Estero Wholesale Bamboo Plants
The knowledgeable staff at Palmco in Bokeelia, Florida can help you find spectacular wholesale clumping bamboo plants for your landscaping jobs in Estero, Florida.
Palmco has been proudly growing the highest quality selection of field grown Florida Fancy (FF) palms for 30 years and added exquisite varieties of clumping bamboo to our product line in 2011. We offer 14 varieties of tropical and subtropical clumping bamboo and are one of the largest palm and bamboo plantations in North America with over 600 acres in production.
We help landscape contractors, architects and developers beautify resorts, golf courses, commercial properties, residential estates and more, by providing large transplants and specimens throughout the U.S. and worldwide.
You can source our materials in 7, 15 and 25-gallon containers or as field grown bamboo. Field grown is your best bet when you need instant gratification.
What is Clumping Bamboo?
Clumping bamboo is NOT invasive. It 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. Unlike more aggressive running bamboos, it does not expand horizontally beyond its assigned space.
If you’ve hesitated about using bamboo in your landscape for fear that it will run rampant and be impossible to control, consider our non-invasive clumping bamboo varieties. Clumping bamboo is easy to control and maintain, grows well in USDA Zones 8 to 10, and is ideal for use as privacy screens, hedges, living fences, windbreaks, and to stabilize soil on slopes.
Popular Varieties of Clumping Bamboo
Dwarf Buddha Belly Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris ‘Wamin’): This clumping bamboo features unusual bulges (“bellies”) on each culm’s internodes that make it a real attention-getter. Fortunately, it produces the most consistent bellies in warm, humid climates like Florida’s. Dwarf Buddha Belly grows to a height of 12 to 18 feet and its culms can grow up to 4-inches in diameter. The Dwarf Buddha Belly is a tropical bamboo and can handle temperatures down to the 28-30°F range.
Monastery Bamboo (Thyrsostachy siamensis): Originating in Thailand, this beautiful bamboo has strong, extremely straight culms that can grow to 40 feet in areas where the soil is well-drained but consistently moist. It features small leaves on the top third that create a cloud-like effect. Monastery bamboo is perfect for tight spaces as a specimen or accent and makes an excellent windbreak. It is cold-hardy to 25 °F.
Seabreeze Bamboo (Bambusa malingensis): This variety is a Palmco customer favorite. Native to Southern China, it can quickly reach heights of 35 to 40 feet to form a beautiful screen and can withstand temperatures down to 20°F. When mature, it forms a graceful umbrella-shaped arch and is ideal for hedges and windbreaks. Seabreeze Bamboo is salt-tolerant, drought-tolerant, and an excellent performer in areas exposed to coastal winds. The canes also make those recognizable creaking “bamboo sounds” in the breeze.
If you need clumping bamboo for a customer’s property in Estero, consider Palmco. We produce only the healthiest, strongest plants for the wholesale market, nurturing them in our moderately warm, fertile environment. Call us today at (239) 283-1329.