CLUMPING Bamboos 

Bambusa Oldhamii

Giant Timber Bamboo

 

 

CONTROLLED HEIGHT

15 – 25 feet

UNCOTROLLED HEIGHT

20 – 55 feet

GROWTH HABIT

Fast growing. Broadleaf tropical.

STEM DIAMETER

4 inches

HARDINESS

20 F

(-7 C)

GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS

Densely foliaged, erect clumps. Good for big dense screens.

Bambusa Ventricosa

Buddha’s Belly Bamboo

 

 

CONTROLLED HEIGHT

3 – 6 feet

UNCOTROLLED HEIGHT

15 – 30 feet

GROWTH HABIT

Fast growing. Broadleaf tropical.

STEM DIAMETER

2 inches

HARDINESS

20 F

(-7 C)

GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS

Produces swollen clumps when grown in tubs or in poor dryish soil. Otherwise a giant bamboo with straight culms.

Bambusa multiplex Golden Goddess

Golden Goddess Bamboo

 

 

CONTROLLED HEIGHT

6 – 8 feet

UNCOTROLLED HEIGHT

6 – 10 feet

GROWTH HABIT

Non-invasive. Fountain like habit of growth.

STEM DIAMETER

½ inch

HARDINESS

15 F

(-9 C)

GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS

Golden-stemmed variety with dense, arching growth. Good container plant. Give tops room to spread.

Bambusa multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’

Alphonse Karr Bamboo

 

 

CONTROLLED HEIGHT

8 – 10 feet

UNCOTROLLED HEIGHT

15 – 35 feet

GROWTH HABIT

Non-invasive. Fountain like habit of growth.

STEM DIAMETER

½ - 1 inch

HARDINESS

15 F

(-9 C)

GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS

Branches from base to top. Dense growth. Culms stripped green on yellow. New culms pinkish green.

Fargesia angustissima ‘Green Jewel’

Green Jewel Fountain Bamboo

 

 

CONTROLLED HEIGHT 

12 – 15 feet

UNCONTROLLED HEIGHT 

13 – 19 feet

GROWTH HABIT

Non-invasive. Best in partial shade

STEM DIAMETER

½ inch

HARDINESS

-15 F

(-12 C)

GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS

Green culms and leaves. Good for hedge in partially shaded areas. Water well.

Fargasia robusta

Green Screen Bamboo

 

 

CONTROLLED HEIGHT

12 – 15 feet

UNCONTROLLED HEIGHT

18 – 20 feet

GROWTH HABIT

Non-invasive. Fountain like habit of growth.

STEM DIAMETER

1 inch

HARDINESS

-2 F

(-19 C)

GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS 

Lush, upright clumps. Broad leaf. Needs some shade in hotter climates. White sheathes on new growth.

Fargasia rufa

fargasia bamboo

 

 

CONTROLLED HEIGHT

6 – 8 feet

UNCONTROLLED HEIGHT

12 – 15 feet

GROWTH HABIT

Non-invasive. Fountain like habit of growth.

STEM DIAMETER

½ inch

HARDINESS

-20 F

(-29 C)

GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS

Culms sheaths orange- red. Good as specimen, hedge.

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Phyllostachys nigra

Black Bamboo

CONTROLLED HEIGHT

4 – 8 feet

UNCONTROLLED HEIGHT

10 – 30 feet

GROWTH HABIT

Fast growing. More/less vertical growth. Should be contained.

STEM DIAMETER

2 inches.

HARDINESS

0 F

(-18 C)

GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS

New clumps are green, turning black in second year.

Where summers are hot, does best in afternoon shade.

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RUNNING Bamboo