Bamboo Species

All non-invasive clumpers

To order / enquire, email Charlie on – bambooplantsnz@gmail.com

These bamboo plants are very fast growing, in healthy conditions, these mostly double in size each year in the shooting season (culm height and diameter) until full-size (mostly 3 – 5 years)

Plant spacing for screening, should be the same distance apart as the space you have available/the width you would like them to grow.

 

Bambusa multiplex ‘Albo Striata’ – Cream-stripe bamboo

price – $45 + GST each, PB8 size – AVAILABLE

  • min temp – -12 c
  • origin – China
  • height of current plants – 1m
  • full height – 5 – 6m
  • culm diameter – 2.5cm
  • good general clump width – 1m
  • reduced clump width – 40 – 50cm
  • mid-size subtropical clumper
    small leaves, attractive green canes with cream/yellow stripes, makes great mid-height screen, can be trimmed easily.
    prefers moist, well drained, fertile soil.

Bambusa multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’ – Green-stripe Bamboo

price – $35 + GST each, PB8 size – AVAILABLE

  • min temp –  -12 c
  • origin – China
  • height of current plants – 0.5 – 1m
  • full height – 4 – 5m
  • culm diameter – 2.5cm
  • good general clump width – 1m
  • reduced clump width – 40 – 50cm
  • mid-size subtropical clumper
    small leaves, attractive bright yellow canes with green stripes, new shoots and growth is bright red – pink (this is a very colourful bamboo). makes great mid-height screen, can be trimmed easily.
    prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil.

 

Bambusa multiplex ‘Golden Goddess’

price – $35 + GST each, PB8 size – AVAILABLE

  • min temp –  -12 c
  • origin – China
  • height of current plants – 0.5 – 1m
  • full height – 3 – 4m
  • culm diameter – 1cm
  • good general clump width – 1m
  • reduced clump width – 20 – 40cm
  • small subtropical clumper
    This bamboo is generally an all green bamboo, despite the name. Canes exposed to a lot of direct sun will turn gold, but most – all of the green bamboos do that.
    small leaves, green canes turn gold in full sun, makes a great low screen, can be trimmed easily.
    prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil.

Bambusa oldhamii

price – $35 + GST each, PB8 size – AVAILABLE

  • min temp –  -6 c
  • origin – southern China
  • height of current plants – 0.5 – 1m
  • full height – 10 – 15m
  • culm diameter – 5-10cm
  • good general clump width – 2 – 3m
  • reduced clump width – 1.5 – 2m
  • most popular and toughest giant tropical clumper in NZ
    very straight and tall, bold dark green leaves, short branches. excellent tall, fast screen & windbreak, planted at 2-3m spacings (less for very urgent)
    A very useful all rounder as a bamboo
    fantastic straight strong poles & edible shoots.
    prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil.

Bambusa textilis var. gracilis – Slender Weavers Bamboo

price – $45 + GST each, PB8 size – AVAILABLE IN MARCH

  • min temp – -7 c
  • origin – China
  • height of current plants – 1m
  • full height – 6 – 8m
  • culm diameter – 3cm
  • good general clump width – 1m+
  • reduced clump width – 30 – 40cm
  • mid-size subtropical clumper
    Very beautiful, fantastic for privacy screening, new canes have blue powdering, easily able to trimmed, can be crammed into very narrow spaces without restricting their capacity to gain height.
    graceful habit, small leaves, makes great mid height screen.
    good straight slender canes for garden stakes, very thin-walled, makes excellent flexible splits.
    prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil.

Dendrocalamus Latiflorus – Taiwan Giant

price – $160 + GST each, PB28 size –  AVAILABLE

  • min temp –  -4 c
  • origin – southern China
  • height of current plants – 0.5 – 1m
  • full height – 15 – 25m
  • culm diameter – 10 – 20cm
  • good general clump width – 3 – 6m +
  • reduced clump width – 2 – 3m
  • Enormous tropical clumper, largest giant bamboo in NZ.
    Absolutely spectacular, huge long leaves, makes excellent specimen plantings and groves.
    Very large, superior structural poles & edible shoots.
    Demands best conditions and lots of space, needs shelter, prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil.

 

Drepanostachyum falcatum – Fairy Bamboo

price – $20 + GST each, PB8 size – OUT OF STOCK

  • min temp –  -7 c
  • origin – Himalayas
  • height of current plants – 1m
  • full height – 3 – 4m
  • culm diameter – 1cm
  • previously wrongly named Bambusa gracilis. Also known as Himalayan Weeping Bamboo.
    Small mountain clumper.
    fine feathery, light green foliage with long arching canes, ideal for low screening, excellent ornamental.
    Best for protected spots and partial shade. Prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – This species is due to flower and set seed shortly (next few or so years), which means plants should end up dying afterwards, new seedlings could possibly come up after that. Such a beautiful species, but goes through this flowering cycle every 15 years.

 

Fargesia Nitida – Fountain Bamboo

price – $35 + GST each, PB8 size – OUT OF STOCK

  • min temp –  -20 c or lower
  • origin – Alpine conifer forests in China
  • height of current plants – 1m
  • full height – 2 – 4m
  • culm diameter – 1cm
  • Small mountain clumper.
    Beautiful small bamboo, worlds most cold tolerant bamboo, would be best for partial shade. Seems it can easily be kept narrow and upright, or left to become a big arching fountain like clump. Great for low screening or as an ornamental.
    Best for protected spots and partial shade. Prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil.

Himalayacalamus hookerianus – Blue Bamboo

price – $65 + GST each, PB8 size – AVAILABLE NEXT SEPTEMBER

  • min temp –  -7 c
  • origin – Himalayas
  • height of current plants – 1m+
  • full height –  6 – 8m
  • culm diameter – 3cm
  • good general clump width – 1m+
  • reduced clump width – 30 – 40cm
  • Midsize mountain clumper.
    Simply gorgeous graceful habit, fine feathery, dark green foliage, new, shaded canes are powdery blue, canes exposed to lots of sun can mature to bright red. makes good mid-height screen or, a specimen planting. Very excellent ornamental, good screening but maybe slower to do the job than the Slender Weavers, although if in happy conditions these will still grow very fast.
    Best for protected spots and partial shade. Prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil.

 

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