|Bamboo Plant Sizes|
|Mail Order||Field Specimens|
|Mail order is 3 gallon and 2 gallon plants ranging from 3'-6' tall that are UPS shippable.||Field Specimens are large size plants ranging from 15-100 gallons sizes. These are shipped freight by Lewis Bamboo. For more information, click here.|
|There are two basic sizes for mail order. The 2 gallon sizes which range from 2'-3' tall and 3 gallon sizes which range from 4' and taller depending on species. The root system is included in the height.|
|Typical 3 gallon plant sizes are 4'+ tall (including root system), with 1 to 3 canes depending upon species. They are removed from the pots and shrink wrapped with moisture enclosed. Bamboo is shipped via UPS in a 4' tall box.|
|All of our mail order plants have been stabilized and containerized to provide you with the best possible plant. Be careful of nurseries who dig and ship plants without time to containerize or stabilize the bamboo. This usually has very poor results. We start with containerized plants like the 3 gallon size pictured on the right.|
|Here is another great example of a 3 gallon size bamboo. Most bamboo species are flexible enough to be bent into a 4' tall box. All bamboo is braced to reduce stress during shipping.|
|The plant is removed from the pots, carefully inspected and wrapped for shipping. We remove the plant from the container and add water, insulating layers, and plastic wrap to ensure your bamboo arrives healthy with a moist root ball.|
|We could ship like others, but our method of packaging that we developed in 1995 is the best and has been copied by several of our competitors. Materials that we use inside and the plastic wrapping ensures your root mass will arrive moist and healthy.|
|Here are some pictures of 2 and 3 gallon plants that have been properly prepared for shipping. We take great care in packaging and 99+% of our UPS shipments arrive in excellent condition.|
|When choosing how many divisions to plant it is a cost v/s time consideration. Recommended planting for screening applications are one 3 gallon size per 5 linear feet.|
Under normal growing conditions, the screen should fill in after 3 years. You cannot over plant bamboo. If an immediate impact is desired, you can plant them in closer proximity, even touching. You can also plant less, it will just take a longer duration to get the desired effect.
Learning how bamboo grow will help you determine how many you need and what to expect from planting.
Click here for more Growing habits
|A fluid gallon and a nursery container gallon are very different. |
A standard 3 gallon nursery container measures 10.7 inches in width by 9.25 inches in height. A 3 gallon timber bamboo will be 4 to 6 feet in height with a root mass 8 to 10 inches long if grow in a 3 gallon container.
A standard 2 gallon size nursery container measures 8.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches in height. So your 2 gallon timber bamboo will typically be 3 to 4 feet in height with a root mass 6 to 8 inches long, 4 to 6 inches wide and 4 inches deep.
|On many divisions if the cane is flexible enough, we bend them over and send you a taller plant. If the canes will not flex they must be topped to ship them. This does not hurt the bamboo as new canes will emerge each spring once the bamboo is established.|
|Field Specimens||Mail Order Sizes|
|Width by Height |
25 gallon = 24 x 18
15 gallon = 18.25 x 16
7 gallon = 14 x 12
5 gallon = 12 x 11
3 gallon = 10.7 x 9.25
2 gallon = 8.5 x 8.5
1 gallon = 7.5 x 6.5
|We ship 5 days a week for your convenience. Below are 150+ boxes awaiting UPS pick up. Each box contains one or two mail order bamboo divisions going to numerous states throughout the U.S.|
|Most plants are shipped in a 8 by 10 by 48 inch tall box. A bamboo cane or canes are fixed to the root ball for bracing. During shipping if the box if flipped upside down, this cane will prevent the root ball from moving and prevent plant damage. You can remove the cane when you receive the bamboo. We can often get more than one two gallon plant in a box because of the smaller size root ball. Below are photos of over 200 carefully packaged bamboos waiting to be pick up by UPS.|
|When you order from us, there is no guess work as to what size bamboo you will receive and how your order is processed. We do our very best to demonstrate exactly what you will receive when you order bamboo from us. We hope your plants will arrive undamaged and to your satisfaction. Any shipment of live plants can be stressful for the plants and this is one of the reasons all our bamboo divisions are containerized and properly stabilized prior to shipping. We also take great care in our shipping process to insure that you get a great plant.|
Orders will ship via UPS ground service. All our divisions are hardened and ready to be planted in full sun. Our field dug divisions are not like some grower's tender greenhouse or tissue culture grown plants. Our divisions are ready to plant in your planting site.
|In 2005 we shipped to 722 cities throughout the U.S. |
In 2006 we shipped to 1121 cities.
In 2012 we shipped to over 1600 cities.
You can go to these pages and see if you city was part of our customer base.
|After this point, it became very numerous and we are happy to help everyone we can. Below photos shows boxes containing bamboo ready to be shipped.|
|One final example of 3 gallon plant sizes. This is a great size to help establish a privacy screen fast.|
If you are unhappy with the bamboo for any reason when it arrives or within the first 30 days please contact us and we will work out a solution. In cases such as damaged plants during shipping you can just email a photo.
Click here to go to our 'Policy' page for more details . Lewis Bamboo Inc. is a second generation company. We are a Federal and State Certified Nursery specializing in only bamboo.
We started shipping mail order bamboo divisions in l995. Our family nursery has been growing bamboo at our farm since 1984. We are members of the Alabama Nursery & Landscapers Association and the American Bamboo Society. Gayle Lewis has been a director and webmaster for the Southeast Bamboo Society. For more information about our service and bamboo plants from customers throughout the U.S. click here
We hope everything will be to your satisfaction. Thanks,
Lewis Bamboo, Inc.