Company Contact information Description
Apex Bamboo
1201 Agriculture Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
U.S.A.
919-370-6375 Fax:
Mike Sims

www.apexbamboo.com
Black Bamboo, Clumping Bamboo, Ground Cover Bamboo, Screening Bamboo and Timber Bamboo for sale at the Raleigh North Carolina State Farmer\'s Market some Saturdays from 9am until 3:00pm. Local delivery as well as mail order is available. Over 60 kinds.

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Clumper/Runner
ArundinariaGenus of small to medium size hardy running bamboos, with numerous branches at each node and persistent culm sheaths. New shoots in spring. Native to the US only. All other species should be moved to different genera.
Arundinaria
tecta
SWITCH CANE 6.00 0.50 -10 5 Similar to A. gigantea but generally smaller. It differs in persistent culm sheaths, air channels in its rhizomes, and can grow in wet ground.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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
multiplex
HEDGE BAMBOO 25.00 1.50 18 5 Each node bears a large number of branches down to the culm base, making a dense hedge. Hardiest of the Bambusa.   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
multiplex
'Fernleaf'
FERNLEAF BAMBOO 20.00 0.50 18 5 Usually small in size with 10 to 20 closely spaced, two ranked leaves. Often culms come up that have reverted to the larger leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Golden Goddess'
  10.00 0.50 18 5 A dwarf form similar to 'Fernleaf' but with larger leaves. The culms tend to be yellowish.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Goldstripe'
  25.00 1.50 18 5 Mature green culms have a gold stripe that bleeds into the green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Lucky Silverstripe'
  25.00 1.25 18 5 New leaves have white stripes and the culms have thin silver stripes. The cultivar has twisted and curved culms reminiscent of “Lucky Bamboo”. Some of the culms twist up to 90 degrees between nodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Midori Green'
GREEN ALPHONSE 15.00 1.50 18 5 Similar to 'Alphonse Karr', but the culms and branches are light green with dark green stripes. Bambusa multiplex 'Green Alphonse' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Riviereorum'
CHINESE GODDESS 6.00 0.30 18 5 Has solid culms and tiny leaves; similar to 'Fernleaf' but smaller, more delicate looking.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Silverstripe'
  25.00 1.50 18 5 Many leaves have white stripes and some culms are also striped with white.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Tiny Fern Striped'
  3.00 0.20 18 5 Same as Tiny Fern, but with striped culms.   Sources
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Tiny Fern'
  3.00 0.20 18 5 A dwarf form with leaves often less than 1" long, but can grow larger.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Willowy'
WANG TSAI 10.00 0.50 18 5 Culms droop or arch strongly with small, narrow leaves.   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
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
FargesiaClumping bamboos from the alpine conifer forests of west and southwest China. Medium to small and all very cold hardy, but not tolerant of very high summer temperatures. Flowers like toothbrushes. Culms smooth.
Fargesia
dracocephala
'Rufa'
  10.00 0.50 -10 2 From Sichuan. Early shoots. Also known as Gansu 95-1. Close to the description of the real F. dracocephala. Fargesia sp. 'rufa' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
  16.00 1.00 0 4 From Sichuan Province, China, at elevations over 8,000 feet.Early shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
HibanobambusaA running genus from Japan once thought to be a natural bigeneric hybrid between Sasa veitchii and Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon', but with little evidence to support that idea.
Hibanobambusa
tranquillans
'Shiroshima'
  16.00 1.30 3 4 This form has strikingly attractive leaves variegated in cream and green. The colors persist throughout the year.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
IndocalamusSmall, running bamboos from China with large, broad leaves; similar to Sasa but with non-prominent culm nodes.
Indocalamus
sp.
'Solidus'
  8.00 0.40 -5 3 Culms solid, leaves only 8 to 10 inches long. Species not known.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Indocalamus
tessellatus
Big Leaf 7.00 0.50 -10 4 Usually less than 4 feet tall, it can reach 10ft and has the largest leaves of any bamboo in cultivation, up to 26 inches by 5 inches. Adapts easily to growing in pots. Does well in shade or sun.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
PhyllostachysMedium to giant runners which have a distinct groove above pairs of unequal branches at mid-culm nodes. They shoot in spring.
Phyllostachys
angusta
STONE BAMBOO 22.00 1.30 -2 5 Called Stone Bamboo because of the hard texture of its culms which in China are used to make fine bamboo furniture.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
atrovaginata
INCENSE BAMBOO 35.00 2.80 -5 5 The shoots are among those having the least bite when raw. These plants were formerly listed as P. congesta. Phyllostachys congesta Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
GOLDEN, FISHPOLE BAMBOO 27.00 1.80 5 5 The most commonly cultivated bamboo in the U.S., easily identified by one to several short internodes at the base of some of its culms. It is most invasive in areas with warm summers. Culm may grow to 3 inches diameter in favorable conditions.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
'Dr Don'
  27.00 1.80 10 5 Glaucous blue culms with denser wax than usual   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
'Flavescens-inversa'
  27.00 1.80 5 5 The green culms have a pale yellow groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Koi'
  27.00 1.80 5 5 The culms turn from green to yellow after the first 6 months, but the culm grooves remain green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
Yellow Groove 45.00 2.20 -5 5 The culms are more slender and delicate than golden bamboo; young culms are green with a yellow groove. Culm internodes distinctly rough to the touch when young, and an occasional culm has a zigzag kink.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Alata'
  30.00 2.00 -5 5 Similar to the above, but with a green groove. Culms grow larger and are often markedly zigzag. Probably synonymous with P. aureosulcata 'Pekinensis'.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Aureocaulis'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 Culms are entirely yellow except for a few vertical green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Harbin Inversa'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 Yellow culms with fine green striping, no grooves other than the sulcus. It has a beautiful orange/crimson highlight for a while in the spring when grown in full sun   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Harbin'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 The culms are yellow with multiple green grooves running the length of each internode; rare.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Spectabilis'
Green groove 26.00 1.50 -5 5 The culms are yellow with a green groove, just opposite of the typical form. Smaller in hottest areas.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Castillon'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 Golden yellow culms with green grooves and stripes. An occasional leaf is striped in cream. It died due to flowering, and a new clone with less leaf variegation, sometimes called 'McClure's Castillon', has been introduced.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Marliac'
  25.00 1.50 5 5 A form with wrinkled culms due to numerous longitudinal grooves running the length of each internode on all sides of the culm. A rare ornamental.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Tanakae'
  U U 5 U Culms marked with elliptical purplish-brown spots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'White Crookstem'
  48.00 3.00 0 5 The older culms are covered with white powder.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bissetii
  40.00 2.00 -10 5 A vigorously growing species whose culms are somewhat darker green than 'golden bamboo'. It is one of the first species of the genus to shoot in the spring.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bissetii
'Dwarf'
  18.00 1.00 -10 5 Differs by being smaller, and having whitish patches on the culms; hardier, perhaps.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
dulcis
Sweetshoot bamboo 40.00 3.20 0 5 Arching culms. Named because its shoots are particularly free of any acrid taste.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
edulis
MOSO 75.00 7.00 5 5 Largest of the hardy bamboos. Young culms are covered with a velvety coat of soft hairs. The most used bamboo in China, used for food , timber, paper, plywood, and flooring. Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
elegans
  32.00 2.30 5 5 The species is highly regarded for its shoots. In spring it is one of the first species of the genus to shoot.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
flexuosa
  31.00 2.80 0 5 Named because some of the culms show a distinct zigzag pattern. One form is hardy to -8 ? F.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
heteroclada
'Purpurata'
  18.00 0.80 5 5 The slender, zigzag culms often bend to the ground under the weight of rain or in a strong wind. Air channels in rhizomes permit growth in wet locations. Phyllostachys purpurata Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
heteroclada
'Solidstem'
  24.00 1.30 -5 5 Similar to the species except that culms are solid below. Phyllostachys purpurata 'Solidstem' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
humilis
  20.00 1.00 3 5 One of the smallest members of the genus, it is widely cultivated in Japan. Culms darken with age.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
iridescens
  40.00 2.80 3 5 Some internodes near base have yellow striping. Sweet shoots, used for timber.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
kwangsiensis
  40.00 3.00 0 5 Resembles P. edulis (Moso) with hairy young culms. It is said to grow better in areas with cool summers.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
mannii
'Decora'
  30.00 1.80 -5 5 From the Yangtze valley and adjacent areas of China. In China, it is called the Beautiful Bamboo. One of the best performers under stress of desert heat, cold, and drought in Nevada. Now considered to be conspecific with P. mannii 'mannii'. Phyllostachys decora Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nidularia
  33.00 1.50 5 5 Distinctive, very prominent culm nodes. The shoots are exceptionally free of acrid taste.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nigra
Black bamboo 30.00 2.00 5 5 Culms turn jet black after the first 6 months to one year. Popular because of its graceful habit and the sharp accent of its culm color. Said to grow larger in northern climates. It is not clear whether there is significant difference between some of the cultivars   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nigra
'Bory'
Snakeskin 50.00 3.00 0 5 Differs from P. nigra by growing larger. Culms blotched with black, never completely black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nigra
'Daikokuchiku'
  57.00 3.30 5 5 A clone from California, claimed to be larger than the species, with culms supposedly turning black more rapidly than other clones.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nigra
'Hale'
  20.00 1.50 0 4 Similar to the type, but smaller and hardier. Culms turn black almost immediately.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nigra
'Henon'
  65.00 3.50 0 5 Culms totally green, usually much larger than Black bamboo.Distinctive culms are rough to the touch and whitish green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nigra
'Megurochiku'
  54.00 3.50 3 5 Green, similar to 'Henon' but the culm grooves are brown or purplish-black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nuda
  34.00 1.80 -10 5 Reputed to be the hardiest species of the genus. New culms are dark green and powdery.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
parvifolia
  40.00 4.00 0 5 Small leaves make this a shining star. Culms have powdered rings under nodes, like P. nuda. From a distance resembles P. nigra 'Henon', but the culms are comparatively thicker and the leaves are smaller.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
rubromarginata
  55.00 2.80 -5 5 Noted for its good quality wood and edible shoots,it tolerates cold, dry winds. Tests in Alabama showed it to be superior in culm production and cold tolerance.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
violascens
  20.00 2.00 0 5 Culms blackish-violet at first, sometimes striped with violet. Sheaths deep purple.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
viridiglaucescens
  35.00 2.00 -5 5 The culms grow very straight and the wood is of excellent quality.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
viridis
'Robert Young'
  40.00 3.00 5 5 The culms and branches soon turn from sulfur green to old gold. Longitudinal green stripes of variable width mark many internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
vivax
Vivax 70.00 5.00 5 5 Resembles P. bambusoides except that the culms have thinner walls and a white powdery band beneath each node at sheath-fall. Gray-green when mature.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
vivax
'Aureocaulis'
  70.00 5.00 5 5 The culms turn yellow with a few narrow green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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PleioblastusGenus of small and medium size running bamboos with persistent culm leaves. Most are native to Japan, were formerly classified in Arundinaria.
Pleioblastus
akebono
  2.00 0.30 10 3 The small leaves, no more than 3 inches long by 1/2 inch wide, are often green shading to white to the tips.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Pleioblastus
distichus
DWARF FERN LEAF 2.00 0.20 0 3 Branchlets bear tiny, two ranked leaves which are often only 1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide. A good ground cover or container plant.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
distichus
'Mini'
  1.00 0.20 0 3 Like the species, but only 8-12” high.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
fortunei
Dwarf Whitestripe 4.00 0.20 10 3 Dwarf variegated bamboo. Leaves keep their white stripes through the year, softly hairy on the lower surface. Aka P. variegatus. Pleioblastus variegatus Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Pleioblastus
pygmaeus
  2.00 0.10 0 3 Similar to Pl. distichus except that the leaves are hairy below. Other small bamboos are often sold under this name.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
simonii
MEDAKE 20.00 1.50 5 4 A medium size hardy bamboo that produces straight culms which are useful for many purposes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
viridistriatus
Dwarf Green Stripe 3.00 0.30 0 2 The new leaves in spring are golden-yellow with green stripes, about 7 by 1.5 inch, densely hairy on the lower surface. Old culms should be mowed in winter making way for brilliant new growth in spring.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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PseudosasaSmall to medium size running bamboos which usually have only one branch at a node.
Pseudosasa
japonica
Arrow Bamboo 18.00 0.80 5 3 Erect culms with large broad leaves, up to a foot long by 1.5 inches wide. Less invasive than most other runners. It does well in tubs and pots. The culms were used in ancient japan to make arrows.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Tsutsumiana'
Green Onion 18.00 0.80 5 3 Similar to the species except that the culm internodes tend to be swollen in shape somewhat like that of a green onion.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SasaRunning species, dwarf or up to 6 feet tall, with at most one branch per node. The leaves are usually large.
Sasa
kurilensis
'Shimofuri'
  6.00 0.50 0 2 Same as species, except that the leaves are variegated with many fine white stripes. A very attractive ornamental.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
palmata
  7.00 0.50 5 2 The thick, leathery leaves are up to 15 inches long by 21/2 inches wide. It does well in pots, looks best when grown in the shade. Grows taller in cool climates.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
veitchii
KUMA-ZASA 5.00 0.30 5 2 In Winter dark green leaves have very broad white margins. This, along with large leaves on short plants gives a unique, striking appearance.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SasaellaSimilar to Sasa except that culms are more erect, leaves are smaller and the oral setae have bristles only near the base.
Sasaella
bitchuensis
  6.00 0.40 5 2 Native to the eastern side of Honshu, Japan; it has densely hairy culm leaf sheaths.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
masamuneana
'Albostriata'
FUIRI-SHIIYAZASA 6.00 0.30 5 3 An attractive variegated bamboo with thick leaves striped in white or cream. Sasaella glabra 'Albostriata' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
masamuneana
'Aureostriata'
  6.00 0.25 5 3 It starts out with totally green leaves and over the course of the summer it begins to develop intense golden stripes   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
ramosa
  6.00 0.30 0 4 Usually only about 3 feet tall, it is a rampant runner suitable for growing in pots or for erosion control.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SemiarundinariaMedium size running bamboos with nearly cylindrical culms and culm leaves that hang for some time attached at the middle of their base.
Semiarundinaria
fastuosa
NARIHIRA BAMBOO 30.00 1.50 0 5 Stately cultivar with very erect, straight culms and very short branches Culms eventually turn mottled purplish brown. Internodes narrowly grooved above the branches.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
fastuosa
'Viridis'
  35.00 1.50 0 5 Similar to the species except that the culms remain green, branches are a little longer, and growth is more vigorous.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
makinoi
MAKINOI 16.00 0.80 5 4 The culms soon turn reddish-brown. An attractive small bamboo suitable for growing in pots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
okuboi
BIRODONA 25.00 1.50 5 5 The leaves are distinctive in being wider for their length than leaves of other bamboos. Semiarundinaria villosa Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
yashadake
'Kimmei'
  25.00 1.50 5 5 The culms are yellow with green grooves; leaves are yellow striped.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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ShibataeaA genus with very dense, short, zig-zagged angular culms with 3-5 branches per node, often clipped into balls.
Shibataea
kumasaca
  7.00 0.30 -5 3 Short, broad leaves on slender, nearly solid culms with prominent nodes and short slightly zigzag internodes. Prefers acid soil, shows extensive leaf burn if in alkaline environment.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SinobambusaRunning bamboos similar to Semiarundinaria except that the culm leaves promptly fall off.
Sinobambusa
tootsik
'Albostriata'
  30.00 1.50 10 4 Similar to the type, but with yellowish white striped leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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YushaniaA large group of spreading thornless frost-hardy bamboos from Taiwan, the Himalayas and Africa. Rhizomes pachymorph, often with long rootless necks, but also tillering, so forming spreading thickets.
Yushania
anceps
'Pitt White'
  25.00 0.50 10 3 May grow taller than the species. Narrow leaves, weeping. A clone from Britain.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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