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
Tiny leaves and even smaller thorns at the branch bases. The culms are relatively thin and rarely straight which gives this bamboo a bush-like form, great for a secure privacy screen. Grows to 70' with up to 5" diameter culms. Min USDA zone:9a. Click here to find zone
A smaller bamboo for gardens. It has very dark green culms that darken to a mottled black color with age.
The New Guinea Black is a good alternative to Bambusa Lako, which is sometimes too large for smaller gardens. The form is similar to Bambusa lako but grows to only about 1/2 the mature size. Note: This is one of our new bamboos that we've imported into USDA quarantine. It was released to us in 2012 and will be available after 2013.
Will grow to 20' with 1" diameter culms in Florida. Minimum temp. 29 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 9a.Click here to find zone
This species was originally distributed as a seedling of Bambusa edulis. Although bamboo seedlings do tend to vary significantly from the parent plant, this bamboo has turned out to be anything but a product of B.edulis. After years of field-growing amongst similar looking bamboo species, we've determined it to be a dwarf form of Bambusa textilis. Culm sheath comparison (with B.textilis) has verified this. A bamboo collector once brought a small bamboo to us to ID. He was calling his little unidentified bamboo 'Bambusa textilis New Dwarf". We planted it in a line of 'Richard Waldron' and, after a full year in our field, every bamboo in that line were identical. Regardless of its name, the plant is a charming little bamboo. It is a small, delicate fountain of wispy canes and tiny leaves. It was originally named (common name) to honor the late Richard Waldron. We're keeping his name on our inventory. Some people have been calling it 'Ladyfinger Bamboo' so we'll include that too on our tags. Will grow to 10' with 1/4" diameter culms in Florida. Minimum temp. 21 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 9a. Click here to find zone
Also called B.textilis albo-lineata.
Random white vertical stripes on culms. The stripes become
more distinct as the bamboo matures. Typical textilis growth
habit and appearance but with the added bonus of the white
About 20' - 30' tall with 1" dia. culms.
Min. temp 15F Min USDA zone: 8b. Click here to find zone
The smallest of the Bambusa textilis species. Leaves are narrow and downward facing. This cultivar was first located at Rockledge Gardens in central Florida. This species looks fantastic cut as hedge or perfect for privacy under powerlines. 3' on center is recommended for a dense privacy screen. 15' - 20' with up to 1" dia. culms. Min. temp 15F. Min USDA zone 8b.
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Very similar to B.textilis mutabilis. Erect, thin-walled bamboo with persistent white powdery bloom at the nodes. Long internodes, small leaves, and graceful foliage. One of many cultivars of Bambusa textilis.
35' tall and 2" dia. culms. Min. temp 20F. Min USDA zone: 8b. Click here to find zone
This bamboo has been somewhat overlooked because of the
popularity of Gracilis. Certainly attractive and distinctive, it will gain its own notoriety with each planted specimen. Random bluish-white bloom on culms.
About 25' - 30' tall with 1" dia. culms.
Min. temp 15F. Min USDA zone: 8b. Click here to find zone
A beautiful all-green bamboo that's often planted in a row to create a privacy hedge or screen. Also makes a delicate focal point in the garden when planted as a single specimen. Foliage cascades gracefully with leaf tips pointing downward. This would be the ideal bamboo to plant as a screen in similar applications as Areca palms or ficus are used. For this type of application, they are planted in a row 3 to 5 feet apart. Spacing depends on how dense and how quickly you need your hedge.
About 23' - 27' tall with about 1" dia. culms.
Min. temp 15F. Min USDA zone: 8b.
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This is the famous textilis clone that has wowed thousands of visitors at Kanapaha Gardens, Gainesville, FL. Until recently, it was not propagated for the general public. A large-growing, stunningly beautiful specimen that has plenty of white powdery bloom on the culms. The common name 'Royal Bamboo' is a literal translation of Wong Chuk. This is the largest-growing variety of textilis. It has reached 50' tall and it is hardy to just below 20 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 8b.Click here to find zone