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  ZONE 4  - have winter temperature ranging from  -30 F to -20 F
  ZONE 5  - have winter temperature ranging from  -20 F to -10 F
ZONE 6
- have winter temperature ranging  from  -10 F to 0 F
 ZONE 7
- have winter temperature ranging  from  -0 F to +10 F

      ZONE 8 - have winter temperature ranging  from  +10 F to  +20 F

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Phyllostachys - Large cold hardy running species suited for privacy screens and specimen groves. Several species are noted below in red for screening purposes.  Some 'special packages' with free shipping are now ready. Limited quantities available.
Phyllostachys angusta

Phyllostachys angusta
 
'STONE BAMBOO'

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 23237

Average mature size  1.25" x  22'   Top hardy to -2 F     
 Full Sun Preferred
 
  
     This uncommon species is used in China for fine furniture construction.  It has very strong and hard canes.  Each Spring the new emerald green canes turn golden with age and sun light. The  canes later age to a beautiful yellow gray color. It has very pale white culm (cane) sheaths with lavender veins. There is some beautiful spotting on the culm sheaths. Auricles and oral setae are absent from sheaths.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.
  Some clones of this species are reported to be in flower intermittently without lost of the grove.  Our clones are not in flower and we would not sell any that was.

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2  gallon $20 
3  gallon $49
 

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.       FREE SHIPPING

Large Field dug divisions $125 

 
Phyllostachys arcana

Phyllostachys arcana 
Half Black


Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 77007

Average mature size   1.25" x 27'   Top hardy to  0 F  
 Aggressive in full sun
 
  
     From China, this bamboo has dark emerald green canes with a rare zig-zag characteristics several feet up the cane. Most species with the zig-zag pattern is usually very low to the ground. This pattern is really different and separates this one from the others. The new shoots, during the Spring, are edible and great tasting. Culms ( canes) are green with culm sheaths gray/lavender with green veins. Some spotting of the culm sheaths is present. Auricles and oral setae are absent from sheaths. Sheath leaf blade is wavy. Oral setae and auricles are absent from culm sheaths.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  
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3  gallon $65  

Large Field dug divisions $125

 
 
Phyllostachys atrovaginata

Phyllostachys atrovaginata
 (Congesta)


Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 80149

Average mature size  2. 25" x 25 '   Top hardy to  -10 F   
Aggressive in  full sun.
 
     This  bamboo is sought after and we always sell out each year. One of the few Phyllostachys species suited to wetland sites and is very cold hardy. This bamboo actually has air channels within the roots which allows it to adapt to wet soil sites. Culms (canes) are green, nodes are very pronounced and the canes taper. Very upright culms and often are said to produce a perfume odor within an enclosed area.  The culm sheath is short with a very triangular blade. The sheath's auricles and oral setae are absent. Excellent landscaping bamboo for damp planting sites. When the canes of this species is rubbed it gives off a slight scent of incense giving it the nick name   'Incense Bamboo'.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 5 and warmer.
 
 
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3  gallon - $60


Large Field dug divisions $125
 
 
 
Phyllostachys aurea

Phyllostachys aurea
 '
GOLDEN BAMBOO'

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 75153

Average mature size  2+" x  27 to 35  feet in height
 Hardy to  5 F    Aggressive in full sun


Best Screening Bamboo 

     A prime choice for privacy screening. A  fast grower in warm climate zones, but less aggressive in colder climates. It is growing well in New York's climate zone 6. Provides a thick impenetrable grove when untrimmed. The culm nodes are compacted giving this species a great look on larger culms. On small plants and often on mature size culm this species has low growing limbs. This species is very drought hardy. Light green canes turning golden when exposed to sun light. The culms ( canes) are very strong and upright. The culms sheaths are pale/green to pale/red. The auricles and oral setae are absent from the sheaths.   
     In colder regions, this species forms  tight groves versus the more open groves  in warmer climate zones. Culms are excellent wood quality and the new shoots are edible. In some micro climates of zone 6, this species does not remain evergreen. This beautiful bamboo will drop foliage when temps drop to around 5 degrees F. Canes will most likely be killed when temps drop to -5. Unless temps drop to -30 degrees F. the root system of established well mulched groves will put up new canes each Spring. 
I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer. 

In USDA Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to be over 30 feet. in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 16 feet in height.

 
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Phyllostachys aurea 'Holochrysa'
 'GOLDEN GOLDEN'
 
 NEW
VERY LIMITED SUPPLY
Average mature size  2" x  27  feet in height
 Hardy to  5 F    Aggressive in full sun

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer. 

 
2 gallon $60

3 gallon $80


 
Phyllostachys aurea flavenscens - inversa

Phyllostachys aurea
flavenscens-inversa


Average mature size 1.75" x 27'   Hardy to  5 F   
Aggressive in full sun
 
 
     Get this one and you will have something different. A  collector species and supplies are limited. This one is often over looked by many gardeners. Even standing alone as a specimen or container planting it is beautiful. The emerald green canes have bright lemon yellow stripe within the sulcus grooves. The auricles and oral setae are absent from the sheaths. The culm nodes are compacted giving this species a great look on larger culms with its colored internodes.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer. 

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  3 gallon -$90
Available Sizes

 
Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.       FREE SHIPPING

Large Field dug divisions $150

 

Phyllostachys aurea 'KOI '

Average mature size 1.75" x  27'        Hardy to  5 F        
Aggressive in full sun


     A rare collector species. Right the opposite of ' flavenscens inversa', it is a eye catcher. The golden yellow canes have a dark green sulcus groove. Its highly decorative sulcus groove alternates perfectly. If  you ever see a large specimen of this one, it will set you back. The auricles and oral setae are absent from the sheaths. The culm nodes are compacted giving this species a great look on larger culms with its colored internodes.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  
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3 gallon -$60

Available Sizes

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.       FREE SHIPPING

Large Field dug divisions $150

 

Phyllostachys  aureosulcata -
'YELLOW GROOVE BAMBOO'


Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 55713

Great for Privacy Screening

Average mature size 2.2" x  45'        Hardy to  -5 F       
 Aggressive in  full sun

 
     One of our top picks for very cold areas in need of privacy screening. I have measured this species at 46 feet and 2.6 inches in diameter in climate zone 7. We have customers growing this cold hardy species in parts of Minnesota. The culm (cane) sheaths are pale green with creamy streaks. Auricles and oral setae are present on mid culm. Can be absent on lower and upper portions of the culms. A very upright species at maturity. Less aggressive in cooler climates.  Yellow Groove is from Jiangsu and Zhejiang in east China.
        
     This species is doing very well in the Missouri Botanical Gardens, Logan, Iowa and Grand Island Nebraska. One of our customers in zone 3b/4a Wisconsin where temperatures have gone to -30  reported his 'yellow groove' dies back in the Winter months. It comes back each Spring 6 to 8 feet tall from a 5 year old planting. Reports back to us this year that it is  doing great at the University of Minnesota Arboretum. 

It averages 10 to 12 feet in height by .75 inch diameter at the Denver Zoo after
12 years and appears that this will be the mature average height at that elevation and climate zone 5.

In USDA Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to be over 40 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 18 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 5 expect mature size canes to be 12 to 14 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 4 expect mature size canes to be 8 feet in height.


I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 5 and warmer.   
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 2 gallon - $49

3 gallon - $59
- Sold Out

Available Sizes
   FREE SHIPPING


Large Field dug divisions $90 and up



 

                     Phyllostachys  aureosulcata  aureocaulis 
  
Average mature size 1.5 " x  26'        Hardy to  -5 F         Aggressive in  full sun


 



Phyllostachys  aureosulcata 'Harbin'

Average mature size 1.5" x  26'        Hardy to  -5 F        
Aggressive in  full sun

   
A rare species and and never have enough to go around.  It was over ten years
before I really saw a well established grove of this bamboo.  Check with us for availability during early winter months each year. We ship these out during this time and do not reserve them for Spring shipping.

3 gallon - $120

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Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

Phyllostachys aureosulcata
'SPECTABILIS'

Average mature size 1.5" x 26'   Hardy to  -5 F   
Aggressive in  full sun
 
 
This is not a sales gimmick. We sell out of this one and many others. Check for availability and have several different types of bamboo on your list when you call.

A beautiful  collector
species not commonly available. Very cold hardy with growing habits similar to 'Yellow Groove'. Bright yellow coloration of the canes with the green  stripe in the sulcus grooves is absolutely beautiful.  This species handles windy sites much better than 'Yellow Groove and is at the top of the list on cold hardiness.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 5 and warmer.  

In USDA Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to be over 20 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 16 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 5 expect mature size canes to be 12 to 14 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 4 expect mature size canes to be 8 feet in height with some
top kill during severe winter months.

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2 gallon - $35
3 gallon - $59

2 - 2 gallon (3'-6' tall) - $59

Available Sizes
FREE SHIPPING

Large Field dug divisions $125 and up depending on height and root ball size.
Sale on large field specimen divisions, pick up here.

15 gallon sizes are currently available. These are $150 each.



   


Phyllostachys bambusoides - 'Allgold'

Average mature size  2" x  35'    Hardy to 5 F    
  Prefers full sun


Canes are entirely golden yellow with occasional thin green stripes. I only have a few of these to ship this year.

3 gallon - $75  
Call for availability


Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.       FREE SHIPPING

Large Field dug divisions $150

     



Phyllostachys bambusoides

'SLENDER CROOKSTEM'
Somewhat rare and few nurseries offer
this timber bamboo.

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 146420

Average mature size  3" x 48'    Hardy to 0 F     
 Aggressive in  full sun

Great buy on these large fast growing timber bamboo.


    In my groves and the ones I have seen 90% of the culms ( canes ) are very straight and grow to a large timber size. We have measured the canes of this species at 3.5 inches in diameter and right at 60 feet in height. This species is from Guangdong, China and has been here since 1924. The new shoots are edible and in fact very tasty.  It is  a fast growing giant! Rare in cultivation this beauty looks tough. Very strong appearing with lush dark green foliage. One of the giant bamboo with canes that are very hard, making very high quality wood.  
     This bamboo is highly prized for use in construction and crafts. Culm (canes) sheaths are a pretty green/reddish coloration. The sheath auricles and oral setae are very distinct. It has the strongest branches of any Phyllostachys. As with most other species, the maximum size will not be obtained in colder climate zones.

I have grown this species for years and had several discussions with the knowledgeable Steve Ray and Adam Turtle  thus arriving at the above comments and factors about 'crookstem'.  This bamboo is easy to control with just root pruning and has wide culm spacing in  loamy soil. Crookstem  is rare in most areas of the country. It also has the low limb characteristics on canes under 2 inch in
diameter. So as your grove establishes for the first 3 to 5 years you will have thick
foliage nearly to the ground. You can see this by clicking on the picture and going to our photo page.

 I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.

In USDA Climate Zone 7 & 8 expect mature size canes to be  50 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 12 to 18 feet in height.
 

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3 gallon - $55

Available Sizes


Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.       FREE SHIPPING

Large Field dug divisions $125
$90 each when groups of ten are purchased 


  


Phyllostachys bambusoides
 
'Tanakae'
Very Rare

Average mature size  3" x  35'    Hardy to 5 F      
Prefers full sun

 
  This beautiful bamboo has canes that are marked with elliptical purplish and brown spots. The wood is like other bambusoides and is rock hard. The canes are excellent for wood crafts and and flute making. Click on photo for the picture page
of the unbelievable looking bamboo.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 7 and  8.

In USDA Climate Zone 7 and 8 expect mature size canes to be
 over 35 feet  in height with lush foliage.
 

3 gallon - $105

Available Sizes


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Phyllostachys bambusoides
 'Giant Japanese Timber'

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 1189926

Average mature size  6" x  72'    Hardy to 5 F      
Prefers full sun

 
     This is the mother form. It looks the same as 'crookstem' except larger in subtropical climates and without the very slight bend of the cane on some specimens. This giant is slow to mature. In our experience, we find it best suited for climate zones  zones 7 and 8.  It does not need a cool dormant period like most other temperate species. The only large  groves I have seen of this have been in these climate zones.  There maybe large  groves in cooler climates, but I have not seen them.  Not as cold hardy as the ' slender crook stem it gets top damage here in zone 7  when temperatures drop into the low twenties. Completely  defoliates at around 5 to 10 degrees F.  Canes die from 0 to -5 degrees F. This species flowered during the 70's and into the early 80's.  Mature groves are now hard to find and some sporadic flowering is still being reported.  Some clones of this species are reported to be in flower intermittently without lost of the grove.  Our clones are not in flower and we would not sell any that was.  The slowest of the temperate species to size up in zone 7.

 I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 7 and  8.

In USDA Climate Zone 7 and 8 expect mature size canes to be
 over 70 feet  in height.

  
3 gallon - $70

Call for Availability


Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.      FREE SHIPPING


 
Large Field dug divisions $125  

 
Phyllostachys bissetii

Phyllostachys bissetii

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 143540

Privacy Screening
Average mature size  2" x 40'    Hardy to -10 F  
Aggressive in  full sun

Currently available, 3 gallon sizes, January 1st.  2006

     We have customers through out northern climate zones growing this little beauty.  A very cold hardy vigorous grower with dark gray green canes. Likes most all sites and soil conditions. The culm (cane) sheaths' auricles and oral setae are present with a narrow blade. Mature culms are erect and usually in the 16 to 18 foot height range. Has a very dense dark green  foliage making it an excellent choice for privacy and windbreaks.  Bissetii originally came from Sichuan, China.

This species has been growing for over 12 years at the Denver Zoo.  The zoo is at climate zone 5 and above 5000 feet in elevation.  At this site bissetii reaches only 10 to 12 feet in height by .50 inch diameter. It will remain evergreen once the rhizome system is well established.

In USDA Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to be over 30 feet. in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 18 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 5 expect mature size canes to be 12 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 4 expect mature size canes to be 8 feet in height.
 
 
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2 gallon - $35 - Sold Out

3 gallon - $49
 
Available Sizes

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.    FREE SHIPPING

Large Field dug divisions $120 and up

 
Phyllostachys 'Dwarf' bissetii
                     
 Phyllostachys bissetii
' Dwarf '
  
Average mature size  1" x 18'    Hardy to -10 F  
Aggressive in  full sun 

 
     Very similar to typical P. bissetii, the mother form.  In some sites matures at less height than typical P. bissetii. A very cold hardy vigorous grower with dark green canes. Often matures under 18 feet in height in colder climate zones making it an excellent low screening bamboo.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 5 and warmer. 
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3  gallon - $70

Available Sizes
  Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.  FREE SHIPPING


Large Field dug divisions $120 and up

 

Phyllostachys
mannii 'decora'
 'BEAUTIFUL BAMBOO '

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 128789

Average mature size  2.5" x  30'    Hardy to  -5 F  
Aggressive in  full sun
 
 
     Referred to as  Beautiful Bamboo in China. This is another very hardy bamboo growing very well as far north as Massachusetts.  The new Spring shoots are a striking cream and violet color. Likes all planting sites with very erect canes and supple foliage. The culm (cane) sheaths are dark green with pale green & white stripes. Sheath auricles and oral setae are present, but small. Since it is known to tolerate the hot and dry conditions of Arizona and Nevada we sell out every year.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  
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2 gallon - $35

  3 gallon  $60

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.     FREE SHIPPING


Large Field dug divisions $125 and up.
 
 


Phyllostachys mannii 'Mannii'


Average mature size  2" x  25'    Hardy to  0  F  
Aggressive in  full sun
 
 
     A rare species not grown by most bamboo nurseries.  Beautiful new shoots on this one and it will provide a great medium privacy screening grove. Very fast growing in full sun and loves the watering.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  
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 3 gallon  $120

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.      FREE SHIPPING

Large Field dug divisions $125 and up.  
 
 
Phyllostachys dulcis

Phyllostachys dulcis
 'SWEET SHOOT BAMBOO'


Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 73452

Average mature size  2.8" x  40 '       Hardy to  0 F      
Aggressive in  full sun
 
 
     The large masses of leaves with emerald green slightly arching canes make this one a true knock out! The new Spring shoots are completely free of any acrid taste and are even eaten by some in the raw state. Prefers moist fertile soil. The culm (cane) sheaths are green with creamy stripes.  The oral setae and auricles are present with the oral setae being very wrinkled. Sheath blade is long and wavy giving this species a beautiful new shoot. Culms appear  large in diameter for its height. Great for food production and hedges. Until I receive more feed back from customers as to how it does in colder regions.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.   

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2 gallon - $49
 3 gallon - $80 - Call
  
Available Sizes

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.     FREE SHIPPING

Large Field dug divisions $125 and up
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Phyllostachys flexuosa

Phyllostachys flexuosa

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 52686

Average mature size  2.8" x  31'       Hardy to 0 F       
Sun to Part Shade
 
   
     A  nice sized bamboo that is a fast grower and spreads rapidly. The canes are a deep, dark green color aging to yellow/black in sunny locations. The culm (cane) sheaths  oral setae and auricles are absent. The sheath blade is very long. Much shorter in colder areas and less aggressive.  Very drought hardy and adapts well to chalky soil conditions.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 5 and warmer.  
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  2 gallon -$30

  3 gallon  $49

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.    FREE SHIPPING

Large Field dug divisions $125 and up.

   
Phyllostachys heteroclada 'Solidstem'

Phyllostachys heteroclada
 'SOLID STEM' 
(P. purpurata)

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 128805

Average mature size   1.3 "  x  24'    Hardy to  -5 F   
 Sun to Part Shade
 
     The lower portion of the canes are almost solid. This species has air channels within the roots allowing it to be suited to wetlands. Handles excess water very well and does very well in sites other bamboo would die. The green culms (canes) have very prominent nodes adding to this bamboo's distinct appearance. The culm sheath is green with reddish staining. The sheath blades are purple. Oral setae and auricles are very small if  found at all. Has small delicate leaves.

In zones 5 this species will reach 14 feet in height by .50 inch diameter making it an excellent medium screening bamboo for very cold areas of our country. It will grow in almost any soil type and remains evergreen even once the rhizome system is established.


One of the rare species that  does well in planting sites that do not drain well.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 5 and warmer.
 
 
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 3  gallon - $60

Available Sizes
  
Shipping & Handling  - 3 gal.     FREE SHIPPING

Large Field dug divisions $125 and up
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Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens
 
' MOSO
'
  (edulis)

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 80034

Average mature size 7" x  75'      Top Hardy to 5 F       
Sun to Part Shade

 
     Largest of the cold hardy species, but suited best for the south eastern U.S.  We have several clones of 'Moso' and often have the  most cold hardy 'Anderson' clone
in available.

The largest groves are found in the southeast U.S. Its culm (cane) sheath is very dark, spotted and hairy and easy to recognize. The sheath ligules, oral setae and auricles are very large. Extremely large culms and tiny delicate leaves make this one highly collectable. New shoots emerge very early making this species difficult to grow up north. New shoots are very susceptible to frost damage.


I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 7 and warmer, preferable in the southeast portion of the U.S..  Moso is being grown in climate zone 6 with good results, but it never reaches large sizes.  You can expect 1/2 or less of the mature listed sizes in climate zones 6.  Moso will not survive in zones 5.

Click here for a picture page on other clones we have of Moso

2 gallon -$49 - Call

3 gallon -$69 Call


Call for Availability


Click here for a picture page on the 'Anderson Clone'. 

 3  gallon - $75   'Anderson clone'

Shipping & Handling for each 3 gal.  FREE SHIPPING

15 gallon sizes of Moso $150
30 gallon $450 each

 
Phyllostachys makinoi

Phyllostachys makinoi

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 195284


Average mature size  3" x  60'      Hardy to 0 F     
Sun to Part Shade
 
 
     Another giant bamboo that has reportable reached 4 inches in diameter from growers in Georgia.  This species was named for the famed botanist, Tomitaro Makinoi. It has a very straight upright culm (cane)  with a bluish powder covering new growth. The culm sheaths are light green with brown spots. Sheath auricles and oral setae are absent. Culms have a similar minute 'pigskin' appearance like P. viridis.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  
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3 gallon  $60 
 


Shipping & Handling for each 3 gal.     FREE SHIPPING


Large Field dug divisions $125 and up.

 
Phyllostachys meyeri

Phyllostachys meyeri

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 116768

Average mature size  2" x  33'      Hardy to 5 F      
Aggressive in  full sun 
 
 
     This bamboo is going to move up the ranks in select screening species. Proving to be more cold hardy than reported and growing like wild fire.  I am excited about this one. While typical in appearance, it has the full foliage and low branches like Phyllostachys aurea 'Golden'. Its wood is so hard it is used for tool handles in China and Japan. The culms are pale green turning golden with age and sun light. The sheath auricles and oral setae are absent. The mature culms are upright and strong.

 I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  
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2 gallon - $30 
3  gallon - $49
Good inventory currently available

Shipping & Handling  - 3 gal. FREE SHIPPING  


Large Field dug divisions $125 and up.
 
 
Phyllostachys nidularia
            
 Phyllostachys nidularia
 'BIG NODE BAMBOO'


Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 63757

                     Average mature size 1.5" x  33'      Hardy to 5 F     
Sun to Part Shade 

     Beautiful light green canes with distinctive prominent nodes. This enlarged 'knuckles' give this species true character.  Grows anywhere, but doesn't do well in containers. The new Spring shoots are some of the best edible bamboo shoots around. The culm (cane) sheath is olive green with creamy red stripes. The sheath has large auricles. The culms are almost solid in the lower nodal areas like P. purpurata solid stem.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  
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3  gallon - $55

 
Shipping & Handling  - 3 gal.  FREE SHIPPING    

Large Field dug divisions $125 and up.

 
Phyllostachys nigra 'Black'

Phyllostachys Nigra 

'BLACK BAMBOO'

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 77257

Average mature size  2" x  30'      Hardy to 5 F     
Sun To Part Shade



2 gallon $39 - Call for availability
3 gallon $59
Free Shipping

This is a limited offer and  will be discontinued
 when our inventory reaches a predetermined level.

     This is not a sales gimmick. We sell out of this one and many others. Check for availability and have several different types of bamboo on your list when you call.

This is one of the top five most sought after bamboo we provide. Plenty of pictures on this beauty. The legendary 'Black' is native to Taiwan and China it can withstand temps. to -4 F. Top and foliage damage occurs in the low teens during dry winds. New canes emerge green and turn ebony black within two years.  The culm sheath have wavy blades with prominent oral setae, auricles and ligules. 
     Likes most all planting sites, but should be protected from wind if possible. This is reportable the only species the culm turns true ebony in color. The culms are not as erect as some other species and tend to weep or arch over.

Legging up is recommended and I will be happy to discuss this with you. We can provide valuable tips to help make your grove beautiful.

Reducing the amount of top foliage helps the culms to be more erect and actually makes the bamboo very attractive. The wood is of high quality and used by many craftsmen. Plant in sheltered sites from winter winds.  Mulch new plantings very heavy with 6 to 12 inches. Foliage loss at 0 to -5 degrees F.  with complete top kill of canes at around -10 to -15 degrees F.  This species is marginal in growth height and diameter in climate zones 9.

 I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 7 and 8.  It is being grown successfully in climate zone 6  with moderate top damage during the winter months.

In USDA Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to be over 30 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 16 feet in height.

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15 to 30 gallon sizes are available for pickup or delivery by one of our trucks.
 

 
Phyllostachys nigra 'Bory'

Phyllostachys Nigra 'Bory'

'LEOPARD or  SNAKESKIN BAMBOO'

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 77258

Average mature size 3" x 50'      Hardy to 0 F    
 Sun to Part Shade
Rare collector's bamboo

     From China this species is a  larger relative of 'Black'  with canes  that develop spots of blackish/brown coloration. The canes never turn completely solid black, but have a spotted 'snakeskin' appearance. This is one of a kind bamboo. The dark spots usually appear in the second year age of new culms (canes). It is as fast growing as the mother form Henon 'giant gray'. 

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  

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3 gallon - $80

Shipping & Handling  - 3 gal.       FREE SHIPPING         

Large Field dug divisions $125 and up.

 
Phyllostachys nigra 'Hale'

 Phyllostachys Nigra
'Hale'
Most cold hardy 'Black' bamboo

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S .S-2702

Average mature size 1.5" x  20'      Hardy to  0 F     
Sun to Part Shade

This little bamboo has all the beauty of typical 'Black' and is sought after since it is reported to be more cold hardy than thought. Does not grow quite as tall, but makes up for the smaller statue by turning black much faster. New green culms turn black within months verse the typical which can take a complete growing season to completely turn.  Hard to find and considered rare.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.
 
 

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 3 gallon - $120

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.     FREE SHIPPING           

Large Field dug divisions $125 and up.   
 
 
Giant Gray Henon

 Phyllostachys Nigra 'Henon'
 'GIANT GRAY HENON'


Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 75158

Giant Privacy Screening 
Average mature size  4.5" x 65'      Hardy to 0 F     
Sun to Part Shade

This is not a sales gimmick. We sell out of this one and many others. Check for availability and have several different types of bamboo on your list when you call.
 
     I love this one not only for its size, but also its ability to grow great in shaded sites with poor soil and watering. Known best for its drought tolerance, once established, this giant is one impressive bamboo. From Guangdong Sichuan, China this cold hardy giant has very erect canes. Its new olive green canes turn to a gray color with age.  
     The culm sheath have wavy blades with prominent oral setae, auricles and ligules. Likes most all planting sites. The wood is of high quality and used by many craftsmen. New plantings will have leaf loss at 0 to 5 degrees F..  Older established groves remain evergreen to a lower temp., but will have top foliage damage. The canes have be reported to be hardy in the -8 to  -10 F. range. Root system hardy to -20 F.  depending on the amount of mulch and grove age.

     We have sold and done follow up studies on 'Giant Gray' in several areas of the country. It has adapted well and reached over 3 inches diameter canes in USDA Climate Zone 6.   In zone 6 Cherokee, North Carolina it has reached almost mature sizes in the past 10 years.  We personally have documented it doing well in Las Vegas, Nevada and even the Mirage Hotel is growing this beautiful bamboo and is currently ( 2005 ) reaching 1.5 inches in diameter by 24 feet tall.


I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer. 


In USDA Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to be over 60 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be over 40 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 5 it is being grown to around 18 feet with moderate top damage during winter months.

We have a "Special on Large Field Specimen"  for those of you that want an instant look of a grove. Take a look at the pictures and notice the bluish gray tint on maturing canes.   

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2 gallon $39 - SALE
3 gallon - $75

Available Sizes

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.      FREE SHIPPING      

15 gallon containers with multiple canes 12  to 14 feet $125

Currently available

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Phyllostachys nigra 'Megurochiku'

Phyllostachys nigra 'Megurochiku'
 
'BLACK STRIPE'

Average mature size  3.5" x 54'      Hardy to 3 F     
Sun to Part Shade
 
     Beautiful collector rare species with its black stripe on gray/ green canes. I have two plantings of this species and I believe the site with more sun light is going to have the best striping characteristics. The culm sheath have wavy blades with prominent oral setae, auricles and ligules. Likes most all planting sites, but I would recommend full sun. The wood is of high quality and used by many craftsmen.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  
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2 gallon - $65

3 gallon - $85

Available Sizes
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Large Field dug divisions $125 and up
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Phyllostachys nuda

Phyllostachys Nuda

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 103938

Average mature size  1.8" x  34'      Hardy to  -15 F    
Aggressive in  full sun
 
 
     This is the most cold hardy of the running  bamboo and  the roots can survive to - 30 F. when established and mulched well.  Nuda comes from Zhejiang in east China. It has very dark green erect canes with the powdery white nodal ring present on new growth.  The new shoots are edible. This is the one for all of you that live where it is really cold.  We have two groves of this species, one includes the Darrow  strain from Steve Ray's collection.
 
     You cannot expect it to reach mature sizes in USDA Climate Zone 4, but it is well suited for those areas way up north. Average heights of 12 to 18 feet in climate zones 6 at maturity. The culm (cane) sheath is gray/wine colored with no auricles or oral setae.

In zone 4, Idaho, we have reports of this species doing great. There is some foliage drop, but new canes have came back even when temps. have gone to -30F.

At the Denver Zoo, climate zone 5,  after over 12 years nuda has sized out at an average of 10 feet in height by .50 inch diameter canes. It will remain evergreen in zone 5 after establishment of the rhizome system.

In USDA Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to be over 30 feet. in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 18 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 5 expect mature size canes to be 10 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 4 expect mature size canes to be 8 feet in height.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 4 and warmer.  

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2 gallon - $39 - Call for Availability
3 gallon - $70

Available Sizes
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Large Field dug divisions $125

 
 
Phyllostachys rubro

Phyllostachys rubromarginata
 '
RED MARGIN BAMBOO'

One of our top Screening Bamboo for cold climates.

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 77000

Average mature size  3" x 60'      Hardy to -5 F    
Aggressive in full sun


     This past year  P. rubro was the most sought after bamboo we supplied. It has beautiful green canes with long nodes. Very hardy bamboo that makes a great screen and is growing well in climate zone 5. This one is doing well above 5000 feet in cold Denver, CO.  The culm (cane) sheaths are olive color with fine reddish striping. The culm sheath borders have the pronounced red margin. Sheath auricles and oral setae are absent. The ligule is dark red in color. Handles salt spray well. This great bamboo will provide a screening effect in shaded areas and we have the groves to prove it!   

     One of our customers in Shoal, Indiana reported his Rubro  did not drop leaves at -15 degrees F. from his 6 year old planting. It has already attained 20 feet in height.

Customer reports from as far back as 1998 keep us informed on Rubro all over the U.S.  In zone 6 it has attained 35 feet in height  X 2 plus inches in diameter while being exposed to to -12  degrees F. 

In USDA Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to be over 50 feet. in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 20 to 30 feet in height.
In USDA Climate Zone 5 expect mature size canes to be 12 to 18 feet in height.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 5 and warmer.  

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 2 gallon - average two feet in height. $34 
 3 gallon - four to five feet in height. $49

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Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.  FREE SHIPPING        


Well established divisions potted in 15 gallon containers
Large Field dug divisions $90 each when groups of ten are purchased.


 
     

Phyllostachys stimulosa

 Average size 1.5 inch canes
and 25 feet in height.
   Hardy to -5 F    
Aggressive in full sun

Great for screening purposes under 25 feet. This little
bamboo has shown to be ideal for shorter screenings.
We have yet to see it grow taller than 16 feet in zones 7.

     This great bamboo will provide great mid height privacy screening.   A very fast growing species with prominent nodes. Native to China this species is not common and is being collected by many bamboo enthusiast. Reports are that this one is growing as fast as P. rubro. or P. aurea! 

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.

 3 gallon - $49

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Phyllostachys viridis

Phyllostachys viridis
 'PIGSKIN BAMBOO'
   (P. mitis)

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 77257

Tall Privacy Screening-- Great buy for timber bamboo

Average mature size 3.3" x  47'      Hardy to 0 F     
Sun to Part Shade

     This was my first bamboo love and still at the top of our favorites. It is from China with beautiful new canes being pale green. During the first couple of years the canes will retain the pretty white powder ring beneath each nodal ring. The fastest to reach 3 inch diameter canes I have ever grown. It adapts to heavy clay based soils and the new shoots are edible and delicious! In full sun the foliage turns golden in mid to late summer months making it beautiful. The large upright culm have a minute pigskin texture.  

     The sheaths are light pale buff with green striping. There are brown spots on the new culm sheaths.  The sheath auricles and oral setae are absent.  Very drought hardy and reported to us to be doing great in Austin, Texas with all the heat.  It is just getting established in Nashville, Indiana at this time, but growth looks good so far., but has been top killed during its first three years.

     Some  clones of  viridis have been in flower for over 10 years. One of our clones is not flowering.  The same situation occurred with Ps. japonica 'Arrow' bamboo several years ago.  We have several cones of many species as insurance against such occurrences.  While many growers lost the ability to supply a non flowering 'Arrow' we did not as one of our clones never went to flower. The same is happening with P. viridis as we have two different clones of this species.

Brad, an experienced grower in Nashville, IN.  updated us ( early Spring 2004 ) with good news on his P. viridis. The first winter he had top kill on the FS and consulted with us. He cut all dead culms to the ground and mulched heavily  which produced good results the following Spring. This past Spring and Summer he had over 200 new culms in the .75 inch diameter and 12 foot height range.  He is in climate zone 5b/6. 

Update from Brad, Sept. 29th 2004  One inch diameter canes in the 15 foot height range  in their third year. These have rebounded from total top kill for the past two winters and should really size up next year.

At the present I still  recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  

We offer a ' FIELD SPECIMEN SPECIAL'  with this species when available.   

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3 gallon - $49

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.    FREE SHIPPING        

Large Field dug divisions $90 and up when groups of ten
are purchased
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Phyllostachys viridi-glaucescens

Average mature size  2" x  35'      Hardy to -5 F     
Sun to Part Shade

 
     This beauty is very cold hardy. Its light green culms (cane) are upright in mature groves. New shoots are distinctive with pale buff sheaths having brown blotching. The ligules, oral setae and auricles are present on this species. The culms are very straight and of high quality.

 I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 5 and warmer. 
 
 
2 gallon - $49

3 gallon - $60

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.       $8.00           

Large Field dug divisions $125

 
Phyllostachys viridis 'Houzeau'

Phyllostachys viridis 'Houzeau'
 'HOUZEAU BAMBOO'


Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 233849

Average mature size  3" x  45'      Hardy to 0 F    
 Sun to Part Shade
 

     Similar to the typical P. viridis, but with yellow stripe in the sulcus groove on each internode. Does well in clay based soil. The sheath auricles and oral setae are absent.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  

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2 gallon - $45 

3 gallon - $70

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.     FREE SHIPPING        

Large Field dug divisions $125 and up.


 
Robert Young

Phyllostachys viridis 'Robert Young'

 'ROBERT YOUNG BAMBOO'

Average mature size  3 " x  40'      Hardy to 5 F    
 Sun to Part Shade

     The canes of this Chinese giant are buttery yellow with random green stripes. This little brother of P. viridis also grows fast, but not as quick as  the typical form.  The new canes are light green with darker green stripes. With time, the canes turn butter yellow and the stripes remain dark green. This species also like clay based soil conditions  The sheath auricles and oral setae are absent.  

This species is doing great in the northwest. In Seattle our customers reported that it acts like a clumping bamboo more than a runner. We have no reports from foliage damage for single digit temps.  Our groves have seen plenty of windy winters with temps. into the teens with no damage.  This is a very decorative species and highly sought after. 

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  

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2 gallon - $39 
3 gallon - $50


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Large Field dug divisions $125 

 
Phyllostavhys vivax

Phyllostachys 'Giant Vivax'

Plant introduction number (PI) into the U.S. 82047

Average mature size  5" x 70'      Hardy to 0 F        
Aggressive in  full sun

 
     A very cold hardy giant bamboo similar in appearance to Japanese Timber Bamboo.  Vivax is a completely different species and we are always sold out of this species by early Spring.  I cannot keep enough of this bamboo dug up and ready.

For a Phyllostachys it has very large leaves with deep green colors. The culm (cane) sheaths are creamy buff color with brown spotting. The oral setae and auricles are absent from the culm sheaths. Growing to 40 feet tall on Long Island, N.Y.  It has been reported to handle temperatures to -10 F.


  In climate zones 7 and warmer it is an excellent choice. If you grow this timber bamboo in colder areas such as climate zone 6, expect culm damage from
ice and snow damage. The thin walled culm of this giant snaps with heavy ice and snow form which is common in zones 6, but it will grow to large diameters. New canes will emerge each Spring to replace any damaged ones that might occur during Winter times. It also handles salt spray well and is being grown along coastal areas throughout the U.S.

 I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 7 and warmer.

In USDA Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to be over 40 feet. in height possibly growing to near 70 feet.
In USDA Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 30 feet in height.

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2 gallon - $49- Call
3 gallon - $75 - Call
 

Shipping & Handling  - 2 gal. and 3 gal.      FREE SHIPPING      

Large Field dug divisions $125 and up.

 
Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'

Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'
'GREEN STRIPE VIVAX
'

VERY RARE

Average mature size  5" x  70'      Hardy to 0 F    
 Sun to Part Shade
 

     A rare collector species and has not been in the U.S. long. Therefore, not many groves have been established long enough to furnish nice divisions.  Careful on your source with this one. This giant vivax has giant bright yellow canes, with occasional dark green stripes. The oral setae and auricles are absent from the culm sheaths. There is also white pin striping on many of the green leaves. As always with giant timber species, it is difficult to produce small 2 and 3 gallon sizes. That is why availability is very limited.

I recommend this species for USDA Climate Zones 6 and warmer.  

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2 gallon $59
3 gallon - $105

Call for Availability

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Large Field dug divisions

 

 
P. vivax 'Huangwenshu'

Phyllostachys vivax 'Huangwenshu'


Average mature size  5" x  70'      Hardy to -5 F    
  Sun to Part Shade

This very rare bamboo is always very limited. Just call to see
if  there are any available at this time.

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3 gallon - $150 

Shipping & Handling   3 gal.       FREE SHIPPING

 



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