Doral Wholesale Bamboo

Many landscape architects and commercial contractors in Doral, FL, include bamboo in their projects because the plant can grow incredibly fast. Palmco offers special pricing and discounts for clients buying our wholesale bamboo. 

Is Clumping Bamboo Really Non-Invasive?

Doral Wholesale BambooMany people avoid using bamboo of any kind because they fear the plant will run rampant and take over the landscape. This is not the case for clumping bamboos, which are very predictable in terms of size and shape. The distinction between clumping bamboos and running bamboos is how they behave underground. 

  • Clumping bamboos spread slowly. Each new rhizome produces one culm that remains very close to the original plant. The culms turn upward, becoming canes immediately, and are easily maintained. 
  • Running bamboos send out shoots underground, traveling as far as 10 to 15 feet from the mother plant, producing new culms all along the way. In contrast, clumping bamboos will usually stay in one place and cannot creep more than a few inches per year. 
  • Non-invasive clumping bamboos come from tropical and semi-tropical regions of the world. Still, many of them can tolerate short periods of cold climate, including frost. In other words, they are ideally suited for our Florida climate.

Bamboo has many unique characteristics and is often touted as one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. This reputation is earned because some bamboo species can grow by up to three feet per day under the right conditions. 

However, not all bamboo species grow fast. Dwarf bamboo only grows a few feet tall in its entire lifetime, while giant bamboo can reach 100 feet. Some bamboo species grow so tall they are often used for timber production. 

Planting and Caring for Bamboo

Growing cumping bamboo requires loose, well-draining, and slightly acidic soil. They favor a location that gets at least 5 hours of sunlight daily, and they need about one inch of water weekly. When the leaves fold or curl up, this is typically a sign that the bamboo needs water. If the leaves get yellow and drop, your bamboo may be getting too much water. 

You can fertilize outdoor bamboo with a small amount of slow or controlled release fertilizer at planting. The golden rule is to fertilize “a little and often.” Three to four applications per year of slow-release high nitrogen fertilizer is usually adequate.

Palmco has some of the largest bamboo species in the U.S. We grow Golden Hawaiian, Golden Goddess, Graceful, Emerald, Angel Mist, Asian Lemon, and many other species. Our bamboo trees are produced in a large plantation on Pine Island, FL, with state-of-the-art irrigation facilities. In addition, our growers understand what it takes to grow quality bamboo and move it without exposing the plant to transplant shock. 

Palmco is a leading wholesale supplier of bamboo in Doral, FL. Please reach out to us today for a quote.