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
A fine-leafed, graceful bamboo that is considered a large landscape ornamental.
Striated (vertical cream-colored stripes) culms somewhat arching or weeping at the tops. The new shoots are wrapped in silver-white coated sheaths.
Very fast-growing in tropical or sub-tropical conditions. Can reach 50' tall with 4" diameter culms. Min temp, 25 deg F. Min USDA zone: 9a. Click here to find zone
Culms and branches are bright yellow with irregular, longitudinal, narrow, dark green stripes. New shoots and culms are often reddish.
Can grow to 20' tall in Florida with 1" diameter culms. Minimum temp. 18 degrees F. Min USDA zone 8b. Click here to find zone
Solid culms and tiny leaves; similar to Fernleaf but smaller, more delicate looking. Will grow to 6' tall with 1/4" diameter culms. Minimum temp. 18 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 8b. Click here to find zone
This bamboo was discovered in 2012 and wild-collected in Yunnan, China. It was sent to USDA quarantine and has been test-growing at Tropical Bamboo Nursery since 2013.
It grows similar in form and leaf size to B.multiplex 'Stripestem Fernleaf' or B.multiplex 'Riviereorum' however, the culms are mostly varying shades of pink to red. There are not many bamboos that maintain this amount of stable, red culm coloration. This was a rare find that is already being targeted by collectors.
A small bamboo that would work well in a garden of any size or in containers.
Will grow to 5-8' tall with 1/4" diameter culms. Minimum temp. 18 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 9a, maybe 8b. Click here to find zone
A facinating mutation of B.multiplex 'Silverstripe'. Each culm grows in a spiraling, corkscrew form making the entire clump a true conversation piece. Culms also feature silver/white pinstripes. A must for bamboo collectors. Can grow to 25' tall in Florida with 3/4" diameter culms. Minimum temp. 18 degrees F. Min USDA zone 8b. Click here to find zone
Culms are green with irregular, longitudinal, white stripes that disappear as each culm ages.
Can grow to 25' tall in Florida with 3/4" diameter culms. Minimum temp. 18 degrees F. Min USDA zone 8b. Click here to find zone
Small in size and densly compact in form with many very small leaves on each branch. New shoots and young culms are red with green stripes - the red eventually changes to yellow as the culm matures. Always a mixture of beautiful colors as the culms are in various stages of development.
Can grow to 8' tall with 1/4" diameter culms in Florida - usually smaller. Minimum temp. 12 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 8b. Click to find your zone.