Where Can You Get Bamboo?
You might be wondering, “Where can you get bamboo?” especially if you are working on a city planning or landscaping project. If that sounds like you, then you need not look any further than Palmco.
For 35 years, Palmco has been providing the very best clumping bamboo and palm trees for our wholesale customers’ landscaping needs. And now, we also offer Mast trees too! We serve the contiguous United States and all of Florida by growing and delivering a wide range of bamboo plants and palm trees in different sizes, textures, shapes, and even hues.
Kinds of Bamboo
You may be familiar with running bamboo, the kind that has a tendency to take over any space in which it is planted. But, Palmco only grows clumping bamboo. This type of bamboo is easy to maintain because it naturally grows in fairly tight, circular areas. Of the many clumping bamboo varieties, we’d like to share some of our favorites with you:
Oldhamii (Bambusa oldhamii) is native to Southern China and is a beautiful, giant, hardy, and low maintenance bamboo plant. It can handle temperatures that dip to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and reaches heights between 55 and 65 feet. This height has earned it the common name, Giant Timber. It is by far the most common large tropical bamboo that is grown within the US. And, the theme parks in Orlando, Florida love to use it.
Graceful (Bambusa textilis gracilis) is also native to Southern China. It’s commonly known as Slender Weavers due to the fact that is does not exceed 1-inch in diameter. The thin structure gives it a graceful appearance that contributes to its name. If you are looking for a green privacy screen, this clumping bamboo variety makes an excellent choice. It grows quickly, can handle temperatures as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit, and even works as a potted plant.
Nana (Bambusa nana) is a stunning bamboo plant from Thailand. It’s considered a medium height bamboo variety which makes it very versatile and perfect for just about any landscaping project. Its thick culms and small leaves give it a unique appearance when coupled with the fact that it arches towards the top making it resemble an umbrella. When all the canes are clumped together, they create a broad canopy, up to 25 feet in height, making it a wonderful centerpiece.
Seabreeze (Bambusa malingensis) another species originally from Southern China, makes a great windbreaker or screening option for your landscaping projects. It works really well in the coastal areas of Southern California, Texas, and Florida and can handle temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Considered a mid-sized bamboo, it can still reach 40 feet in height. And, because there are very few lower branches, anyone enjoying its screening abilities will also have the pleasure of admiring Seabreeze’s distinctive canes. It is salt- and drought-tolerant and can be kept at any height you want or let go to achieve its full design.
Clumping bamboo is a terrific option if you are a landscaper looking for a special plant to create privacy or give a property aesthetic appeal. If you were wondering, “Where can you get bamboo?” or if you have additional questions, feel free to give Palmco a call, Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm at (239) 283-1329.