo with arching yellow-green canes. Can grow up to 3m in height or more

 
£19.00 each 
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BAMBOO Fargesia murielae 'Jumbo'

BAMBOO Fargesia murielae 'Jumbo'

Umbrella bamboo

Clump-forming bamboo with arching yellow-green canes. Can grow up to 3m in height or more

 
£22.50 each 
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BAMBOO Fargesia nitida

BAMBOO Fargesia nitida

Fountain bamboo

Slender canes up to around 12 feet. Good hedging plant

 
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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

 
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BAMBOO Indocalamus tessellatus

BAMBOO Indocalamus tessellatus

Large-leaved bamboo

Grows to 1 to 1.5 metres in height. Spreading

 
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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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£65.00 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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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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£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 
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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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

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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BAMBOO Pleioblastus auricomus

BAMBOO Pleioblastus auricomus

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

 
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BAMBOO Pleioblastus chino f. elegantissimus

BAMBOO Pleioblastus chino f. elegantissimus

Small leaves with creamy-white variegation. Weak runner

 
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BAMBOO Pleioblastus simonii 'Variegatus'

BAMBOO Pleioblastus simonii 'Variegatus'

Inconsistent white striping on some leaves. This is a vigorous bamboo growing in dense clumps to 12-15 feet. Very hardy

 
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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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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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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

 
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BAMBOO Sasa palmata tsuboiana

BAMBOO Sasa palmata tsuboiana

Grows to about 5 feet eventually in a dense round clump and is totally hardy. Less vigorous than s. Palmata and less invasive. The leaf edges show some bleaching in winter

 
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BAMBOO Sasa palmata veitchii

BAMBOO Sasa palmata veitchii

Stems up to a maximum of 4 feet

 
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BAMBOO Yushania anceps

BAMBOO Yushania anceps

Anceps bamboo

(arundinaria anceps) - ideal for screens and hedging although fairly rampant. Grows up to 3-3.5 metres and will withstand strong winds

 
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