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BAMBOO - TROPICAL LIST

This section lists the tropical bamboo plant varieties we have in production. They are all tropical, or sub-tropical, clumping bamboos and are generally not cold-hardy like the temperate, running bamboos. Some, the sub-tropicals, can tolerate freezing temperatures for short periods. Check the minimum temperatures listed on each species description as a guideline for which species can grow unprotected in your area.
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Cephalostachyum scandens *New

A 2012 import from S.W. China. Released from USDA quarantine in March/2013. Will be test-grown and propagated for one year, then available in 2014.
Culms scandent, pendulous at the tip. Grows amongst other trees and plants, using them for support. New shoots and young culms are black. Culm-internodes, smooth; distally glabrous. Branch complement, several. Dimensions are difficult to describe as it generally takes the form of whatever supports it. The culms will be smaller than 1/2" diameter and their length can be more than 30' long, each leaning and winding upwards through support branches and foliage. Cold-hardiness is unknown at this time, however it will likely suffer in sub-freezing temperatures.
MIn USDA zone: 10. Click to find your zone.

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Cephalostachyum virgatum *New

New introduction from Thailand (2012). Released to us from USDA quarantine in March/2013. Grows mainly in the north of Thailand but can be found in , Burma, Laos, Vietnam, and south China.
Culms erect, upright, bending and drooping above; culm internodes green, long, and thin-walled. Shoots edible but not popular in Thailand. Easy growing in light shade to full sun.
Cold-hardiness is unknown at this time, however it will likely suffer in sub-freezing temperatures.
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Chimonocalamus delicatus - Five-colored Bamboo *New

This is one of our 2012 imports into USDA quarantine. It will be test-grown at our nursery in 2013. The species grows naturally under the broad-leaved forest at elevations of 4000' - 5000' in Jinping of Yunnan China. In recent years, it has been introduced into other areas of Yunnan (at lower elevations) and is growing well. We were advised by our Chinese colleagues to test it in Florida. Culms are purplish-brown or green when young, yellow, purple or red when mature, called the five-colored fragrant bamboo. Branches emerging high. Beautiful clumps are used for gardens, parks and bonsai. It is described as growing to about 24' tall with up to 1.5" diameter culms. If the species adapts, we project it will attain only about half those dimensions at maturity in Florida, at sea level. It is cold-hardy to 20 degrees F.
UPDATE March/2016: The test bamboos are growing nicely in the ground but struggle in containers. So far, there is only one color (green). We're hoping this changes as the bamboos mature in the sun.
MIn USDA zone: 9a. Click to find your zone.
Imported April/2012 into USDA quarantine, released to us in 2013. The first field specimen successfully completed its first full year and is thriving. We've planted five more (2014) for future propagation. Availability now projected by mid-2016.





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Chusquea liebmannii

Culms strongly arching, sometimes clambering. Small tufts of leaves wrap the nodes of the culms. This is the only Chusquea species that can survive in South Florida without artificially modifying the natural growing conditions. All Chusqueas are clumping mountain bamboos and our sea-level, hot, humid summer conditions are fatal to the rest of this Genus. C.liebmanii will grow to 20' tall with 1/2" diameter culms in Florida. Minimum temperature 31 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 10
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Dendrocalamopsis (Bambusa) basihirsuta - Pin Bamboo *New

Similar in appearance to Bambusa oldhamii. Can be used as an ornamental or as a privacy screen in the landscape. The shoots, unlike B.oldhamii, are very bitter and are not used for food.
New (2012) introduction.
Listed under Dendrocalamopsis and Bambusa as synonyms of each other. It's predominately published under Dendrocalamopsis so, for now, that's how we're listing it.
Will grow to at least 40' tall with straight culms (good for construction timber).
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Dendrocalamopsis daii *New

Also known, scientifically, as Bambusa grandis. This species was one of our 2012 imports from China into USDA quarantine.
To be test-grown until 2015.
Should grow to at least 35; tall with 3" dia culms.
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Dendrocalamopsis variostriata

This is one of our new imports that cleared USDA quarantine in April/2012. Species name is in question but the genus is accurate. It is not to be confused with Dendrocalamus/Bambusa variostriata, which grows much larger. Develops into a nice garden bamboo with unusual fernlike leaves. Makes a great privacy screen or small feature. It has a very tight clumping and erect growth habit, ;od for areas with limited space. Grows to 12' tall. Min temp 28 degrees F.
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Dendrocalamus asper 'Betung Hitam' - Black Asper Bamboo

A rare black variety of D. asper. Large culms are dark brown at the base and darken to black after a few nodes. This is a giant, timber bamboo that needs plenty of space. It is the largest of the black bamboo species and makes an unbelievable statement in the proper application. Will grow to at least 70' tall in South Florida with 6" diameter culms. Min temp, 27 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 9b. Click to find your zone.

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Dendrocalamus asper - Asper Bamboo

An impressive timber bamboo that grows rapidly under favorable conditions. Shoots are large and of the highest quality for food. New shoots are a furry silver brown and velvet to the touch. This is the superior, Indonesian clone of the species. Not a Thai seedling. Can attain 65' and 5" dia. culms in Florida. Min. temp. 25 °F. MIn USDA zone: 9a
The price of this species has increased due to the recent demand for prime shoot-producing bamboos. Our stock levels and available propagation material are very low

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Dendrocalamus bambusoides *New

I first took note of this this bamboo in Hua'an, China, near the central east coast. It was collected and sent to USDA quarantine in mid-2012. The culms are very erect and smoky gray, similar to the temperate bamboo, P.nigra Henon.
To be test-grown at Tropical Bamboo Nursery. Will not be available for sale until after the summer of 2017.
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Dendrocalamus barbatus *New

Dendrocalamus barbatus grows in the southeast, south and southwest of Yunnan, China. More in cultivation than in the wild, and is cultivated in Chongqing, Sichuan and Guizhou. It is similar to D. membranaceus, but larger.
Used for construction, paper, bamboo fiber plywood and handicraft. Shoots are edible. Bamboo clumps are giant and upright, of great ornamental value.
Will grow to at least 50' tall with 3" - 4" diameter culms.
New import. .
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Dendrocalamus barbatus var. internodiradicus *New

Inter-nodi-radi-cus...
This one's all about the internodes (the culm space between the nodes). The cool name indicates there's something unusual going on there, and the name doesn't lie.
As this bamboo matures, the weirdness becomes more pronounced. The culm internodes are very slightly concave in the center then step up to create pronounced nodes banded in white. They also can be slightly ventricose (zig zag).
Sourced from the South China Botanic Garden.
New import. Released to us from USDA quarantine in March/2015. Availability in 2017. .
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Dendrocalamus birmanicus *New

This is a relatively small-growing species of Dendrocalamus from Yunnan, China and Myanmar. Leaves are very small and it may reach 30' tall - more likely 20' tall in South Florida.
We are trialing this species as a trimmed hedge and the results, so far, are excellent.
New import..
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Dendrocalamus bogor *New

A fast-growing timber bamboo with large leaves. Culms are covered with a dense 'fur' that ranges from light tan to brown between the nodes. A unique ornamental feature. From Bogor Botanic Garden, Indonesia. Edible shoots. Culms used for construction. Will grow to at least 50' tall with 3" - 4" diameter culms.
New import..
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Dendrocalamus brandisii 'Black' *New

Similar to the standard Dendrocalamus brandisii but with exceptional black culms. Very decorative and very useful. The poles of this bamboo are smokey-black and are great for structures or furniture.
Could grow up to 60' tall with 5" dia. culms in FL.
New import. Will be available for sale in the spring of 2014
Min. temp. 26 °F. Min USDA zone: 9b
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