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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: 1847

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 


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 


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 


Fargesia murieliae 'Rufa'

CODE: 1849

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 


Fargesia nitida

CODE: 1879

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 


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 


Fargesia Robusta 'Pingwu'

CODE: 1858

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


Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'

CODE: 9703

A striking form of bamboo with large, elongated, dark green leaves that have attractive creamy yellow stripes of varying widths. Often considered to be... More 


Phyllostachys aurea

CODE: 9977

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 


Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. spectabilis

CODE: 9976

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


Phyllostachys nigra

CODE: 1881

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 


Pleioblastus pygmaeus

CODE: 6076

A dwarf, semi-evergreen bamboo with slender, erect, pencil-thin canes which are divided into segments by distinctive purplish nodes. It is extremely... More 


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