If you’re looking for bamboo wholesalers with a wide variety of species to choose from, Palmco is the place!
We grow 14 varieties of clumping bamboos that are non-invasive, well-suited to the Florida climate, and are some of the most impressive bamboos in the world.
Consider One Of These Stunning Clumping Bamboos:
• Angel Mist Bamboo (Dendrocalamus minor 'Amoenus')
Also called Ghost Bamboo, this is one of our rarest Chinese clumping bamboos. Although it can reach 35 feet, it’s actually one of the smallest of the Dendrocalamus species. It has 3-inch diameter pale lime green culms with dark green stripes and a waxy powdery covering that gives it a ghostly look. Angel Mist Bamboo makes an eye-catching ornamental centerpiece, privacy screen or driveway planting.
• Graceful Bamboo (Bambusa textilis gracilis)
Another Chinese variety, also called Slender Weavers Bamboo, this is the most graceful and lush of all bamboos. Mature plants will be branchless on the lower third of the culms, so you can see the attractive 1” diameter canes without having to prune the plant. Graceful Bamboos have an upright growth pattern and are very well-behaved, making them ideal for narrow spaces and smaller yards. Graceful Bamboos are very cold hardy to about 15°F and grow to 20 to 25 feet.
• Timor Black Bamboo (Bambusa lako)
Timor Black Bamboo, from the Indonesian island of Timor, is one of the most striking landscaping bamboos. The mature plant has shiny ebony canes with thin green stripes and medium bright green leaves. The canes are about 3” in diameter, and this variety grows to about 30 feet outside the tropics. Leaves grow only on the upper half of the plant, so it will work well when you need height and still enable you to enjoy the beautiful culms. This clumping bamboo can tolerate cold to about 27 degrees F, but the cold does not affect the roots.
Caring For Your Clumping Bamboo
Different species of bamboos have different temperature and sun requirements.
We can explain what your bamboo needs before you start planting and how to care for it once it’s in the ground.
- The rhizome and root system of bamboo can be damaged by too much standing water, and the plants won’t thrive. Plant in well-drained soil and avoid planting in soil that stays soggy.
- Most clumping bamboos prefer partial shade for at least some part of the day. However, the largest varieties need full sun to reach their maximum height. Ask us about the sunlight and temperature ratings for plants and your zone.
- Water newly planted bamboos a couple of times per week if the weather is mild, or three to four times if the weather is hot or windy. Watch for winter droughts and provide more water if the plant is dry.
- Use mulch around the base of the plants. If the leaves start to curl, the plant is not getting enough water. In general, bamboo likes the same amount of water as a healthy lawn.
- If you’re planting bamboo that is taller than about 15 feet, you may need to stake the plant during the first year until its root mass gets established.
- Bamboos should be fertilized “a little and often” to encourage the best growth. At planting, apply a small amount of slow -release high-nitrogen fertilizer and then apply it again in early spring, a couple of times during the summer, and in the fall.
With more than 600 acres in production, Palmco is one of North America’s premier bamboo and palm tree wholesalers.
Call us at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GOPALMCO.
Our bamboo experts are always available to answer your questions and help you find plants for your landscaping project.