Clumping Bamboo Orlando

Clumping Bamboo Orlando

When you need the highest quality non-invasive clumping bamboo for a landscaping project in Orlando, the dedicated staff at Palmco is ready to deliver your selections on-time, in excellent condition and ready to plant.

Palmco is one of the largest palm and bamboo plantations in North America, with over 600 acres in production. We only grow clumping bamboos and offer 15 spectacular varieties that are suitable for the Orlando climate in USDA Zone 9B. Customer favorites include:

Angel Mist Bamboo (Dendrocalamus minor ‘Amoenus’)
Also known as Ghost Bamboo, this rare mid-sized Chinese bamboo is one of the smallest Dendrocalamus species. It grows to about 35 feet and features 3-inch diameter pale lime green culms with dark green stripes and a waxy powder covering. This tough species can handle a variety of soil conditions. Angel Mist Bamboo makes a strong, colorful ornamental centerpiece and is ideal for use as a privacy screen or an avenue planting.

Golden Goddess Bamboo (Bambusa multiplex golden goddess)
If you need a beautiful container plant for the patio or poolside, or are working with a small lot, Golden Goddess may offer the perfect solution. It grows to about 10 feet tall with delicate leaves and densely packed ¼” diameter canes that turn golden with age and sun exposure. This is a semi-dwarf bamboo; plant 4 to 8 feet apart for a moderate-sized privacy screen that will fill in quickly. It is very hardy down to 15°F to 18°F.

How to Care for Clumping Bamboo

Different species of bamboos have different temperature and sun requirements. We will explain what your bamboo needs before you start planting and how to care for it once it’s in the ground.

  • Plant in well-drained soil and avoid planting in soil with too much standing water. 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.
  • 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 plants and your zone.
  • Use mulch around the base of the plants. If the leaves begin to curl, the plant is not getting enough water. In general, bamboos like the same amount of water as a healthy lawn. Watch for winter droughts, and provide more water if the plant is dry.
  • Bamboos should be fertilized “a little and often” to encourage the best growth. At planting time, 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.

The best way to get information about clumping bamboo species that will work best in your Orlando landscaping project is to talk to us at Palmco. Tour our Bokeelia, Florida plantation or call us at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GOPALMCO. We look forward to working with you!