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..Click here to find zone.
Limestone cliff bamboo from southern Thailand, culms arching, leaves small, grows well in normal garden soil.
This is a delicate, smaller bamboo with tiny leaves. It shouldn't exceed 10'-13' tall and will work well in containers or small spaces. It is related to Dendrocalamus elegans but differs in that the culms are not silver/grey and it grows to a slightly smaller mature size. The culms are mostly green with occasional black vertical marks. A beautiful ornamental bamboo.
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From Thailand, Malaysia, & Langkawi Island. Grows on limestone hills and cliffs - should perform well in the alkaline soil of South Florida.
This cultivar was isolated amongst seedlings by Dieter Ohrnberger (author, The Bamboos of the World) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We transported a propagule to Kunming, China in the summer of 2012 where it was shipped to USDA quarantine. Has been test-growing at Tropical Bamboo Nursery with wonderful results.
This is a delicate, smaller bamboo with small leaves. It shouldn't exceed 15' tall and will work well in containers or small spaces. The thin culms are silver/grey and the thin, feathery foliage cascades beautifully. Click here to find zone.
Dendrocalamus farinosus grows on the border of Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan and is introduced in Guangxi, Guangdong and Fujian, tolerant of a temperature of 22 degrees F.
The culm timber is used for paper-making, weaving, farm tools and trellis. The bamboo clumps are beautiful and ornamental. Shoots are edible. New import. . Click here to find zone.
This cultivar of Dendrocalamus giganteus has been in Florida for more than 2 decades. It is beautiful but is not as vigorous nor does it mature as large as the Quail Clone. The new shoots easily distinguish it as they are reddish/brown rather than the steel-bluish of the Quail Clone.
There is demand for a slightly smaller giganteus so we're once again propagating the Florida Clone.
Will reach 70' tall with 6" diameter culms. Click here to find zone.
A native of Burma. One of the largest bamboos in the world. Leaves can be up to 20 inches long and 4 inches wide. We are now propagating the superior clone that was once on display at Quail Botanical Gardens, San Diego (now renamed San Diego Botanic Garden).
Will grow to 100' tall with 8" diameter culms in Florida.
Min USDA zone: 9b. Click here to find zone.
Mostly identical to D.giganteus but with occasional variegated leaves. The leaf variegation is random and appears on a small percentage of the leaves - then disappears with age. The most distict feature of this clone is that it often produces contorted, tortoise-shell culms. This mutation also means the size at maturity is much smaller than the standard form of D.giganteus. Will grow to 30' tall with 3" dia. culms. Min USDA zone: 9b. Click here to find zone.
Medium green culms with silky texture. Leaves feel almost plastic and are slightly glossy. A large timber bamboo that produces highly ornamental, edible shoots.
Will grow to 60' tall with 4" diameter culms in Florida. Minimum temp 27 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 9b. Click here to find zone.
Known in the US as the 'Laos seedlings'. Culm tops drooping, pruinose (white powder). Single main branches. Used for construction.
Similar to D. hamiltonii, but with fimbriate culm sheath ligule. Will grow to 50' with 4" diameter culms in Florida. Minimum temp 27 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 9b. Click here to find zone.
One of the most beautiful of the timber bamboos - that's the good news. The bad news is that it is a carrier of BaMV (Bamboo Mosaic Potex Virus) (click for details). We are listing it here mostly for information. Generally, a verbal discussion with us (educational) is requested before the sale of propagules.
Dark green stripes on the yellow green culm and a few yellow stripes on the leaves. Will reach 70' tall with 6" diameter culms in Florida. Min temp 27 F. Min USDA zone: 9b. Click here to find zone.
Obtained in a trade with a bamboo enthusiast in Taiwan. Three large offsets were sent to USDA quarantine and one survived.
It is an extremely rare, bizarre looking, tropical bamboo. It bellies like Bambusa vulgaris Wamin (Buddha's Belly), however as it's a mutation of Dendrocalamus latiflorus, it is massive. To be test-grown and propagated, beginning in 2019. UPDATE: We now have very limited 3 gallon stock available for sale. They will be sold to those who have placed backorder requests and the rest on a first come first served basis
30' and 4" dia. culms in FL. Min. temp. 27F. Min USDA zone: 9b.Click here to find zone.
Dendrocalamus latiflorus x D.daii x B.textilis - Triple Hybrid Bamboo*New
Called "Triple Hybrid Bamboo", although there are actually two different triple hybrids. We've been working to successfully get the second version into USDA quarantine.
One of several hybrid bamboos that caught our interest in China. A select group of different bamboo species were forced into flower and cross-pollinated by Professor Zhang Guangchu (Guangdong Forestry Research Institute). The primary objective was to combine the best features of superior edible shoot producing bamboos. Many also exhibited ornamental qualities and, with some, we've begun the importation process.
This hybrid is a combination of three species - a complex process that results in striated culms. The culms also grow slightly zig-zag. Ornamentally, it is spectacular. Imported from Yunnan, China in July/2012 and released to us by the USDA in the summer of 2013.
Will grow to at least 45' tall with 3" - 4" diameter culms. Click here to find zone.