BAMBOO - List of Hedging / Screening / Privacy Plants
This section lists the temperate bamboo plant species we are growing. Although
they are temperate, and many of the temperate bamboos do not grow well in
South Florida, we have been test-growing and selecting the species that
perform well in our climate. These species will, of course, be well-suited
for colder climates as well. They are all running bamboos with various
levels of aggressiveness and may require a method of containment to keep the
from spreading beyond your intended planting area. Most are ideal bamboos
x Thyrsocalamus (fomerly Bambusa) sp. Phai Liang Wan (Honey Bamboo)*New
Imported by us (into USDA quarantine) in July/2012, this bamboo was found in northern Thailand. Locally, it was called Phai Liang Wan,or Phai Thwa (Honey Bamboo) as it is prized for its sweet shoots. Its appearance and form indicates it surely is a regional clone of Bambusa nana.
Min USDA zone: 9b. Click to find your zone.
x Thyrsocalamus liang (Bambusa nana) Thai Beauty Bamboo*New
Very tight clump with erect culms that are naturally branchless on the lower 1/4. Somewhat thin leaves present a feathery, delicate touch to a majestic overall form. This species makes a beautiful statement in any garden.
Note: The species name, Bambusa nana, was mistakenly attributed to this bamboo several decades ago in the USA. It will eventually end up with its real species name, Thyrsocalamus liang (a hybrid species) per taxonomist and author, Dieter Orhnberger. Ref: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Min USDA zone: 9a. Click here to find zone.
x Thyrsocalamus liang striata (Bambusa nana var. striata) - Candy Bamboo*New
Typical tight clump form for the species with erect culms that are naturally branchless on the lower 1/4. Somewhat thin leaves present a feathery, delicate touch to a majestic overall form. This variety of the species has the added feature of striated culms, with the stripes transitioning in color tones as the new shoots develop. The stripes range from green to yellow to pink, red, and orange shades. This bamboo was imported from N.E.Thailand and the single, small specimen was released to us in 2018. It is currently growing well in our test field and is the only in-ground specimen we have.
UPDATE: We now have THREE, well rooted specimens in 3 gallon containers. Those three will be available this year (2020). We will not sell more than one to one customer/collector. When all three are sold, there will be no more available until 2021.
Min USDA zone: 9a. Click to find your zone.