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  GREEN MULTIPLEX aka HEDGE BAMBOO

(Bambusa multiplex)

This is the basic, plain-Jane clumping bamboo for North Florida. A dense but graceful plant, it is ideal for visual screening, and is more affordable for buying in quantity if you are planting a long hedge. Green canes. In full sun it grows densely to about 15-20 feet; in partial shade it stretches out a bit, producing slightly less dense growth sometimes reaching 25-30 feet.

Field Dug Large 2-3 Cane Plants - $34 (Unavailable at this time; see top of page)   (Note: these field-dug plants are TALL, ten to twelve feet, so bring an appropriate vehicle.)

 

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  ROYAL BAMBOO aka WONG CHUK BAMBOO

(Bambusa textilis)

A visually stunning plant. This is the outstanding variety of Bambusa textilis growing at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville (you have to see their patch to believe it). Grows to about 50 feet tall, with big 2 inch diameter canes.

Perfectly straight canes with long internodes have a whitish blush that makes them look almost blue tinted. Additionally, there are no branches or leaves for the first fifteen or twenty feet on a mature plant, letting you see the beautiful canes without any need for pruning.

Very rare and highly sought-after, this variety must be classed among the "best-of-the-best" of the world's bamboos. We get rave reviews all the time from people who bought this one in previous years. With good care, Royal Bamboo can be sending up full-sized, fifty-foot canes just four years after planting.

3 gal. $48 (Unavailable at this time; see top of page)

 

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  CHINESE GODDESS BAMBOO

(Bambusa multiplex rivieriorum)

A smaller, graceful and dainty bamboo. Grows eight to ten feet tall, with a weeping habit that makes it a delightful accent plant. A terrific addition to yards where you don't want to commit the space necessary for a large bamboo, it adds a graceful, exotic touch without taking much space, and makes an excellent shorter hedge.

Field-dug $34 (Unavailable at this time; see top of page)

 

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  BUDDHA'S BELLY BAMBOO

(Bambusa ventricosa)

A giant clumping bamboo that grows to 55 feet with canes 2 inches and occasionally even three inches in diameter. Canes soar skyward and then arch outward and down in a weeping fashion, giving a mature patch the appearance of a giant fountain of green foliage. Canes are a glossy, dark green, and slightly zig-zagged. Tends to have some branches and leaves near the base, which can be pruned to expose the handsome canes.

LARGE, husky field-dug plant with 2-4 canes $120 (Unavailable at this time; see top of page)

 3 gal.  $38 (Unavailable at this time; see top of page)

 

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  GRACILIS BAMBOO

(Bambusa textilis gracilis)

A smaller form of Royal Bamboo. Grows about thirty feet tall, with canes up to 1.5 inches in diameter. Also known as Graceful bamboo, or Slender Weavers bamboo. Upright-growing and regal, Gracilis adds an exotic touch to yards where you don't want to commit the space for the full-sized form of Royal bamboo.

3 gal. $48 (Unavailable at this time; see top of page)

 

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  BLUE BAMBOO

(Bambusa chungii)

A new introduction to Florida that is much in demand. Blue Bamboo is similar in overall appearance to Royal Bamboo, except that the powdery whitish coating on the canes is even more pronounced, giving them a decidedly blueish whitish tinge. Slightly shorter than Royal, getting to about 30 feet. Cold-hardy to around 20 degrees.

 3 gal. $58     (Unavailable at this time; see top of page)

 

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  ALPHONSE KARR aka STRIPESTEM BAMBOO

(Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr')

A more ornamental version of Hedge Bamboo, this one is just like the green-caned variety listed above, except its canes are brilliant yellow, with green stripes running along their length. An outstandingly attractive plant.

3 gal. $28   (Unavailable at this time; see top of page)

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