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Each Bamboo listed is annotated for its potential maximum height, diameter, minimum temperature in degrees Fahrenheit (below which top damage occurs), and sun/shade requirements (1 = full shade, 5 = full sun). Availability is as of August, 1998. Most of the listed Bamboos can perform at smaller sizes as herbaceous perennials with adequate mulch in areas where the tops are killed regularly by low winter temperatures. Note that when they are top killed, the Bamboos will come back smaller than they were and take a few years to size back up.

Where possible, we have used what we believe to be the most botanically valid and scientifically accurate nomenclature. However, on some of our newer acquisitions where the name is in some doubt, we have used the name under which we received the material. The same holds true for the performance annotations. As we learn more we will update appropriately.


V = Variegated (leaf and/or culm)
+ = Wholesale quantities available
o = Available in small quantities only
- = Rare, propagated to order
x = Flowering (not available)
? = New acquisition, performance unknown
All our Bamboos are hand dug. We specialize in large landscape-ready, stabilized B&B field divisions. Some containerized material may be on hand, especially ground covers. Inquire for propagation or conservation grade plants.


Bamboo Under Cultivation, August, 1998

Species
Height
Diameter
Min. Temp.
Exposure
Availability
Arundinaria amabilis
50'
2 1/2"
10°F.
5
-
A. funghomii
30'
1 1/4"
0°F.
3 to 5
o

A. gigantea 'Macon

    A.g. various ecotypes including ssp. tecta

20'
1"
-20°F.
3 to 5
+
A. purpurea
(?)
(?)
(?)
2 to 3
-

 

 

 

 

 
 
Bambusa glaucescens (syn. multiplex)
35'
1 1/2"
15°F.
4 to 5
o

    B. g. 'Alfonse Karr' V

35'
1 1/2"
15°F.
4 to 5
o

    B. g. 'Alfonse Karr' midori V

(?)
(?)
(?)
4 to 5
o

    B. g. 'Golden Goddess'

10'
1/2"
15°F.
4 to 5
o

    B. g. 'Riviereorum'

6'
1/4"
1 2°F.
4 to 5
o

    B. g. 'Stripestem Fernleaf' V

20'
1/2"
12°F
4 to 5
o

    B. g. 'Tiny Ferm'

3'
1/8"
15°F.
4 to 5
o
B. textilis
40'
2"
13°F.
4 to 5
o
B. ventricosa
55'
2 1/4'
15°F.
4 to 5
o

 

 

 

 

 
 
Bashania fargesii
30'
2"
0°F.
3 to 4
-

 

 

 

 

 
 
Brachystachyum densiflorum
6 1/2'
3/8"
10°F.
3 to 4
o

    B.d. villosum

10'
1/2"
0°F.
3 to 4
-
B. densifolia
(?)
(?)
(?)
(?)
(?)

 

 

 

 

 
 
Chimonobambusa marmorea
6'
1/2"
15°F.
4 to 5
-

    C. m. varicgata V

6'
1/2"
15°F.
4 to 5
-

 

 

 

 

 
 
Drepanostachyum khasianum
12'
1/2"
15°F.
3 to 4
-

 

 

 

 

 
 
Fargesia adpressa
18'
1 1/4"
(?)
2 to 3
-
F. dracocephalum
16'
3/4"
-10°F.
2 to 3
-
F. fungosa
20'
1"
15°F.
2 to 3
-
F. murielae
15'
1/2"
-20°F.
2 to 3
-
F. nitida
12'
1/2"
-20°F.
2 to 3
-

    F. n. 'anceps'

12'
1/2"
-20°F.
2 to 3
-

    F. n. 'deBender'

12'
1/4"
-20°F.
2 to 3
-

    F. n. 'Eisenach'

6'
1/4"
-20°F.
2 to 3
-

    F. n. 'Nymphenburg'

12'
1/2"
-20°F.
2 to 3
-
F. robusta
20'
1"
0°F.
2 to 3
-

 

 

 

 

 
 
Hibanobambusa tranquilans
16'
1 1/4"
0°F.
3 to 4
o
H. t. 'Shiroshima' V
16'
1 1/4"
0°F.
3 to 4
o

 

 

 

 

 
 
Indocalamus latifolius
6'
1 1/4"
0°F.
3 to 4
-
I. l. 'solidus'
10'
1/2"
-5°F.
3 to 4
-
I. Iongiauritis
5'
3/8"
0°F.
3 to 4
-
I. tessellatus
10'
1/2"
-15°F.
3 to 4
o

 

 

 

 

 
 
Phyllostachys acuta
25'
2 1/2"
0°F.
3 to 5
-
P. angusta
22'
1 1/4"
0°F.
4 to 5
o
P. arcana
27'
1 1/4"
0°F
4 to 5
o
P. atrovaginata (was P. congesta)
25'
2 1/4"
-10°F
4 to 5
o
P. aurea
30'
2"
0°F
4 to 5
+

    P. a. 'Albovariegata' V

27'
1 3/4"
0°F.
4 to 5
x

    P. a. 'Flavescens-inversa' V

27'
1 3/4"
0°F.
4 to 5
o

    P. a. 'Holochrysa' V

27'
1 3/4"
0°F.
3 to 5
-

    P. a. 'Koi' V

27'
1 3/4"
0°F.
3 to 5
-

    P. a. 'Takamurai' V

35'
3"
0°F.
4 to 5
-
P. aureosulcata V
40'
2 1/2"
-10°F.
4 to 5
+

    P. a. 'Alata'

30'
2"
-5°F.
4 to 5
-

    P. a. 'Aureocaulis' V

26'
1/1/2"
-5°F.
4 to 5
o

    P. a. 'Harbin'

26'
1/1/2"
-5°F.
4 to 5
o

    P. a. f. nigra

(?)
(?)
(?)
(?)
-

    P. a. 'Spectabilis' V

26'
1 1/2"
-5°F.
4 to 5
o
P. bambusoides
72'
6"
5°F.
4 to 5
+

    P. b. 'All Gold' V

35'
2"
5°F.
4 to 5
-

    P. b. 'Castillon' V

35'
2"
5°F.
4 to 5
-

    P. b. 'Castillon inversa' V

35'
2"
5°F.
4 to 5
-

    P. b. 'Marliacea'

10'
1"
5°F.
4 to 5
-

    P. b. 'Slender Crookstem'

48'
3"
0°F.
4 to 5
-

    P. b. 'White Crookstem'

48'
3"
0°F.
4 to 5
-
P. bissetii
40'
2"
-15°F.
4 to 5
+
P. bissetii (dwarf ?)
25'
1 1/2"
-15°F.
4 to 5
o
P. decora
30'
1 1/2"
-10°F.
4 to 5
o
P. dulcis
40'
2 3/4"
0°F.
4 to 5
+
P. elegans
32'
2 1/4"
0°F.
4 to 5
o
P. flexuosa
31'
2 3/4"
-10°F.
4 to 5
x
P. glauca
34'
2"
0°F.
4 to 5
+

    P. g. 'Notso'

34"
2"
-5°F.
4 to 5
o

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