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
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|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
Same as nitida but slightly wider evergreen leaves and green stems.
nitida (Clumping Bamboo) z
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.
Another new non-invasive clumping bamboo; this one to 12-14 feet high with elegant, fine foliage starting very low.
Hardy to minus 15 degrees.
Bright gold culm with beautiful green foliage.
Ultimately can grow to 25 ft.
8 10 ft. tall
7 9 ft. tall
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.
....3 gal. (to 7) 2 culms
7 gal. (5-10) 3 culms $40 (Nursery pickup);
additional culms $12.50 each
pygmaeus Woosters Dwarf z
2-4 high - a dwarf of a dwarf! Evergreen green foliage, attractive, neat.
Striking white variegation on the leaves of this spreading 18 high bamboo. If you dont 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.
viridi Striatus z
Glowing bright gold leaves with variable stripes to 3' tall. Best color if cut to the ground in spring and grown in the sun.
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.