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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.




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 


Pleioblastus viridistriatus (auricomus)

CODE: 1854

This is a beautiful, compact, evergreen, semi-dwarf bamboo whose large, green-striped, bright golden-yellow leaves give it a tropical appearance. Perfect... More 


Sasa tsuboiana

CODE: 7876

This is an attractive, plain-green, spreading evergreen bamboo with large, narrow, elongated leaves that come to a fine tip. It forms a lovely, solid... More 


Sasaella masamuneana 'Albostriata'

CODE: 9835

Albostriata  is an evergreen bamboo forming a loose spreading clump of thin canes with variegated white and green striped leaves. Can be... More 


Shibataea kumasaca

CODE: 1855

This is a beautiful bamboo with a leaf arrangement like no other, giving it a unique visual appearance. Specifically suited to warmer climates such as... More 


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