This is a list of the collection of bamboo varieties
that we have in the ground. Check Bamboo price list for available plants.
Last updated:   Friday, November 6, 2015

SPECIES       

HEIGHT

Culm

DESCRIPTION and OBSERVATIONS
Temperatures down to 24 degrees observed (Feb.2009)

MIN

Temp

 

Clumping  bamboo

 

Bambusa bambos
Giant Thorny

100 feet

7   inch

Fast growing, thick walled and armed with thorns.  New here in June 2007

25?

Bambusa beecheyana

 

50 feet

5   inch

Culms with short internodes.   Large plant much in demand.  Some thought to have potex virus.  Fast grower

 

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Bambusa beecheyana 'pubessins  

50 feet

5   inch

Culms with short internodes.   Large plant much in demand.  NOT thought to have potex virus.  <24

Bambusa boniopsis

 

15 feet

1   inch

A small green bamboo from Hainan: a recent import.  Narrow leaves.  Nice accent plant

 

25?

Bambusa chungii

(Blue Bamboo)

30 feet

2   inch

Rare species - very rapid growing, White powdered canes give off beautiful blue hue (very prized) Fast cane producer. Has done extremely well here in Central Florida. Some of my clumps are tight while others are quite diffuse (sometimes one foot or more between culms). Highly recommended. Seems to tolerate some shade. Culms tend to arch at top.

21

Bambusa chungii

var. barbelatta

22 feet

1.5   inch

Smaller variation of B. chungii growing about 3/4 size of type. Received plants in fall of 2005. Doing very well

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Bambusa cornigera

 

35 feet

3   inch

Not much know about this one.  Obtained in August 2006.  No data collected yet. Did ok with 24 degrees

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Bambusa dissimulator

(Dragon’s Nest)

50 feet

3   inch

Giant tropical that produces many thick walled arching or erect tough culms with long branches.Good for construction material.  If a large hedge is needed, this is the one!  Branches everywhere! Has done extremely well here in Central Florida. Makes huge impenetrable hedge. Gnarly branches, hence name dragon's nest. Had to move it away from my house as it was growing so rapidly.

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Bambusa dolichoclada heyata

(Blowpipe bamboo)

 

  Nice looking medium bamboo.  Did ok with 26 degrees

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Bambusa dolichomerithalla

(Green Stripe)

35 feet

2   inch

Gold culms striped with green. Doing well in ground

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Bambusa dolichomerithalla

(Silver Stripe)

35 feet

2   inch

Culms striped with silver. Introduced from Taiwan in 1980. Doing very well. Planted Summer of 2003

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Bambusa emeiensis ‘Flavidorivens’

 

35 feet

2.5   inch

Beautiful yellow/ green with dark green stripes. Newer introduction. Doing well. Planted in Fall of 2002. Really very pretty variety. Appears to take some shade.

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Bambusa emeiensis ‘Viridiflavus’

 

35 feet

2.5   inch

Beautiful green with broad yellow stripes on alternating internodes.  Newer introduction. Doing very well. Planted in Fall 2002. This one is sure to be a winner. Feb. 2006 Extremely vigirous grower and one of my favorite plants.

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Bambusa eutuldoides viridi-

vittata

40 feet

2   inch

Beautiful yellow canes w/pronounced green stripe on alternate internodes. Truly one of the best looking bamboos.  (newer introduction). This is my pick for the best privacy hedge as it tends to retain many lower branches. Doing real well. One of my top 5 favorites. A nice medium sized fast cane producer with a slightly diffuse habit. New shoots appear reddish. Canes smooth to the touch. Contrasting colors on canes are well defined. Some leaves are veriegated with white stripes. My first planting was in the Fall of 2002.

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Bambusa gibba

 

40 feet

2   inch

Nice medium size bamboo.  Somewhat like small B. oldhamii . Very fast growing.

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Bambusa Oldhamii hirose

 

60 feet

4   inch

Similar to B. oldhamii but with thinner, stronger wood.  Should grow a little larger than oldhamii.  May be the same as B. Oldhamii with enviornmental difference

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Bambusa Heterostachya

(Taiwan variegated) (Maylay)

15 feet

1   inch

Grows “bush like” with lush highly variegated leaves. In a protected area, it actually retained many leaves at 24 degrees in 2009

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Bambusa intermedius

 

25 feet

2   inch

Dark green with purple stripes . Impressive, Very fast growing, fairly erect plant with dense, thick wall culms.  No damage at 24 degrees

<24

Bambusa kennelworth

 

? feet

?   inch

From AustrailiaPlanted in May 2007 No damage at 24 degrees

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Bambusa lako

(Black Timor)

60 feet

4   inch

Choice ornamental Beautiful black culms w/green stripes. Straight, Leafless lower culms. One of the best looking bamboos! May do well in some micro-climates in Central Florida. I had some specimens do far better than others in different parts of my yard. Most lost all leaves at 27 degrees but came back nicely.

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Bambusa longispiculata

 

50 feet

4 inch

Green culm w/light green stripes near the base and rings of nodes.  Open clumps, straight thin walled culms with long internodes. Planted in Summer of 2003. Ok so far. No problem with 26 degrees in 2006

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Bambusa luteostriata

30 feet

2 inch

Erect with full foliage on top.  Young leaves varigated white/green.  Canes green, with intermittent white stripes. Received in August 2006

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Bambusa membranacea

 

70 feet

4 inch

A strong growing large bamboo with very straight culms forming loose clumps. Some damage at 24 degrees but recovered quickly

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Bambusa malingensis

(Seashore Bamboo)

35 feet

2.5 inch

Most salt tolerant, Erect tight clump. Vigorous growth when young .. Mine are doing very well. Seem to be very hardy. Did great through all of our hurricanes.and freezes here

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Bambusa multiplex

(Hedge Bamboo)

25 feet

1.5  inch

Fast growing, takes well to pruning. Tight clumps with bushy lower branches.  Very hardy for hedge or windbreak. An old standby here in Central Florida.

Probably the most common in the area.

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Bambusa multiplex “Alphonse Karr” (Stripestem Bamboo)

25 feet

1.5 inch

More erect than parent. Yellow culms w/green strips. Lower 3rd leafless Moderate salt tolerance. Does real well in the area, but like most multiplex, is prone to sooty mold.

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Bambusa multiplex “Alphonse Karr” (Midori)

25 feet

1.5 inch

Similar to 'Alphonse Karr" but with light green culms striped with dark green

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Bambusa multiplex “Fernleaf”

 

20 feet

½ inch

Usually small in size with 10 to 20 closely spaced, two ranked leaves. Good for hedge. Nice unusual look for bamboo. Doesn't appear to be a real fast grower. Good next to pond or in garden.

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Bambusa multiplex “Fernleaf” stripestem

12 feet

½ inch

Usually small in size with 10 to 20 closely spaced, two ranked leaves. Good for hedge. Similar to fernleaf but yellow canes with green stripes. Planted in Summer of 2003.

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Bambusa multiplex 'Golden Goddess'

12 feet

½ inch

Great for hedge or wind screen Tight clumps.  Lots of foliage.  Moderate salt tolerance. Nice bushy plant. Here, I have them planted to hide a 6 foot fence.

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Bambusa multiplex ‘Goldstripe’

 

25 feet

1½ inch

Mature green culms have a gold stripe that bleeds into the green. Like other multiplex, Does well in the area. Appears a little larger than B. multiplex.

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Bambusa multiplex “Riviereorum

(Chinese Goddess)

12 feet

3/8 inch

Great for small hedge, tight clumps, delicate foliage, bush-like,  ok in containers. Good one for around a small pond or small garden.

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Bambusa multiplex ‘Silverstripe’

 

28 feet

1½ inch

Mature green culms have a white stripe. Leaves sometimes striped.  Largest multiplex. Does real well in the area

18

Bambusa multiplex ‘Tiny Fern’

 

6 feet

1/4 inch

Great for real small hedge, tight clump,s delicate foliage, bush-like, ok in containers.

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Bambusa mutabilis

(Emerald Bamboo)

40 feet

2   inch

Clumps like textilis Long internodes.  Classic oriental look. Appears to be in the B. textillis family. Fast growing with lots of canes.

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Bambusa nutans

40 feet

3 inch

From Thailand. Medium height with nice size diamater canes. Nodes have white ring below them. Plants from seedlings.

25?

Bambusa oldhamii

(Oldham’s Bamboo)

(Giant Timber)

50 feet

5   inch

Erect rapid growing, Spectacular tall hedge, Delicious shoots  Moderate salt tolerance. This is the large bamboo found in most of Florida’s theme parks. Another of my top 5 bamboos for the area. Fast growing and tall, this one has it all. The largest bamboo that will grow without cold worries in Central Florida with up to 5" diameter canes. If I could only have one bamboo variety in this area....this would be the one!

20

Bambusa oliveriana

45 feet

2 inch

Densely Clumping with thick walled culms. Lost most leaves at 24 degrees but came back quickly.  No culm damage at 24.

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Bambusa pervariabilis

33 feet

2.5 inch

Erect, thick walled culms with lower branching. Used to make farm tools
and punting poles in China Planted in Fall of 2003 and doing well.
Did ok with 26 degrees in 2006 Lost many of its leaves at 24 degrees in 2009 but recovered quickly

25

Bambusa sp ‘Polymorpha’

 

65 feet

6 inch

Just got this on ein August 2006.  Lost many leaves at 24 degrees but came back quickly.

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Bambusa pervariabilis ‘Viridistriata’ (Sunburst)

33 feet

2.5 inch

Highly variegated, extremely attractive. Small leaves, straight canes. A must for collectors! Fast cane producer!! Another of my top 5 picks. Due to its cold hardiness, Central Florida's answer to B. vulgaris 'vittata'. Branches low for nice large screen or easily trimmed to show off gorgeous canes.

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Bambusa sp 'Richard Waldron'

10 feet

.5   inch

This bamboo was introduced to the area by a friend of mine who has since passed away. Richard was the area's bamboo authority and will be missed by many. No one has been able to identify this particular species and it is named in his memory. The bamboo is a very tight clumper that hasn't reached 10 feet in the two and a half years it has been in the ground here. It is very erect with many small canes. This could be used for any type of screen or tight hedge. It is a very attractive addition to the bamboo world. Bamboo had no problem with 24 degrees.

20

Bambusa sinospinosa

(Chineese Thorny)

70 feet

5 inch

Thorny bamboo with small leaves and interlaced thorny low branches. Impenetrable hedge. If you want to keep out "thorny" neighbors, this is the one for you. Planted in Spring 2003 and doing nicely.

20

Bambusa sp. 'Nana

? feet

? inch

A medium size timber bamboo from Thailand.  Straight and strong. Lost most of the leaves and had some culm dammage after two 24 degree freezes in 2009.

25

Bambusa sp. Polymorpha

65 feet

6 inch

Green culms densley covered with greyish silky hair. Lost some leaves during the freezes of 2009 but came back quickly

25

Bambusa textilis

(Weavers Bamboo)

40 feet

2   inch

Dense tight vertical clump. Great for large hedge due to tight clump. Another mainstay of Central Florida.

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Bambusa textiles sp. dwarf

(Dwarf Weavers Bamboo)

20 feet

1   inch

Dwarf version of Textilis. Good for hedge or windbreak . Cultivar from B. textilis seeds.  Feb 2006 about 12 feet in height....still nice and small compared to other B. textilis.

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Bambusa textilis glabra

33 feet

1 inch

Similar to 'gracillis but with glabrous culms.

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Bambusa textilis gracilis

(Graceful Bamboo)

25 feet

1   inch

Dense tight vertical clump. Nodding tops. Great for large hedge due to tight clump. The name graceful is right for this one. Fast grower with many canes. For those who like the look of B. textillis but don't quite have the space.

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Bambusa textilis 'Scranton'

 

30 feet

2   inch

A more open clumper with shorter branches.  No data yet

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Bambusa textilis wong chuk

(Royal Bamboo)

(Kanapaha)

45 feet

2.5 inch

Elegant bamboo in a class of it’s own! Straight canes, when mature devoid of foliage on lower third, so beautiful canes are visible. Another in my top 5 favorites. Great plant for the Central Florida area. Cultivar comes from Kanapaha Gardens, Gainesville. Great focal point plant instead of a palm tree due to its straight canes and lack of low branches.

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Bambusa tulda ‘Striata’

(Calcutta Cane)

70 feet

4   inch

Large thick walled straight culms make this one of the most useful bamboos for construction .Good hard wood Had no damage after 2 hard 24 degree freezes in 2009 . Nice attractive cold hardy plant for Central and Northern Florida and maybe beyond

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Bambusa tuldoides

(Punting Pole)

55 feet

2.5   inch

Produces a large number of thick walled culms growing in a tight clump.  (used for pushing boats) Good for crafts where strong, straight canes are needed. Plant does very well in Central Florida.

15

Bambusa tuldoides ‘Clone X’

(Clone X)

75 feet

3   inch

Vigorous clone that becomes larger than the type. Thick  walls.  Real impressive giant plant. Does very well in Central Florida. While B. oldhamii has the largest diameter canes that are cold tolerant for this area, Clone X is the tallest reaching well over 60 feet. This one will fill a large area in the yard and makes a terrific gian t (and I do mean giant) hedge.

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Bambusa ventricosa

(Buddah’s Belly) "belly"

20+ feet

2.5 inch

Conventional growth in ground with amble water & nutritionWill dwarf itself when potted and have short swollen internodes. Makes impenetrable hedge. This one really depends a whole lot on its environment for growth habit. I have a 6 year old specimen in the ground that's still only 12 feet tall with lots of bellies on the culms. Its in a lot of shade. This one is good if you like sup rises. "life is like a pot of ventricosa, you never know what you're going to get"

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Bambusa ventricosa

(Buddah’s Belly) "straight"

40+ feet

2.5 inch

Conventional growth in ground with amble water & nutrition. Makes impenetrable hedge. I have a 3 year old specimen in the ground that's 20 feet tall with no bellies on the culms. Its in a lot of shade. This one is good if you like sup rises. "life is like a pot of ventricosa, you never know what you're going to get"

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Bambusa ventricosa ‘Kimmei’

(Stripe Buddah’s Belly)

(variegated ventricosa)

40 feet

2.5 inch

 

Similar to Ventricosa (above). Gold culms with green stripes Extremely versatile for hedge, showpiece or container. Again, this one depends on environment for habit. I have some straight and some bellied. Seems to do well in a fairly shaded area.

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Bambusa vulgaris

(Common Bamboo)

(Timber Bamboo)

50 feet

4.5 inch

Attractive dark green culms. Fast growing, easy to propagate. Good bamboo for folks south of New Smyrna Beach. Will survive here but will loose its leaves at around 27 degrees.

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Bambusa vulgaris ‘Vittata’

(Golden Hawaiian)

(Painted Bamboo)

50 feet

4   inch

Highly decorative bamboo. Yellow culms with striking green stripes.  Good garden focal point. Fast growing, easy to propagate. Again, Good bamboo for folks south of New Smyrna Beach. Will survive here but will loose its leaves at around 27 degrees. A very attractive plant

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Bambusa vulgaris ‘Wamin’

(Dwarf Buddah’s Belly)

15 feet

3   inch

Culm internodes develop a bulging form on lower 6 feet  (Buddah’s belly)

Good for container growth. Like the other B. vulgaris varieties I have, this one lost its leaves at around 27 degrees. Keep this one potted and bring it in on the few really cold nights per year. Its worth the trouble. The one I have planted in my yard did come back really well.

27

Bambusa vulgaris ‘Wamin Striata'

(Dwarf Buddah’s Belly)

15 feet

3   inch

Similar to above but with light green canes striped with dark green

27

Chusquea coronalis
(Costa Rica Weeping)

23 feet

1   inch

One of the most beautiful bamboos in cultivation. Doesn't like cold or
hot extremes. Should be in shaded area in Florida. This beauty comes with the price of a little extra care.Has handled 90 degree temps in mostly shade. Also did ok with 26 degrees in 2006. Gets dull in the Winter but Spring brings fresh new beautifulbright green foliage.
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Chusquea glouca

 

10 feet

.5   inch

Probably the largest leafed Chusquea. Vining habit stays upright without support. Planted in May of 2006. Will give test results on this one as soon as available. Florida heat may be a problem,
August update....Does not like heat....don't try this at home

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Chusquea mimosa

 

15 feet

1   inch

From sourthern Brazil. Small leaves on buggandy red culms. Planted in April of 2006. Will give test results on this one as soon as available. Florida heat may be a problem,  August update....Does not like heat....don't try this at home 28

Dendrocalamus asper

 

100 feet

8   inch

Large leaf exotic bamboo. Large high quality food shoots. Lost its leaves at 27 degrees but is coming back nicely.

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Dendrocalamus asper
'Betung Hitam'

 

100 feet

8   inch

Black cultiver of D. asper and very rare. Received plant in Feb 2006. Planted in ground in June 06.  August 2006..doing very well with new shoots

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Dendrocalamus brandisii

 

100 feet

8   inch

Large leaf exotic bamboo . Large high quality food shoots .

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Dendrocalamus brandisii

(Super silver)

100 feet

8   inch

Large leaf exotic bamboo . Large high quality food shoots . New shoots have furry feel like teddy bear, but with more silver instead of brown .

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Dendrocalamus brandisii

(Teddy Bear)

100 feet

8   inch

Large leaf exotic bamboo. Large high quality food shoots. New shoots have furry feel like teddy bear. This is the display plant for the front of my home. It doesn't like 27 degrees either, but has come back quite well. It was planted in the Fall of 2002. Lost most of it's leaves at 26 degrees in 2006.

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Dendrocalamus calostachyus

 

70 feet

5   inch

Large leaf exotic bamboo Similar to D. strictus (more cold hardy). From seedlings

25

Dendrocalamus sp  

70 feet

5   inch

Unidentified Dendrocalamus type from Thailand. Got a few of these from  Hawaii in May 2005 . Ok with 26 degrees

25

Dendrocalamus giaganteus

 

100 feet

8   inch

Large leaf exotic bamboo. One of the largest in the world. This one actually didn't have a lot of damage at 27 degrees. I have 3 of them in different spots in the yard. All did fairly well in the cold.

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Dendrocalamus hamiltonii (not)

(Red Shoot Bamboo)

50 feet

3   inch

Large leaf exotic bamboo. This one is a survivor. I planted it in the Fall of 2002.It made it through the Feb. cold spell unscathed. In March 2003, it sat in 6 to 12 inches of water for about 5 weeks. When I was finally able to transplant it, it rewarded me with many new beautiful culms. This bamboo is really unidentified but is a very attractive specimen. It lost about 20% of it's leaves in 2009 at 24 degrees

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Dendrocalamus jianshuiensis

 

55 feet

5   inch

Large leaf exotic bamboo. Had no problem with 26 degrees in a fairly protected area .

25

Dendrocalamus latiflorus

 

65 feet

8   inch

Large leaf exotic bamboo. Said to be one of the most attractive large bamboos. Did very well in the 2009

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Dendrocalamus latiflorus 'Mei-nung'

 

65 feet

8   inch

Similar to above but with greenish yellow culms.  Planted in June 2007

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Dendrocalamus minor

 

35 feet

3   inch

Large leaf exotic bamboo . Leaves turn downward like a willow tree.

Truly an unusual & beautiful exotic plant.  Planted in June 2007

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Dendrocalamus minor amoenus

(Angel Mist Bamboo)

(Weeping Willow Bamboo)

35 feet

3   inch

Large leaf exotic stripe bamboo. Leaves turn downward like a willow tree.

Truly an unusual & beautiful exotic plant. This one survived 26 degrees without blinking. This is the other of my top 5 favorites. It seems to tolerate some shade. The bloom on the canes make them look pale green. Very attractive!

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Dendrocalamus strictus

(Male bamboo)

60 feet

5   inch

Large leaf exotic bamboo. Most common bamboo in India. Planted in Fall of 2003. Lost a few leaves at 26 degrees

25

Dendrocalamus validus

 

45 feet

4   inch

Errect culms with slightly convex internodes. Planted in the Fall of 2003 has had extremely vigorius growth. No problem with 26 degrees.

25

Dendrocalamus yunnanicus

 

80 feet

7   inch

From southeasr Yennan and Vietnam. Planted in May of 2006. Too early to tell on this one

25?

Drapanostachyum Khasanum

(Khasia)

12 feet

0.5   inch

New culms have bluish look Got in June 2005. Made it through the Summer and Winter ok. Needs some shade in Florida.

20

Fargesia robusta

16 feet
1 inch

From Sichuan China. See if this one tolerates the Florida Heat. Planted in May 2006. Expired from Florida Heat August 06

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Fargesia 'rufa

Planted in October. 2005. Variety is expected to be more heat tolerant than others of the type We will see and report.   Still alive July 2007

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Fargesia 'scabrida

15 feet

1   inch

See if this one tolerates the Florida Heat. Planted in May 2006.

Still alive July 2007

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Gigantochloa atroviolacea

(Tropical Black)

50 feet

3.5   inch

Brown to Black culms stripped with faint green.  Has matt finnish as opposed to gloss feel of B. lako.

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Gigantochloa Maxima

(Maxima Bamboo)

80 feet

6   inch

Trying this one out from Hawaii to see if it is the same as G.pseudoarundinacea.Some feel they are the same plant but I have to see for myself. Received in August 2006

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Gigantochloa pseudoarundinacea

(Maxima Bamboo?)

80 feet

6   inch

Superior structural bamboo. Large and impressive. Beautiful green and yellow cains. Had some damage at 27 degrees but managed to hold on to most of its leaves. Now growing very vigorously. Planted in Fall of 2002. Lost most of it's leaves at 26 degrees and 38% humidity in 2006.

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Guadua amplexifolia

 

50 feet

4   inch

Smaller than G. angustifolia.  Have in container

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Guadua angustifollia

 

100 feet

8   inch

Superior structural bamboo for house construction. Large and impressive. Native to S. America. . Lost most of it's leaves at 26 degrees and lost new canes. Expected to come back ok.

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Guadua chacoensis

 

70 feet

6   inch

Superior structural bamboo for house construction. Large and impressive. Native to Bolivia to Uraguay.   Said to be more cold tolerant than G. angustifollia.

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Parker Hawaiian Giant

70+ feet

10  inch

Huge bamboo said to be more cold tolerant than D. giaganteus. So far, so good, It lost a few leaves at 26 degrees but not enough to set back the plant.The large one in the pictures is a photo from Hawaii that accompanied the plant. The rest of  the picts are my plant at our home nursery

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Himalayacalamus falconeri
'Damarapa
(Candy stripeo)

20 feet

21  inch

Green canes striped with yellow . I have one of these in the ground planted in the Summer of 2005. They're in a shaded area as they really don't like the Summer heat.

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Otatea acuminata aztecorum

(Mexican Weeping)

20 feet

  inch

Long narrow leaves. Clumps open with culms spaced up to 1 to 2 feet apart. I've been hearing horror stories about propagating this one but I'll try my luck. So far, my plants are doing wonderful in a raised bed in full sun with plenty of sand for drainage. I think this one's worth the trouble but we'll see........ I planted them in the Summer of 2003.This one actually likes a little shade in Florida (2006 comment).

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Otatea glauca

(Mayan Silver)

  New variety from Mexico. 2 inch seedlings May 05. Also have a few in 3 gallon containers from last year's seedlings. no problem with 26 degrees. Seem to be more robust than 'aztecorum. 22

Rhipidocladum racemiflorum

 

15 feet

1   inch

Slender culmes grow up into trees. tips hang down like vines . Planted in May 2006. This one will be interesting. August 2006 it is turning out to be a wonderful addition to my collection. .  July 2007...Plant doing well but does not like to be divided or "messed" with. 22

Schizostachyum brachycladum

(Sacred Bali)

45 feet

4  inch

I know I shouldn't have this one due to temperature limitations but I couldn't control the urge to get some, due to their beauty.  I will keep them containerized and bring them in for the Central Florida cold nights

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Thailand verigated

 

20 feet

1  inch

Incridible looking bamboo with white verigated leaves and striped culms.  Planted in Fall of 2006 after receiving it from Jesse Durko, who harvested it in Thailand. 

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Thyrsostachys ‘siamensis

(Monastery Bamboo)

40 feet

3  inch

Graceful with thick culm walls and persistant sheath. Planted in the Fall of 2003. Feb 2006...doing very well

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Running bamboo

 

Arundinaria. gigantea

(River Cane or canebreak)

20 feet

1   inch

Only bamboo species native to the U.S. .runner. Only have this in containers, so can't give a valid observation.

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Indocalamus tessellatus

7 feet

½  inch

The largest leaves of any bamboo in cultivation. Does well in pots. Ok in shade or sun. In ground since Summer 2003. Seems to be ok. I also have one in a pot in the house, also doing ok. Unique looking.

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Phyllostachys

12 feet

.5  inch

Running bamboo for quick screen or hedge. Got this one at a local nursery years ago. I know its a Phyllostachys but haven't a clue as to what kind. The height is from personal observation. It runs nice.

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Phyllostachys bambusoides

(Giant Japanese Timber)

70 feet

5  inch

Running bamboo with large straight thick walled culms. Only have this in containers, so can't give a valid observation.  

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Phyllostachys bambusoides ‘Castillon’

35 feet

2  inch

Running bamboo with golden yellow culms with green stripes on alternate internodes similar  to B. eutuldoides viridi-vittata. (In ground died of "hurricane wet feet") containers ok

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Phyllostachys dulcis

(Sweet Shoot Bamboo)

40 feet

2.5  inch

Running bamboo named because it’s shoots are free of any acrid taste. One in the ground doing ok.

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Phyllostachys edulis

(Moso)

75 feet

7  inch

Largest running bamboo . Most widely used bamboo in china for food, timber, paper etc. Only have this in containers, so can't give a valid observation.

0

Phyllostachys heteroclada

(Water Bamboo)

33 feet

1.5  inch

Running bamboo said to be fairly "wet root" tolerant.  Seedlings from 2005

0

Phyllostachys nigra

(Black Bamboo)

30 feet

2  inch

Running bamboo named for it’s beautiful black culms after year’s growth. Slow grower in this area but does ok. Doesn't get as large in the South. One of the best looking bamboos.

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Phyllostachys n. ‘Daikokuchiku’

(Black Bamboo)

60 feet

3  inch

Running bamboo named for it’s beautiful black culms after year’s growth.  Also one of the best looking bamboos. In the ground since Summer 2003. Seems happy but too early to tell how it will respond to Florida heat.  

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Phyllostachys n. ‘Henon’

(White Bamboo)

50 feet

3  inch

RUNNER. Culms totally green with grey hue, usually much larger than “Black bamboo.”  Tolerates more shade and Less water than some runners. Great looking, seems very hardy and doing well in my yard. Planted in Spring 2003.   

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Phyllostachys praecox f. ‘Prevernalis

 

33 feet

2  inch

Running bamboo with middle of internodes smaller than ends.  Edible shoots  Only have this in containers, so can't give a valid observation.

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Phyllostachys rubromarginata

(Red Margin)

55 feet

3  inch

Huge  fast growing running bamboo with good quality wood and edible shoots. Only have this in containers, so can't give a valid observation.

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Phyllostachys viridis ‘Robert Young’

40 feet

3  inch

running bamboo with culms that turn from green to gold with green stripes on some internodes. Only have this in containers, so can't give a valid observation.

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Phyllostachys Vivax

70 feet

5  inch

Huge running bamboo to be planted with caution (will fill an area) Fast growing! Great if you want a bamboo forest. Only have this in containers, so can't give a valid observation.

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Phyllostachys Vivax
'Huangwenzhu'

70 feet

5  inch

Rare, h uge running bamboo to be planted with caution. Fast growing! Great if you want a bamboo forest. Only have this in container, so can't give a valid observation.

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Pleioblastus argenteostriatus

 

3 feet

.3  inch

Running ground cover.  Green leaves with stripes. Planted in Summer 2003. Still waiting for some development.

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Pleioblastus Chino vaginatus variegatus

6 feet

.5  inch

Runner  Highly veriegated leaves. Very beautiful. Also planted in Summer 2003. Still waiting for some development.

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Pleioblastus pygmaeus distichus

 

1 feet

.3  inch

Running ground cover.  Also good container plant. Slow to take off in ground and containers.

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Pseudosasa Japonica

(Arrow Bamboo)

12 feet

.5  inch

Running and clumping bamboo.  Salt tolerant. Less invasive than most runners. Very common in the area due to its hardiness and beauty.

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Pseudosasa Japonica ‘Akebono suji’

 

12 feet

.5  inch

Running and clumping bamboo with leaves that fade to yellow or white at tips with green stripes. Planted in the Summer of 2003. Still waiting for development.

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Pseudosasa Japonica ‘Tsutsumiana’

  (Green Onion Bamboo)

18 feet

.8  inch

Running and clumping bamboo. Nodes swollen to resemble green onion . In container. Still waiting for development.

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Qiongzhuea 'tumidissinoda
Qiong Zhu

 

20 feet

1.3  inch

Running bamboo.  A rare Chinese bamboo noted for it's inflated culm nodes. Used for walking sticks. Still in container

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Sasa borealis

 

3 feet

.3  inch

Running bamboo.  Large attractive leaves of green with gold trim. Still looking for the "gold trim" . Maybe its slow to turn. In containers since Spring 2003 and doing well.

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Sinobambusa tootsik 'albostriata'

 

30 feet

1.5  inch

Running bamboo. Attractive bamboo has leaves with large varigations of white & cream In containers since Jan 2006

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