Gainesville Wholesale Bamboo
Are you considering a tropical look for an existing landscape or designing a landscape for a brand new project?
Palmco invites you to visit us in Pine Island, Florida to check out the many varieties of Gainesville wholesale bamboo plants we offer. With 600-plus acres in production, we are one of the largest palm and bamboo plantations in North America, serving clients in the contiguous U.S. and overseas.
There are two general types of bamboo that can be described by the way they grow – running bamboo and clumping bamboo.
At Palmco, we grow 16 species of the non-invasive clumping varieties.
Bamboos in the tropical and subtropical Bambusa genus are ideal for hot, southern climates and are cold-hardy to about +20° F, and the Dendrocalamus genus includes some of the tallest, most impressive bamboos in the world.
Florida is a very diverse state in terms of climate, containing USDA Hardiness Zones 8a through 11a. The Gainesville area’s humid subtropical climate is well-suited to some varieties of clumping bamboo, but it’s important to select cold-hardy plants that will be able to withstand several days of freezing temperatures in the winter.
Clumping bamboos that are exposed to more cold than they can handle may suffer some leaf and twig damage or lose all of their above-ground growth (in extreme cases), but the underground rhizome systems will remain healthy and send up new shoots in the spring. Caring for Clumping Bamboo Different species of bamboos have different temperature and sun requirements.
Understand what your bamboo needs are before you decide where to plant it and how to care for it.
Plant in well-drained soil, in an area where the bamboo can be watered often but not remain soggy. The rhizome and root system can be damaged by too much standing water, and the plants will not survive. Most clumping bamboos enjoy partial shade and they do well in direct sunlight also. To reach their maximum height, however, the largest varieties need full sun.
Ask us about the requirements in your zone.
Water your new plants daily for the first few weeks. A bi-weekly watering schedule should be sufficient once they are established, but pay attention to winter droughts and provide more water if the plant is dry.
Place mulch around the base of the plants to keep them moist. Aside from the initial transplanting shock when your plant may drop leaves, it’s not getting enough water if the leaves start to curl. In general, they enjoy the same amount of water as a healthy lawn.
Bamboos should be fertilized “a little and often” to encourage the best growth.
At planting, 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. Almost nothing grows faster than bamboo, and Palmco’s plants will provide you a great deal of privacy and beauty in just a few growing seasons. We draw on the experience of four generations of Florida growers to bring the best palms and Gainesville wholesale bamboo to customers.
We look forward to helping you solve your commercial and residential landscaping needs. Call us today at (239) 283-1329 to find out more.