Buy Alphonse Karr Bamboo Plants Wholesale
If you are looking for one of the best clumping bamboos for screens or hedges, buy Alphonse Karr Bamboo plants wholesale from Palmco. The bright yellow culms and random green stripes will give a golden glow to any landscape.
At Palmco, we specialize in varieties of clumping bamboo that flourish in hot, southern climates but are cold hardy to about 15-20°F, primarily those of the genus Bambusa and Dendrocalamus. With over 600 acres in production on Pine Island, Florida, we are one of the largest palm and bamboo plantations in North America.
What is Clumping Bamboo?
Clumping bamboo has a pachymorph rhizome system with short, thick roots that grow in a close circular clump, expanding very slowly by only a few inches per year. In comparison, running bamboo has runners that can spread underground 20 feet or more from the mother plant.
Clumping bamboo grows like any shrub. New culms (canes) grow outward from the center, near the mother culm, and grow taller and larger in diameter every year. Clumping bamboo is NOT invasive and is easy to control and maintain. They are attractive plants in any landscape; however, most are not cold-hardy, so they can be difficult to grow outside of USDA Zones 8 to 10.
If you’ve hesitated about using bamboo in your landscape for fear that it will run rampant and be impossible to control, consider non-invasive clumping bamboo varieties. They are ideal as specimens and make great hedges and screening plants.
About Bambusa Multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’
Alphonse Karr Bamboo is a dense bamboo from China’s Yangtze Valley that grows to 20 to 25 feet. It features 1” diameter bright yellow culms with random dark green stripes. New shoots and culms often have a magenta hue when exposed to bright sunlight. Growing the plant in light shade will cause the branches to begin higher on the culms, making the striking colors more visible.
When planting Bambusa multiplex, the recommended spacing should be between 8 to 10 feet, as the plants will grow into one another. The bamboo enjoys full sun to partial shade and has low water requirements. It can withstand temperatures down to 15°F but thrives in hot climates.
Alphonse Karr Bamboo would do well from Florida’s east coast up to the Carolina Coast and along the Gulf Coast to Texas. It makes a great hedge or privacy screen because of its height and width and is easy to trim and maintain. Also consider using this bamboo as a focal point in a decorative container.
Buy Alphonse Karr Bamboo plants from Palmco. We produce only the healthiest, strongest palms and bamboos for the wholesale market, nurturing each plant in our moderately warm, fertile environment. To find out which types of clumping bamboo may be ideal for your landscaping project, we invite you to tour our plantation in Bokeelia, Florida to see our plants for yourself, or call us today at (239) 283-1329.