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we separate our bamboo into six main groups
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Our Types of Bamboo

We separate our bamboo into six different groups to cater to different projects and needs. If you’re looking to create a tropical oasis on a large piece of land, you may like the look of our hardy clumping bamboo. If you’re looking to create some privacy on your home’s property, mid-sized running bamboo creates dense and decorative screens. Whatever your preference or need, we’re almost certain you’ll find what you need with us.

Hardy Clumping Bamboo

Clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of them spreading beyond their assigned territory. Their rhizomes, the underground stems, are quite different than those of our timber and other non-clumping bamboos. Instead of a horizontal spreading rhizome, they are u-shaped making new culms next to the original plant, spreading only a few inches per year, hence the name clumping bamboo.

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September 2009, F. robusta Campbell planted from 5 gallon size, approx 5 to 6 feet tall, planted 4 to 5 feet apart


September 2010, Multiple new shoots in the spring + a few additional mid summer shoots


September 2011, heights of seven to nine achieved in the spring, fence mostly concealed.


September 2012, increased density, height now 12 feet, fence 95% hidden


September 2013, mature 15 foot height, fence completely hidden, neighbors window also concealed.


6+ years, Mature height has been achieved and the bamboo has been groomed nicely to maintain tidy, upright stature.

Timber Bamboo

These are our largest temperate bamboos, several of which can grow over 40 feet tall and up to 6 inches in diameter. Phyllostachys are what many consider to be the classic bamboo – a giant grass capable of forming beautiful, open groves. Distinctive characteristics include impressively tall, robust culms with a pair of branches at each node.

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Mid-Sized Running Bamboo

These are strong, resilient, and generally fast-spreading bamboos which can withstand the heat, cold, and drought that we encounter in our vast and varied climate within the United States. Thick, woody canes (1-2 inches in diameter) with lush, evergreen canopies. Ideal for decorative privacy screens.

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Rare & Collectable Bamboo

At Bamboo Garden, we have gathered many unusual bamboos over the years that may be hard to find elsewhere.

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Indoor Bamboo

A few types of bamboo can tolerate indoor conditions, though most prefer to be grown outside. Indoor bamboo takes extra TLC, but once you get the knack for growing the plant, it can be the center attraction in your houseplant world.

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