Bamboo Plants For Sale In Cape Coral

Bamboo Plants For Sale In Cape Coral

The weather in Cape Coral, Florida is notable for its average of 355 sunny days each year.

With lows rarely dipping below 50°F, it’s an ideal climate for most species of tropical and subtropical clumping bamboos.

At Palmco on Pine Island, you will find 16 stunning varieties of bamboo plants for sale in Cape Coral to meet all of your landscaping needs.

If you’ve hesitated about whether or not to use bamboo in your landscape for fear that it will run rampant and be impossible to control, we hope you will consider our non-invasive clumping bamboo varieties.

They will stay in one place and won’t spread more than a few inches per year.

At Palmco, you’ll find one of the most prolific species of clumping bamboo (Seabreeze), as well as the variety that produces the largest diameter culms (3" to 4" diameter) the fastest (Oldhamii).

The varieties of clumping bamboos we grow at Palmco are cold hardy to 15-20°F and are perfect for Florida’s subtropical winters.

They should have little or no damage even when exposed to short periods of frost. If they are too cold for long, they may lose their leaves and the culms may die back, but the root mass will survive, sending up healthy new shoots in the spring.

What are the benefits of clumping bamboo?

  • Clumping bamboos generally spread very slowly.  Each new rhizome produces only one culm, located very close to its mother culm. They turn upward, becoming canes immediately, and are easily maintained.
  • Clumping bamboos won’t creep more than a few inches per year. Running bamboos, in contrast, send shoots out underground, traveling as far as 10 to 15 feet from the main plant, producing new culms all along the way. Runners can easily grow out of control.
  • Non-invasive clumping bamboos originate in tropical and semi-tropical regions of the world, but many of them can tolerate periods of cold climate, including short periods of frost. They grow very well in hardiness zones 8 to 10.

Below are a few of our favorite varieties of clumping bamboo:

Angel Mist (Dendrocalamus minor ‘Amoenus’)

This is one of our rarest Chinese clumping bamboos. Although it grows to a typical height of 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 earn it the nickname of Ghost Bamboo.

It makes a colorful attention-getting centerpiece, privacy screen, living fence or driveway planting.

Emerald Bamboo (Bambusa mutabilis)

This variety is the one most people picture when they think of bamboo. It is elegant, tall and straight, and new culms feature a whitish-blue waxy tint that turns a muted green color as they age. The culms are about 2-inches in diameter and the plant grows to a stately height of 30 to 40 feet.

It makes an excellent ornamental specimen and creates an attractive, dense privacy screen or windbreak.

Nana Bamboo (Bambusa nana)

Originating from Thailand, this stunning bamboo is a beautiful ornamental with very small leaves, an upright growth habit and thick culms. It is naturally branchless near the ground and tends to arch at the top, creating a feathery, delicate umbrella-like canopy.

Nana’s medium height (to 25 feet) makes a beautiful statement in any landscape.

The best way to find out about these and other bamboo plants for sale in Cape Coral is to pay a visit to our 600+ acre plantation in Bokeelia, Florida.

Call us at (239) 283-1329 to learn more about non-invasive clumping bamboo, of which many species have only become available in the U.S. during the past decade.

We look forward to helping you transform your landscape into a tropical paradise!