Where Can I Buy Bamboo Plants?
Are you an architect? A landscaper? A contractor? Are you looking for a breathtaking, low-maintenance way to add flare to your client’s property or create a privacy screen? If so, you may not yet be thinking of bamboo, but perhaps you should be. If you are wondering to yourself “where can I buy bamboo plants?” Palmco is your answer.
Palmco is proud to have spent 35 years providing the very best in palm trees, clumping bamboo, and now Mast trees to wholesale customers throughout Florida and the contiguous United States from our 600-acre palm and clumping bamboo farm in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida.
Our clumping bamboo plants are available in a variety of sizes, colors and textures to help you create magnificent hedges and privacy screens, windbreaks, noise barriers, as well as stunning specimens that will provide visual impact in any landscape.
Is Clumping Bamboo Invasive?
Clumping bamboo spreads very slowly. Each new rhizome produces only one culm, located very close to its mother culm. They turn upward and become canes immediately, grow within a fairly tight, contained circle, and are easily maintained. Clumping bamboo won’t creep more than a few inches a year.
Running bamboo, in comparison, sends shoots out underground, traveling as far as 15 to 20 feet from the main plant, producing new culms all along the way. Running bamboo is invasive and can easily grow out of control.
Varieties of Clumping Bamboo
If you’ve hesitated about using bamboo in a customer’s landscape for fear it will run rampant and be impossible to control, consider our non-invasive clumping bamboo varieties. They will stay in one place, won’t spread more than a few inches from the existing culms, and can tolerate periods of cold weather, including short periods of frost. Here are several of our favorites:
Angel Mist Bamboo – One of our rarest Chinese clumping bamboos, Angel Mist, at mature height, has 3-inch diameter pale green or yellowish culms with dark green stripes and a waxy covering that causes it to be nicknamed Ghost Bamboo. It is a tight clumper with no lower branches and makes a colorful attention-getting centerpiece, privacy screen, living fence or driveway planting. It is cold hardy to about 25°F and grows to a typical height of 35 feet.
Graceful Bamboo – Also called Slender Weavers Bamboo, this Chinese variety is the most graceful and lush of all bamboos. Mature plants are branchless on the lower third of the culms, enabling you to see the attractive 1” diameter canes without having to prune the plant. Graceful Bamboo has an upright growth pattern and is very well-behaved, making it ideal for narrow spaces and smaller yards. It is very cold hardy to about 15°F and grows to 20 to 25 feet.
Monastery Bamboo – Originating in Thailand, this beautiful bamboo has strong, extremely straight culms and 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 a superb windbreak. It is cold-hardy to 25 °F.
If you are wondering “where can I buy bamboo plants?” or if you have any questions for us about clumping bamboo, we are here to answer them. We can be reached Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, at (239) 283-1329.