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Bamboo

Bamboo plants, part of the grass family, have hollow evergreen stems or culms and come in two main forms: clumping and running. Clumping bamboos spread more slowly, as the growth pattern of their underground rhizomes is to expand the root area gradually, similar to ornamental grasses. They can be used effectively for ornamental or rock gardens or as container grown plants; look for Fargesia and Pleioblastus varieties such as Fargesia Simba and Pleioblastus Distichus.

Running bamboos, on the other hand, can be extremely vigorous, making them well suited for creating a spreading windbreak or hedge. The canes of running bamboos are also sent up from rhizomes underground, but they spread more rapidly and widely, sending up new shoots to break the surface in different places. Varieties of running bamboo include Phyllostachys and Sasa. The Phyllostachys genus includes black bamboo plants and golden bamboo, whilst Sasa varieties include Sasa Tsuboiana and Sasa Veitchii.

 

 

 

Fargesia murielae

CODE: 1860

This is an excellent variety forming a dense clump of striking, yellow-green, gracefully arching canes which become clothed in masses of soft, mid-green... More 

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Fargesia murielae 'Simba'

CODE: 1846

This is a dwarf evergreen bamboo with a tight, clump-forming growth habit and low, arching branches. It has the freshest foliage of all the bamboos and... More 

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Fargesia murieliae 'Jumbo'

CODE: 1887

Clump forming bamboo, excellent for screening and hedging purposes. ‘Jumbo’ has light green leaves and beautiful thin green stems which... More 

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Fargesia murieliae 'Rufa'

CODE: 1862

A newly introduced superb medium sized bamboo with narrow green evergreen leaves on light green canes sheathed in shrimp pink on new growth. Ideal for... More 

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Fargesia nitida

CODE: 1848

This is a graceful, upright form of Fountain Bamboo with narrow, canes that arch at the top to give a fantastic, graceful appearance. Canes start of... More 

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Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'

CODE: 1857

Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' originates from the Sichuan province of China and as the name suggests is a robust bamboo with green canes and... More 

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Fargesia Robusta 'Pingwu'

CODE: 1858

Originating from the Sichuan region of China like Fargesia Robusta ‘Campbell’, ‘Pingwu’ has slightly larger leaves and... More 

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Phyllostachys aurea

CODE: 7652

This is one of the strongest-growing and most useful evergreen bamboos available, making it ideal for hedging or screening purposes. It has light green... More 

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Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. spectabilis

CODE: 7653

Phyllostachys aureosulcata is a cold hardy running bamboo with a distinctive yellow stripe in the groove. Cultivated mainly as an ornamental, this... More 

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Phyllostachys nigra

CODE: 1850

An unusual, elegant variety with tall, arching canes that are dark green when young maturing to polished, ebony-black after two to three years. These are... More 

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Pleioblastus pygmaeus 'Distichus'

CODE: 1882

A lovely, compact dwarf Japanese bamboo with tough, bright green evergreen leaves that fan out in neatly-arranged groups, giving the appearance of a palm... More 

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Pleioblastus shibuyanus 'Tsuboi'

CODE: 1852

A versatile, semi-dwarf, ornamental bamboo with fresh, pale green leaves that are attractively striped creamy-white. It has a compact, upright growth... More 

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