Wholesale Bamboo In Tallahassee
Palmco specializes in non-invasive clumping bamboos that are well-suited to the Southwest Florida climate and are some of the most impressive bamboos in the world.
Many of our plants can be used as ornamentals and focal points while others are ideal as privacy screens, noise barriers and windbreaks within commercial or residential landscapes. We encourage you to check out our stock of wholesale bamboo in Tallahassee to transform your project into a tropical wonderland.
In terms of climate, Florida is a very diverse state.
The Tallahassee area is known for its long summers and short, mild winters, with an average of only 30 days below freezing but usually none lower than 20°F. This places it between USDA Hardiness Zones 8B and 9A. There are many varieties of clumping bamboo that will do very well throughout North Florida and the Panhandle.
There are several clumpers that are ideal for hardiness zones 8 and above, such as:
Alphonse Karr Bamboo
One of the best screen or hedge bamboos, Bambusa multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’ is a dense Chinese bamboo that grows to 20 to 25 feet with 1- inch diameter culms. The bright yellow culms and random green stripes give a golden glow to any garden. The culms grow very close to one another and sprout numerous branches from the nodes. Growing it in light shade will cause the branches to begin higher on the culms, making the striking colors more visible. Alphonse Karr has low water requirements and will remain evergreen down to about 18°F.
Golden Goddess Bamboo
This variety is a popular choice for shorter (6 to 12 feet) hedges and for containers on the patio or around the pool. Bambusa multiplex ‘golden goddess’ has very small, delicate leaves and densely packed 1/4-inch canes that become golden with age and sun exposure.
Golden Goddess will remain evergreen down to about 18°F.
This Chinese variety is graceful and luxuriant and one of our favorite bamboos. Mature Bambusa textilis gracilis plants will be branchless on the lower third of the culms, so you can see the attractive 1-inch diameter canes without having to prune the plant. All textilis varieties form tight erect clumps and are well=behaved.
They are ideal for screens in a narrow space or where a strong vertical look is desired. Graceful Bamboo will remain evergreen down to about 18°F.
To protect clumping bamboo in North Florida, consider planting your bamboo in early spring.
As the plant gets bigger, it gets more cold-hardy, so this will gives the plant the most time to grow before winter comes around again.
Give your bamboos the best growing conditions possible, with regular watering, thickly mulched soil, and periodic fertilizing to speed its growth. If a freeze is predicted and your plants are small, wrap the plant with burlap or blankets as high as you can reach to minimize damage during the first winter or two.
Palmco is dedicated to providing quality plants at reasonable prices to landscape architects and landscapers.
When you’re ready to find cold-hardy wholesale bamboo in Tallahassee and the surrounding area check out our clumping bamboos page to see the variety of plants we offer, or visit our plantation in Bokeelia, Florida.
Call us at (239) 283-1329 for more information.