West Palm Beach Bamboo Wholesale
Palmco in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida offers 16 spectacular varieties of tropical and subtropical clumping bamboo.
We are one of the largest palm and bamboo plantations in North America, with over 600 acres in production.
We can help you beautify your residential or commercial project with our wholesale bamboo products available in West Palm Beach.
Some people have been afraid to use bamboo in their landscapes because of the misconception that the plant will run rampant, spreading far beyond its intended space. This is not the case with clumping bamboo, which is very predictable when compared to running bamboo.
The clumping variety stays in one place and won’t shoot horizontally more than a few inches per year.
Palmco only grows the clumping varieties of bamboo.
The Bambusa variety is a tropical and subtropical species that is ideal for warm, southern climates yet cold-hardy to about +20° F, and the Dendrocalamus variety, is a genus that includes some of the tallest, most impressive bamboos in the world.
Many of these clumping bamboo varieties have only become available in the U.S. during the past decade, providing a new and environmentally friendly component for landscapes.
What makes bamboo environmentally friendly?
Although it can grow to soaring heights like a tree, bamboo is actually a grass. It is also the fastest growing plant on earth; some bamboo varieties grow from three to four feet in a single day!
Like grass, you can cut bamboo and it will quickly grow back.
It’s these grass-like qualities that are responsible for bamboo’s eco-friendly value.
A grove of bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and releases 35% more oxygen into the air than a similar-sized grove of hardwood trees. Bamboo does not need any agricultural chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides) to thrive. Therefore, no chemicals are added to the environment, and they do not leach into the soil and deplete its nutrients. Bamboo grows in a variety of conditions.
It can grow in wetland areas, high mountain elevations, and in dry regions where droughts cause other crops to fail.
Depending on the species, bamboo can be harvested in one to five years for use as a building material, tools, weaponry, food, fuel, and so on. In contrast, an oak tree takes about 40 years to mature.
Depleted hardwood forests can take hundreds of years to recover after logging.
When bamboo is harvested, its roots remain in the ground after the canes are cut. It will grow a new shoot from its extensive root system without any need for additional planting or cultivation. Bamboo’s high nitrogen consumption helps lessen water pollution, and its roots help prevent soil erosion. Leaving the roots in place after harvesting helps preserve vital moisture in the soil.
They will also draw water closer to the surface in areas where the water table is low. In a single harvest, you can get 20 times more building material from bamboo than you can get from hardwood trees. After harvesting, almost all of the plant can be used to make a wide variety of products, from soil-enriching mulch to beautiful furniture to fishing poles to musical instruments.
Not only can bamboo replace wood for so many products, its fibers are far stronger than wood fibers and much less likely to warp from changing atmospheric conditions.
Consider landscaping with bamboo to help protect the planet from deforestation and global warming. We welcome you to tour our plantation in Bokeelia, Florida to see our vast selection of West Palm Beach wholesale bamboo plants and palms.
Find out why Palmco has earned a reputation for the strongest, healthiest plants and the best customer service.