Bamboos

In general, except for the New in 2011 bamboo, actual bamboo prices are 10 to 15% higher than listed on the website as the web-posted prices are currently 2 years old.  We are working to update the site and apologize for any inconvenience. 

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Grows Best in Part Sun/Part Shade

Grows Best in Shade
Select cultivars of natives to North America

Potentially invasive nonnative in CT area

Another plant group becoming increasingly popular; some clumpers, some spreaders, hardy to zone 4b and evergreen in 5b.  Spreaders can be grown successfully in a confined area such as a deep, sturdy pot or a joint compound pail with drainage holes drilled in the bottom.  Every 5 years or so, pull up the plant, divide the clump into 2-4 parts, and replant.  If you run out of places to put them, you will find plenty of people to give to or sell to at a plant sale.

You can control running bamboo with a barrier in the soil 2 ft. deep, preferably slanting out at top, or by snapping off unwanted culms in spring when they reach 8 – 18” high.

Fargesia ‘McClure’ z 5b
A new clumping variety of fargesia, non-invasive.  This one is very tall – to 18’ high.

BFARMCC……………..………..…………………………….1 gal.  $40.00

Fargesia murali  z 5-9    
Same as nitida but slightly wider evergreen leaves and green stems.

BFARMUR……………….…………………………….…....1 gal. $30.00

Fargesia nitida (Clumping Bamboo) z 4-9   
A very graceful evergreen bamboo to 8-10’ high with black stems, purple culms and green leaves.  Makes a fabulous evergreen accent plant.  Not invasive; a clumper.

GFARNIT…….…….………………….…..1 gal. $35.00…..2 gal.  $50.00

Fargesia ‘Nymphenberg’ z 5       
Another new non-invasive clumping bamboo; this one to 12-14 feet high with elegant, fine foliage starting very low.

BFARNYM…………………………………………….…1 gal.  $40.00  

NEW ’11  Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Aureocaulis’ z5   

Hardy to minus 15 degrees.  Bright gold culm with beautiful green foliage.  Ultimately can grow to 25 ft. 

8 – 10 ft. tall  $80

NEW ’11  Phyllostachys aureo ‘Spectabulis’  z5   

 Hardy to minus 15 degrees.  Same as above but has a Ό inch, light green, vertical stripe on culm. 

7 – 9 ft. tall  $80

Phyllostachus bisseti z 5-9
Very hardy evergreen bamboo, to 25’ tall, with graceful green culms and leaves.  Vigorous runner.  Give it room or plant in a strong large container or barrier.

BPHYBIS..Limited ....3 gal. (to 7’) 2 culms $30;      7 gal. (5-10’) 3 culms $40 (Nursery pickup);      additional culms $12.50 each

Pleioblastus pygmaeus ‘Woosters Dwarf’ z 5-9
2-4” high - a dwarf of a dwarf!  Evergreen green foliage, attractive, neat.

BPLEPWD…………….………………………………….......1 gal. $9.95

Pleioblastus variegatus  z 5                           
Striking white variegation on the leaves of this spreading 18” high bamboo.  If you don’t want it to spread, put an 8-16” diameter pot in the ground, plant the bamboo in the pot, and you will end up with a nice clump.  This variety is a beauty.

BPLEVAR………………………………………………….....1 gal. $11.00

Pleioblastus viridi ‘Striatus’ z 5-8    
Glowing bright gold leaves with variable stripes to 3' tall.  Best color if cut to the ground in spring and grown in the sun.

BPLEVST……………..……………...…………………..........1 gal. $15.00

Sasa veitchii  z 6-9      
2-5’ tall.  Leaves 2” by 9,” green in summer, but at the first frost, the evergreen leaves develop a wide silvery, tan, white border that remains through spring.  New spring foliage will be green.  This is one of the most spectacular of all foliage plants in fall.

BSASVEI……………….……….......………......………….....2 gal. $17.00

Sasaella masamuneana ‘Albostriata’ z5
Dwarf bamboo.  A vigorous spreading dwarf 8” to 10” high with dark green leaves with wide, creamy variegation.

BSASMAL………………………………………………………..gal.  $9.95

Shibatea kumasasa  z 5
Slow-growing running bamboo to 30”-36” in height, 2” wide, evergreen leaves.

BSHIKUM…………………………………………………………..gal.  $9.95