Category Archives: Bamboo Plants

Phyllostachys Bissetii

bamboo Phyllostachys bissetiiPosition: full sun or partial shade Soil: humus-rich moist well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast growing Leaves: mid-green Canes: dark green sometimes stained with purple Hardiness: fully hardy Vigorous and hardy this decorative bamboo is one of the first to produce new canes each year. These canes appear in late spring or early

Phyllostachys Aureosulcata F Spectabilis

showy yellow-groove bamboo Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. ‘spectabilis’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich moist well-drained soilRate of growth: averageLeaves: narrow mid-greenCanes: green-grooved golden-yellow turning bright red in sunlightHardiness: fully hardy Tall bamboo with green-grooved golden-yellow canes which can flash with shades of red in the sun fading to darker yellow with age. This colourful variety

Fargesia Red Panda Jiu

umbrella bamboo Fargesia ‘Red Panda (‘Jiu’)’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich moist well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast growingHardiness: fully hardy The upright canes of this beautiful clump-forming bamboo emerge green but turn golden orange then rich reddish brown in their second or third year. This effect is more pronounced when grown in

Phyllostachys Nigra

black bamboo Phyllostachys nigraPosition: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich moist well-drained soilRate of growth: fast growingLeaves: dark greenCanes: polished ebony-blackHardiness: fully hardy A beautiful tall arching bamboo with polished ebony-black mature canes and dark green leaves. The slender elegant canes which are dark green for the first two to three years look perfect in

Sasa Palmata

broad-leaved bamboo Sasa palmataPosition: full sun or to deep shadeSoil: tolerant of most soils except dry soils if planting in full sunRate of growth: fast growingLeaves: mid-green dying back from the tips and edges in winterCanes: greenHardiness: fully hardy A vigorous medium-sized bamboo with green canes and mid-green leaves. The leaves tend to die back

Fargesia Murielae

umbrella bamboo Fargesia murielaePosition: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich moist well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast growingHardiness: fully hardy This medium-sized bamboo has thin yellow-green arching canes and a mass of small soft mid-green leaves. Its arching habit and fairly speedy rate of growth make it an ideal choice for an informal hedge

Phyllostachys Aurea

fishpole bamboo Phyllostachys aureaPosition: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich moist well-drained soilRate of growth: averageLeaves: golden-greenCanes: grooved brown-yellowHardiness: fully hardy A tall upright bamboo that is ideal for hedging or screening in larger areas. It has grooved canes that emerge each summer bright green but if grown in sun will turn yellowish brown as

Pseudosasa Japonica

arrow bamboo Pseudosasa japonicaPosition: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich moist well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growingLeaves: dark green oblongCanes: olive green maturing to pale beige and dark greenHardiness: fully hardy Tall vigorous bamboo with olive canes maturing to pale beige and dark green oblong leaves. Arrow bamboo is one of the most wind and shade

Phyllostachys Aureosulcata F Aureocaulis

golden-groove bamboo Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. ‘aureocaulis’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich moist well-drained soilRate of growth: averageLeaves: mid-greenCanes: rich yellowHardiness: fully hardy A tall coloured-stemmed bamboo with rich yellow canes with a few green stripes at the base. This green leaved bamboo looks spectacular grown as a specimen. One of our ‘highly recommended plants’

Phyllostachys Glauca

bamboo Phyllostachys glaucaPosition: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich moist well-drained soilRate of growth: averageLeaves: dark greenCanes: blue-greenHardiness: fully hardy A rare clump-forming then spreading bamboo. The new canes are an attractive shade of greenish-blue and look like they have been dusted with white powder. Later they lose the blue flush and become greener as

Semiarundinaria Yashadake F Kimmei

narihira bamboo Semiarundinaria yashadake f. ‘kimmei’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich moist well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fastLeaves: dark greenCanes: glossy golden with green stripeHardiness: fully hardy Golden glossy canes with a green stripe above the branch bud contrasting with dark green leaves. In cold winters young canes will turn a stunning red

Fargesia Rufa

bamboo Fargesia rufaPosition: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich moist well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast growingLeaves: greenCanes: greenHardiness: fully hardy This very hardy bamboo is quite modestly sized (with an eventual height of around 3m) so is ideal for smaller gardens or large pots. It has slender upright to arching canes which are