Bambusa Lako for Sale
Bambusa Lako is one of the most popular bamboo species on the market. At Palmco, we offer our clients more than 12 bamboo varieties for sale, including the beautiful Bambusa Lako. Our plantation in Pine Island, FL, features many varieties of palm, mast, and bamboo trees. Many people throughout the U.S., including landscape architects and commercial developers, rely on us for quality bamboo, mast, and palm trees. A typical concern of our clients is controlling the height of bamboo plants. Here are some of the tips our landscapers recommend for controlling bamboo height.
Bamboo Height Control
Many landscapers grow bamboo as privacy screens. To achieve that level of privacy, the bamboo has to be trained to grow tall. To train bamboo to grow tall, remove all dead, crowded, and old culms to enhance airflow and minimize competition for minerals and moisture in the soil.
One of the best ways to control bamboo growth is by managing its shoots. Be sure to break off new and weak shoots during the shooting season to allow the stronger, mature shoots to grow faster. In addition, make sure your bamboo has all the resources it needs for excellent growth, including light, well-drained soils, moisture, and fertilizer. In addition, cut off all shoots that are markedly bigger than you desire to enable thinner shoots to grow.
Top your bamboo trees regularly to maintain the height you want. Topping involves cutting off the top parts of the bamboo culms to maintain specific heights.
Tips for Choosing Bamboo for your Landscape
There are many bamboo varieties on our Pine Island, FL plantation. These varieties are suitable for specific hardiness zones in the U.S., with some varieties being cold-hardy while others thrive in warmer climates. In addition, you need to determine whether you want running or clumping bamboo.
At Palmco, we offer only clumping bamboo because of its non-invasive nature and other benefits. Many commercial developers and landscape architects prefer clumping bamboo because it will not overwhelm their landscapes. A considerable drawback of running bamboo is it competes for nutrients with other plants on the landscape and can easily invade the entire landscape.
Bamboo trees have shallow roots, basically, rhizomes that develop a few feet underground. The rhizomes form feeder roots that spread over a large area underground. The feeder roots do not spread farther than two feet beneath the ground for some bamboo varieties. This explains the two varieties of bamboo: running and clumping bamboo. Unlike running bamboo, clumping bamboo is non-invasive mainly because its u-shaped rhizomes grow upwards and out of the soil into fresh culms. The U-shaped rhizomes of clumping bamboo limit their growth to their boundaries. The anticipated rhizome germination and growth eliminate the need to restrict clumping bamboo growth.
Unlike running bamboo, clumping bamboo is more drought-tolerant. Some clumping bamboo varieties have deep roots to access moisture, while others thrive with maximum exposure to sunlight.
At Palmco, we offer non-invasive clumping bamboo, including Bambusa Lako. Many landscapers and commercial developers find it easy to confine our clumping bamboo in their growing landscapes. In fact, our clumping bamboo is not naturally adapted to spread out more than a few feet in a year, thanks to their short root systems. All the new rhizomes of our clumping bamboo will grow close to their parents’ culms.
Bambusa Lako will only grow higher and is extremely easy to control. If you are looking for this type of clumping bamboo for sale, reach out to Palmco to order.