Plantation Bamboo Wholesale
Bamboo has grown in popularity and reached the mainstream landscaping community.
Architects are designing with it. Landscapers are installing it. Homeowners are asking for it.
And Palmco can supply it!
We invite you to take a look at the many varieties of Plantation bamboo wholesale plants we grow that will beautify your next landscaping project.
Established in 1984 on Pine Island, Florida, Palmco has over 600 acres of the choicest palms and bamboos, ranging from the exotic and rare to the most abundant and widely used.
Our 16 beautiful varieties of clumping bamboo range from dwarf to mid-sized to giant bamboos.
We nurture every plant to produce only the healthiest, strongest palms and bamboos.
Why Choose Clumping Bamboo?
Although many people shy away from bamboo because there is a misconception that it will spread wildly and take over their yard, not all varieties of bamboo behave this way.
Clumping bamboos are non-invasive and will stay where you put them!
They have a unique root structure that creates a tight cluster of culms, so they won’t run rampant in all directions like running bamboos.
In fact, they won’t spread more than a few inches a year.
Not only do they make beautiful specimen plants, but they are the fastest-growing plants you can choose for windbreaks, privacy screens, noise and dust barriers.
Are Clumping Bamboos Cold Hardy?
The varieties of clumping bamboos we grow at Palmco are cold hardy from 15-20°F and are perfect for Florida’s subtropical winters.
They should have little or no damage when exposed to low temperatures for short periods of time. If they are too cold for longer periods of time, they may lose their leaves and the culms may die back, but the root mass will survive, sending up healthy new shoots in the spring.
Prolonged wind may cause more damage to culms and foliage than cold.
The cold-hardiness of clumping bamboos will increase as the plants mature.
How Can I Protect Clumping Bamboos For Winter?
There are several things you can do to protect your clumping bamboos from poor weather. If temperatures are expected to drop below 25° F, provide the plant with plenty of water to insulate its roots and reduce the effects of cold wind on its foliage.
Although bamboos can tolerate poor soil conditions as well as no fertilizer, an application of a low-nitrogen fertilizer in the fall can help prepare the plant for winter.
Palm fertilizers work well for subtropical clumping bamboos.
Apply a generous layer of mulch (e.g., straw, wood chips) to insulate the roots for the winter. While mature bamboos are fairly drought-tolerant, regular watering during dry periods will help it maintain a healthier appearance.
Avoid planting bamboo in soil that stays soggy. It will ruin their rhizome and root system, and the plants will not survive. Well-draining soil will help the bamboo ride out periods of excessive rain.
Should I Prune Clumping Bamboo?
Clumping bamboo is quite simple to maintain but may need a little pruning to look its best. After the third growing season, remove older, less productive culms to make way for healthy new growth. Cut off any unwanted shoots as close as possible to ground level, but don’t prune out more than one third of the canes in a given year.
If you want a manicured hedge, prune new shoots to the desired height in late summer and late fall.
Palmco serves Plantation and the surrounding communities, including Davie, Lauderdale Lakes, Sunrise, Hollywood and Oakland Park, as well as customers in the contiguous U.S. and abroad.
Get more information about the Plantation bamboo wholesale plants we grow by calling us Monday thru Friday from 8-5pm at (239) 283-1329.