Plant Directory

Alphonse Karr Bamboo

Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr' is quick growing, has bright yellow with irregular, longitudinal, narrow green variable striping on its 1-1 ½” graceful culms with green foliage.  New shoots and culms are often reddish.  One of the most commonly used hedge bamboo cultivated around the world.  This bamboo makes a fine choice to use if you’re looking to provide beautiful privacy for your yard as it can reach heights up to 20-25’’ tall. 

 

Minimum Temp. 18 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 8B

Alphonse Karr - 15G

Asian Lemon Bamboo

Bambusa Eutoldoides 'Viridivattata' is an eye catching, strong, thick-walled, yellow with green stripes bamboo.  New yellow culms will have pink and peach tones with green stripes.  In its native country, it is highly treasured as an ornamental plant for its beautiful coloration and stunning height.  It’s now quickly gaining popularity with home owners for its versatility.  Can be planted in a row on 3’ centers and trimmed to a stunning hedge.  Growing up to 25’ tall with 1” dia. culms and is cold hardy.

 

Minimum Temp. 21 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 8B     

Asian Lemon - Full Grown In Ground
Asian Lemon - 25G

Bonnie  Bamboo

Bambusa Boniopsis has a slightly small delicate appearance, yet dense and bushy.  This bamboo grows up to 20’ tall with 1” culms that broadcast a small leaf pattern.  Its beautiful deep green foliage has a silvery underside and moves delicately with the wind.  Bonnie makes a great privacy screening where a shorter bamboo is required. 

 

Minimum Temp. 27 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 9B

Bonnie Bamboo - 15G
Bonnie Bamboo- 15G

Chinese Dwarf Bamboo

Bambusa Guangxiensis is very dense with lush bushy growth.  It makes an ideal screening plant on decks, balconies or patios.  It’s also perfect for creating a dense hedge and can be kept to a lower height by trimming the tops.  Untrimmed it could reach 15’-18’tall.  However, twice-yearly trimming to the desired height will help to ensure it maintains the shape of a thick bushy hedge.  Min. temp reports vary, most between 24-28 deg. F – it seems to be a true tropical to us and would likely suffer at temps below freezing. 

 

Minimum Temp. 24-28 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 9B  

Chinese Dwarf - 15G
Chinese Dwarf - 15G

Dwarf Buddha Belly Bamboo

Bambusa Vulgaris 'Wamin' is one of the easiest bamboos to grow and requires little maintenance once established.  This bamboo is compact and perfect as a large specimen piece for a homeowner or a business giving a classical tropical look. 

With its bizarre swollen internodes (bellies), it quickly forms an open, straight clump and is also perfect for privacy.  Dwarf Buddha Belly is slow growing for a bamboo, growing 2’-4’ a year before reaching a mature height of about 12’-15’ tall with up to 3” culms. 

 

Minimum Temp. 27 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 9B

Dwarf Buddah Belly In Ground
Dwarf Buddha Belly Bamboo - 15G

Emerald

Bamboo

Bambusa textilis Mutabilis is one of the cleanest and neatest looking specimens with a very delicate-classic Asian appearance.  It has persistent white powdery bloom at the long nodes with small leaves and graceful foliage.  The canes are tall and straight with very few side shoots so they rarely need pruning.  The space between the culm sections is usually long, which give this bamboo a striking appearance.  Emerald grows 30’-37’ tall and has 1.5” dia. culms. 

 

Minimum Temp. 20 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 8B

Emerald Bamboo In Ground
Emerald Bamboo - 25G

Fernleaf

Bamboo

Bambusa multiplex 'Fernleaf' is known for its dwarf size with slender, bright green, fern-like foliage.  New shoots and young culms are red with green stripes and the red eventually changes to yellow culms when mature.  It’s relatively easy to maintain.  Did you know it’s also deer resistant?  It produces many small canes that gently arch out and develop a dense canopy with a typical clearance of 3’ from the ground.  The canes are 1/4” in diameter and are thickly spaced.  Fernleaf is usually 8’–15’ tall. 

 

Minimum Temp. 12 Deg. F. 
Minimum USDA Zone: 8B

Fernleaf Bamboo - 15G
Fernleaf Bamboo - 15G

Golden Goddess Bamboo

Golden Goddess bamboo has a well-mannered clumping form that can be maintained at under 8’ tall.  It has slender golden culms and graceful arching stalks.  It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to places where an accent of soft structure is desired.  A dwarf form of multiplex similar to Fernleaf, but with larger leaves only reaching about 15’-18’ in height with ½” diameter culms.

 

Minimum Temp. 18 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 8B

Golden Goddess Bamboo In Ground
Golden Goddess Bamboo - 15G

Graceful

Bamboo

Bambusa textilis Gracilis is one of our all-time favorite go-to for landscape designs due to its slim profile and elegant posture making it perfect for tight spaces.  A beautiful, all-green bamboo with leaves pointing downwards, that’s often planted in rows to create a privacy hedge or screen.  For this type of application, they are planted in a row 3’-5’ apart.  Of course, spacing depends on how dense and how quickly you need your hedge.  It also makes a delicate focal point when planted as a single specimen.  Graceful grows 25’-30’ tall with about 1” dia. culms. 

 

Minimum Temp. 15 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 8B

Graceful Bamboo - 15G
Graceful Bamboo - 15G

Kimmei

Bamboo

Bambusa Ventricosa 'Kimmei' starts out with green culms that soon emerge to a colorful ornamental feature of golden-yellow with green stripes.  Like the green form, it will grow straight and slender, given ideal conditions.  Due to its thick, vase-like tightly clumping form, this bamboo is a good choice for privacy screens and hedges.  Like most bamboos, once a culm it cut it will never grow any taller.  This makes it extremely easy to have a manageable screen that stays at the height you want with very little maintenance.  If planted in the ground it will grow to 30-35’’ tall with 2” diameter culms. 

 

Minimum Temp. 27 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 8B

Kimmei Bamboo - 15G

RG Dwarf 

Bamboo

Bambusa textilis Dwarf Graceful (RG) is highly sought after for planting a shorter privacy screen where height is a consideration, growing 15’-20’ tall with the standard textilis upright form and its culm diameter is about 1 ¼”.  This bamboo has pretty canes that are characteristic of a textilis bamboo and should only be planted in climate zone 8 and above. 

 

Minimum Temp. 18 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 8B 

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Seabreeze/Mailing Bamboo

Bambusa Malingensis has a high tolerance for winds, flooding and drought.  But did you know they are more salt tolerant than most bamboo varieties?  It emerges with white powder blooms on green canes and quickly forms a tight, straight clump perfect in a row or as a standalone specimen.  Seabreeze is tightly clumping and great for a quick privacy screen or landscaping pieces and will grow to about 35’-40’ tall on average and 2” dia. Culms. 

 

Minimum Temp. 20 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 9A

Seabreeze Bamboo - 15G
Seabreeze Bamboo - 15G

Timor Black Bamboo

Bambusa Lako is from the Indonesian island of Timor.  This is for sure a beautiful collector’s bamboo and amongst one of our favorites as well.  Their culms emerge green and mature to a shiny black, almost purplish tint, growing erect and arches at the top.  Known for its versatility in landscape, it can be planted either as a focal point, in a row along a path or road, or just among other tropical foliage due to its stunning color.  Timor is a slightly open clumper, grows to about 35’-45’ tall with up to 3” diameter culms.

 

Minimum Temp. 27 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 9B

Timor Black Bamboo In Ground
Timor Black - 15G

Tropical Blue

Bamboo

Bambusa Chungii is a rare Chinese import that gained U.S.D.A. clearance in the 1990’s; also called Emperor’s Blue Bamboo and White Bamboo.  Mystically stunning, its thin-walled culms are covered in a white powder and appears blue when it matures.  This fast-growing, slightly open clumper blue bamboo will grow up to 30’ tall with 2” diameter culms. 

 

Minimum Temp. 21 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 8B/9A

Tropical Blue Bamboo - 15G
Tropical Blue Bamboo - 15G

Vietnamese Hedge Bamboo *NEW*

Bambusa sp. Vietnam bamboo is a new Vietnamese import, similar to Bambusa malingensis (Seabreeze Bamboo) but matures somewhat smaller, overall.  It can be trimmed as a hedge or left to grow naturally.  It’s a wonderful bamboo for creating quick privacy, ideally planted 3-5’ apart, in a row.  The culms are 1’-1 ½’ in diameter and grows to a height of 20’-25’. Since this is a new bamboo and similar to Seabreeze, it should have similar cold hardiness. 

 

Minimum Temp 20 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 9A

Vietnamese Bamboo In Ground
Vietnamese Hedge Bamboo - 15G

'Ice Cream Blue Java' Musa Banana Tree

Musa Acuminata x Balbisiana 'Blue Java' grows so fast reaching a mature height of 10’-15’ and width 8’-10’ and loves full-partial sun.  We’ve planted and nurtured these for months and believe it’s the tastiest of the backyard bananas! It’s soft, creamy taste and consistency is like no other and often compared to vanilla custard.  Producing clusters of blue green fruit, smaller than most varieties, with a white flesh.  Very tropical looking with broad leaves, huge burgundy flowers and we have to mention again, a very tasty fruit! 

Minimum Temp. Hardy Down to 20 Deg. F. 

Minimum USDA Zone: 4-11 Patio  

Minimum USDA Zone: 8-11 Outdoors

Ice Cream Blue Java Banana Full Grown