Wholesale Emerald Bamboo Florida
Looking for wholesale Emerald Bamboo in Florida? Palmco is your Florida premier wholesale bamboo grower.
Growing since the 80’s, Palmco has matured into one of the premier growers of wholesale bamboo in Florida. Growing top-notch bamboo for Florida. The bamboo wholesale market in Florida has grown exponentially over the past few years. This rapid growth is due in part to emerging Green approaches to agriculture in the United States.
Palmco has always been a leader in palm tree farming and now looks to be a leader in growing bamboo for landscapers and landscape architects.
Emerald Bamboo (Bambusa mutabilis)
Sometimes called Emerald Timber Bamboo, this variety is the one that most people picture when they think of bamboo. It is elegant, tall and straight, and new culms have a whitish-blue waxy tint and turn a muted green color as they age.
This bamboo variety grows in a nice tight clump that is attractive and creates a dense privacy screen. Emerald Bamboo is cold-hardy down to 18°F and makes an excellent ornamental bamboo. Its culms are about 2-inches in diameter and it grows to a stately 30 to 40 feet.
But why grow bamboo?
Here are the reasons you should certainly consider growing bamboo:
- Bamboo is a giant woody grass, not a tree, and is the world’s fastest-growing plant. Some bamboo varieties are known to grow up to two inches per hour in optimal weather!
- Bamboo can grow everywhere except Antarctica and survive in many different climate conditions, including dry regions where droughts cause other crops to fail. Some dwarf species of bamboo are small and decorative, while others are tall and thick, spreading quickly to create nearly impassable barriers.
- Bamboo can also be made into nearly anything. It is extremely light, has a tensile strength greater than steel, and is very popular as a building material. It can also be made into furniture, paper, fuel and a myriad of other products. When woven for clothing, it’s soft and durable.
- And, to top it off, parts of the bamboo plant are edible!
Here’s the reality – bamboo is manageable!
Many people are afraid to use bamboo in their landscapes because they fear that the plant will spread wildly. Running bamboo does send out vast underground networks of roots and is the hardest to control. The underground shoots can travel as far as 10 to 15 feet, producing new culms all along the way.
By far, the most manageable and non-invasive species of bamboos are the clumping varieties. They stay in one place and won’t creep horizontally more than a few inches per year.
Each new rhizome produces only a single culm, located very close to its mother culm, and the plant is easy to maintain. If you can keep a lawn healthy, you can manage clumping bamboo.
And, Bamboo is Eco-Friendly!
A grove of bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and releases 35% more oxygen into the air than a similar-sized grove of hardwood trees. It does not need any agricultural chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides) to thrive, so no chemicals leach into the soil and deplete its nutrients.
Roots left in place after harvesting help preserve vital moisture in the soil, prevent soil erosion, and will draw water closer to the surface in areas where the water table is low.
Depending on the species, bamboo can be harvested in one to five years.
The roots remain in the ground after the canes are cut and will grow new shoots without any need for additional planting or cultivation. In comparison, an oak tree takes at least 40 years to mature and will not re-grow.
Consider landscaping with versatile, manageable and eco-friendly bamboo.
We invite you to tour our Pine Island plantation to see our vast selection wholesale Emerald Bamboo in Florida.
Call us at (239) 283-1329 to get started.