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Buy Oldhamii Bamboo Plants Wholesale

Buy Oldhamii Bamboo Plants Wholesale

Oldhamii Bamboo is a non-invasive clumping giant tropical bamboo. Buy wholesale plants from Palmco to beautify your coastal Florida, Texas, and Southern California landscaping projects.

Established in Bokeelia, Florida in 1984, Palmco grows 15 varieties of non-invasive clumping bamboos and is dedicated to providing landscape architects, landscapers and wholesale buyers with the best possible bamboo selection. 

Palmco serves the east coast of Florida up to the Carolina Coast and along the Gulf Coast to Texas, as well as many other regions of the United States. 

About Oldhamii Bamboo

Often called Timber, Giant Timber or Old Timber Bamboo, Oldhamii Bamboo, a native of Southern China and the island of Taiwan, is not a timber bamboo. It can, however, grow 50 to 60 feet tall with large 4- to 5-inch diameter culms.   

When grown in a shady environment, new culms are a darker green with silver powder. In sunny conditions, they will have an orange hue. Bambusa oldhamii is one of the straightest growing bamboo species and one of the most attractive and economical screening and wind barrier varieties. It is tolerant of a variety of climates and can handle temperatures down to 20°F as well as short wet and dry spells. Added bonus? The towering bamboo will serenade you with lovely “bamboo sounds” when it sways in the wind.

How to Care for Clumping Bamboo

Different species of bamboos have different temperature and sun requirements. The following information explains 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 your specific 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.

Buy Oldhamii bamboo plants wholesale by contacting Palmco Monday thru Friday from 8AM to 5PM at (239) 283-1329. We’ll answer all of your questions and arrange delivery of your palms and bamboo to your jobsite.




14401 Harbor Drive, Bokeelia, FL 33922
Tel:(239) 283-1329 | Fax: (239) 283-4594

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