Cape Coral Bamboo Wholesale
Located in the community of Bokeelia on charming Pine Island, Florida, Palmco serves landscapers, landscape architects and contractors in the contiguous United States and abroad.
We maintain the highest standards of production quality throughout our growing process.
Get in touch with us for Cape Coral bamboo wholesale that is ideally suited to the Florida climate and will address all of your landscaping needs.
We offer 16 stunning varieties of clumping bamboos, including Bambusa bamboo, a tropical and subtropical species that is ideal for hot, southern climates yet cold-hardy to about +20° F, and Dendrocalamus bamboo, a genus that includes some of the largest, most spectacular bamboos in the world.
To help you care for your clumping bamboo, we offer the following tips for planting, watering and fertilizing your plants. When planting different species of bamboos, it is important to note that they have different temperature and sun requirements.
Some are more or less tolerant of drought or water-saturated conditions but, in general, they enjoy the same amount of water as a healthy lawn.
Understand the needs of your bamboo before you decide where to plant it.
Plant your bamboo in well-drained soil, in an area where it can be watered often. Avoid planting bamboo in soil that stays soggy. This will ruin the rhizome and root system, and the plants will not survive.
Most clumping bamboos enjoy partial shade and can be damaged by too much direct sunlight. However, to reach their full height, the largest varieties need full sun. In partial sunlight, the number of new shoots produced each year may be lower than in full sun, and some varieties will stretch to reach the sunlight.
Ask us about the sunlight and temperature ratings for your zone.
Although most clumping bamboos are very compact, larger specimens will need 8 to 10 feet of spacing to allow for their large diameter culms.
Add composted steer manure and/or peat moss to the planting hole (12 to 18 inches deep) to provide a lower pH for the bamboo than the native soils of Southwest Florida. Place mulch around the base of the plants to make sure they retain enough moisture. Plan on watering your bamboo diligently during its first year.
Adequate water will help establish the roots and provide a healthier plant. Water them daily for the first few weeks of growth. A bi-weekly watering schedule should be adequate going forward, but watch for winter droughts and provide extra water if the plant is dry.
Aside from the initial transplanting shock during which your plant may drop leaves, the plant is not getting adequate water if the leaves start to curl.
Watch for muddy or non-draining soil as a sign that you are over-watering the bamboo.
Bamboos should be fertilized “in small amounts and often” to encourage the best growth. Apply a small amount of slow or controlled-release fertilizer at planting.
Plan to fertilize with a slow-release high-nitrogen fertilizer in early spring, a few times during the summer, and in the fall. Avoid weed fertilizers. Bamboo is a member of the grass family, so these fertilizers may cause the plant to die back.
With over 600 acres in production, Palmco is one of the largest palm plantations in North America.
We proudly draw on the skills of four generations of Florida growers to bring our customers the best palms and bamboos accompanied by unparalleled customer service. We look forward to helping you with all of your Cape Coral bamboo wholesale needs.
Call is today at (239) 283-1329 for more information about our service in your area.