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Whispering Winds Bamboo
HC1 Box 180
Hana, HI 96713
U.S.A.
808-248-7561 Fax:call ahead
Rich von Wellsheim

www.whisperingwindsbamboo.com
Cured and treated bamboo poles of various diameters and lengths. 11 different species of timber bamboo including 3 species of black. Wholesale, Retail Nursery Hawaiian Islands only. Visits by appt. www.whisperingwindsbamboo.com

Plants

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Clumper/Runner
BambusaGenus of tropical and subtropical clumping bamboos, usually giant, with numerous branches at a node, one or three much larger than the rest. New shoots appear in late summer or fall in their native areas.
Bambusa
chungii
  33.00 2.50 21 5 Culms covered with white powder. Thin walled. Used in papermaking, weaving.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichomerithalla
'Green stripe'
  35.00 2.00 25 5 This cultivar has yellow-green culms striped with dark green. Introduced in 1980 from Taiwan.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
glaucophylla
MALAY DWARF 15.00 1.00 30 5 Dense, erect, bushy, variegated. Used as an ornamental hedge, easy to prune to desired shape. Previously sold as Bambusa variegata. Bambusa variegata (hort.) Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
lako
TIMOR BLACK 50.00 3.50 28 5 Shiny culms green through brown to purple-black with some bold green or pale yellow stripes. Erect culm sheath blades on nearly hairless shoots. Flowers in US prove it to be Bambusa. From Timor. Gigantochloa atroviolacea 'Timor Black' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Alphonse Karr'
  25.00 1.50 18 5 Similar to the species, but the culms and branches are bright yellow with irregular longitudinal narrow dark green stripes. New shoots and culms are often reddish.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
oldhamii
GIANT TIMBER 55.00 4.00 21 5 The most common giant tropical bamboo grown in the U.S. Culms straight and erect with relatively short branches. Leaves are rather wide.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
oliveriana
  45.00 2.00 32 4 Densely clumping with thick-walled, glossy green culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
sp
'Hirose'
  55.00 5.00 21 5 Tightly clumping, upright, to 50-60ft, 4-6ins, poorly known, possibly B. oldhamii.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
WEAVER'S BAMBOO 40.00 2.00 18 5 Tight clumps. An extremely handsome plant that arches gracefully. The thin-walled culms are used for weaving.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
var. gracilis
  30.00 1.30 18 5 Culm more slender than the typical B. textilis, nodding top, graceful foliage.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Wamin Striata'
  16.00 3.00 30 5 Dwarf with short and swollen lower internodes, light green culms striped with dark green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Wamin'
  16.00 3.00 30 5 A dwarf form with short and swollen lower green internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
ChusqueaA genus of C & S American bamboos that contains 134 described species, and possibly another 70 yet to be described. They are mostly clumping mountain bamboos, but some are runners. The solid culms usually bear one dominant branch and numerous branchlets.
Chusquea
coronalis
  23.00 0.80 30 4 A clumping bamboo with numerous tiny leaves on branchlets that completely encircle the culms. Possibly the most beautiful bamboo in cultivation.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
DendrocalamusGiant tropical clumping bamboos similar to Bambusa, often with bigger branches and leaves, and hairier culms.
Dendrocalamus
asper
  100.00 8.00 32 5 An impressive ornamental growing rapidly under favorable conditions. Shoots are large, of the highest quality for food. Thai and Indonesia clones differ.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
asper
'Betung Hitam'
  100.00 8.00 32 5 A black cultivar of D. asper. Rare.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
brandisii
  100.00 8.00 32 5 Thick walled culms; similar to D. giganteus. Shoots of high quality, edible raw.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
latiflorus
  65.00 8.00 25 5 From southern China. The large, dark green leaves are 10 to 16 inches long and 3 to 4 inches wide.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
minor
'Amoenus'
  25.00 2.00 25 5 Culms pale yellow with green stripes, smaller than the species.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
GigantochloaGiant, tropical, clumping bamboos similar to Bambusa. G. atroviolacea, G. atter, G. robusta, and G. pseudoarundinacea were formerly all considered to be forms of G. verticillata. Rarely flower or come true from seed, and may be "natural hybrids."
Gigantochloa
albociliata
  30.00 2.00 30 4 Tight clump. It has long (up to an inch) culm leaf ligules, narrow leaves. Light gray-green culms, white stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
apus
BAMBU TALI 65.00 4.00 27 5 Common in Java, not found anywhere in the wild. Used for many purposes. It has large leaves, up to 15 inches long and 21/2 inches wide. Young culms are hairy.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
atroviolacea
TROPICAL BLACK 50.00 3.50 25 5 Matte culms in tight clumps green through dark brown/black with narrow green stripes. Reflexed culm sheath blades on hairy shoots. From Java and Sumatra.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
atter
  50.00 4.00 28 5 From Java. Sweet shoots, strong straight culms. Sheath covered with black hairs. Used for furniture.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
luteostriata
  30.00 2.00 28 5 Erect with full foliage on top. Young leaves variegated white/green. Canes green, intermittent white stripes. Bambusa luteostriata Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
maxima
  45.00 4.00 28 5 Variegated culms with cream-colored stripes. The exact ID of plants that have been sold in the past under this name is not clear; also see G. pseudoarundinacea.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
pseudoarundinacea
  100.00 5.00 28 5 Formerly included in G. verticillata complex. The culms when young are light green, with thin yellow stripes. Gigantochloa verticillata Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
sp.
'Sumatra 3751'
  60.00 U 28 5 Purple stripes on green canes. May be Gigantochloa kuring, “buluh kuring hitam” and may be bigger.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
GuaduaA genus of giant, thorny, tropical clumping bamboos native to the New World. Clumps very open. Some older references include them in Bambusa.
Guadua
amplexifolia
  50.00 4.00 28 5 Short internodes, nearly solid in the lower part of the arching culms. Useful, but not as strong as G. angustifolia.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Guadua
angustifolia
  100.00 9.00 30 5 The largest of the American bamboos, native Venezuela to Peru, used for house construction and furniture. Thorny. Open clumps.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Guadua
angustifolia
'Bicolor'
  100.00 8.00 30 5 Culms have vertical yellow and green stripes. Also known as 'Striata'.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Guadua
angustifolia
'Less Thorny'
  100.00 8.00 30 5 A clone with significantly fewer and smaller thorns.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
NastusA genus of slender to large bamboos found from Madagascar to the Solomon Islands. Erect, scrambling, or climbing, many branches at each node.
Nastus
elatus
  60.00 4.00 25 5 Long narrow light grayish-green leaves, erect new lime green culms turn yellowish with age. From coastal New Guinea. Needs humid area. Shoots edible raw.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
OtateaGenus of American clumping bamboos with 3 known species. From central Mexico to Central America.
Otatea
acuminata
ssp. Aztecorum
MEXICAN WEEPING 20.00 1.50 22 4 The long narrow leaves are produced in such abundance that they almost completely obscure the culms. Clumps open with culms spaced up to 1 or 2 feet.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
SchizostachyumGiant to shrub-like tropical, clumping, nodes are usually un-swollen, culm walls thin. Continuously produce flowers without dying, rarely set seed.
Schizostachyum
brachycladum
  45.00 4.00 35 5 Erect, tight-clumping, drooping tips. Cultivars with coloured culms popular ornamentals in Asia.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Schizostachyum
glaucifolium
  65.00 4.00 35 5 Yellow, with green stripes. A “canoe plant” brought to Hawaii by the Polynesians.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Schizostachyum
jaculans
  30.00 1.30 35 5 Erect, straight culms with drooping tips. Internodes can be over 3 ft long. May be synonym for S. lima.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
ThyrsostachysA genus of moderate size, tropical clumping bamboos with rather small leaves and persistent culm sheaths.
Thyrsostachys
siamensis
MONASTERY BAMBOO 40.00 3.00 25 5 One of the most graceful bamboos known. Culm walls very thick, almost solid. Sheath persistent. In monasteries in Thailand.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper


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