Do not expect to be "wowed" by the
appearance of the small potted plants for sale at our nursery! You are paying for what the plants will turn into,
not what they look like now.
Our plants are healthy and are an excellent way to establish
beautiful stands of bamboo in your landscape. But bamboos don't really
develop their full grandeur and magnificence until they've been in the
ground a couple of years.
plants don't look impressive, they don't give you much idea of
what they will grow into, and many species look quite similar to one
another as small potted plants (whereas once they've been in the
ground a couple of years, the unique characters of each type become
Do yourself a favor and try to figure out what kind(s) of bamboo you want before
coming to the nursery. Check out the pictures and descriptions on this
website, call or email us to discuss your needs. If you come to the
nursery expecting to decide what kind
of bamboo to get based on what you see here, the nursery plants won't
help you much in deciding! We're working on planting out specimen
plants in the ground of all our varieties at our new location, but it
will be a couple of years before they look like much.
To really get an idea of what these species will look like
as mature plants, visit Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville to see
big, mature specimens in person. There is no substitute for standing
under a giant, clumping bamboo, gazing upward in awe.
Three-gallon sized plants will usually fit entirely within a standard
passenger vehicle, especially if laid horizontally with the pots set
where the front passenger's feet would be, and the tops fed back through
the middle of the vehicle. When picking up either large quantities or
large plants, a pickup truck works very well, if you have access to one.
For very tall plants, the tops can extend horizontally out the back of
the car or truck bed; if you'll be going over about 50 MPH, it's a good
idea to bring a sheet and some rope to wrap any exposed tips to prevent
foliage from being torn up in the wind.
Our nursery is located in Citra, Florida (halfway between
Ocala and Gainesville) and is open by appointment only. Call or email to
get directions and to set a time to visit. We are a very small
business and are extremely busy growing and maintaining our stock.
Frequently, you will get the answering machine when you call, and it's
sometimes as much as a day or two before we are able to respond to your
phone or email message. So it's important to contact us a few days
before when you want to visit.
We do not ship, but we can sometimes do deliveries in
Alachua County and northern Marion County. We're not yet set up to
accept credit cards - cash or check are fine for payment. Feel free to
contact us if you have any questions, and thank you for your interest in