Company Contact information Description
Bamboo Company Nursery
16483 Fisher Road
Franklinton, LA 70438
U.S.A.
985-789-2584 Fax:985-8399550
Alain Flexer

www.moso.us
Bamboo Company Nursery is a retail/wholesale nursery with over 100 species of Bamboo. We also offer Bamboo Poles, crafts, clothing and fresh shoots for sale. We are open Tuesday to Saturday. Call for our hours. No appointments/fees to tour nursery.

Plants

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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
funghomii
  30.00 1.10 0 4 Chinese. New culms covered with a gray bloom. Handsome, only grows about 4 ft tall in cold climates. May be Pseudosasa cantori.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Arundinaria
gigantea
RIVER CANE 20.00 1.00 -10 5 Native to the U.S. Once grew from Georgia and Texas to Maryland and Ohio.   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
beecheyana
BEECHEY BAMBOO 50.00 5.00 21 5 Culms with short internodes generally arch strongly and are covered with white powder when young. Big thick-walled culms; edible shoots in much demand.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
beecheyana
var pubescens
  50.00 5.00 21 5 More erect, thicker nodal hair, branching lower, no virus   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
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
chungii
var. barbelatta
  22.00 1.50 21 5 Grows to about 3/4 the size, with lighter ring of hair around new culm nodes and looser culm sheath blade.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichoclada
'Stripe'
  65.00 4.00 25 5 A beautiful giant from Taiwan. The culms are a waxy yellow with dark green stripes.   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
dolichomerithalla
'Silverstripe'
  35.00 2.00 25 5 This cultivar has culms striped with silver. Introduced in 1980 from Taiwan.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
emeiensis
'Flavidovirens'
  35.00 2.50 24 U Green stripes on pale green or yellow/gold culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
emeiensis
'Viridiflavus'
  35.00 2.50 24 U Culms erect with yellow stripes alternating 180° on each internode.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
eutuldoides
  45.00 2.00 21 5 Straight, erect, thick-walled culms; some with fine white stripes. Grown in Hong Kong area.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
eutuldoides
'Viridivittata'
  25.00 1.00 21 5 Yellow culms with varying dark green stripes. New shoots have pink and peach tones. Low branching.   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
malingensis
  35.00 2.50 21 5 An attractive medium-size tropical, produces many culms each year, taller under trees. Reportedly tolerates wind well.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
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 Stripestem'
FERNLEAF STRIPESTEM 12.00 0.50 18 5 Similar to ‘Fernleaf’ except that the culms are reddish or yellowish and striped with green.   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
'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
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
pervariabilis
  33.00 2.40 32 5 Erect, thick walled. Lower internodes have branches and yellow stripes on culm and sheaths. Used to make farm tools, punting poles in China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
pervariabilis
'Viridistriatus'
  33.00 2.40 25 5 Recently introduced from China. Similar to the species but much more highly coloured. New shoots are yellow with green stripes maturing to yellow/gold with varying dark green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
sinospinosa
CHINESE THORNY 70.00 5.00 20 5 A thorny bamboo with rather small leaves, and interlaced low thorny branches, impenetrable hedge.   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
sp.
'Clone X'
  75.00 2.80 21 5 A vigorous bamboo with extremely thick walls, ivory nodal bands, whitish bloom. Identification uncertain. Bambusa tuldoides 'Clone X' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
sp.
'Nana'
  25.00 2.50 28 5 A medium-sized timber bamboo from Thailand. Straight, strong. Some yellow stripes. Note B. nana is a synonym of B. multiplex.   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
'Dwarf'
  18.00 1.25 18 5 Shorter, less erect. "This one is from a Bambusa textilis seedling that Roy Works sold to Rockledge Gardens in Florida and they have been selling it for a good number of years as a dwarf version of textilis and it has remained about half size of a regular textilis."   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Kanapaha'
  50.00 2.50 18 5 Grows larger than normal B. textilis in Florida, with lower half of culms prominently blue & branchless. Very similar to ‘Mutabilis’.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Mutabilis'
  40.00 2.30 18 5 Persistent blue-white bloom and long internodes. Previously misidentified as B. mutabilis and as B. textilis var. fusca. Bambusa mutabilis Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
var. albostriata
  40.00 2.00 18 5 Same as species except culms are white striped.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
var. glabra
  30.00 1.00 18 5 Slender, as var. gracilis, but with glabrous culms and culm sheaths.   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
tuldoides
PUNTING POLE 55.00 2.30 21 5 Somewhat similar to B. tulda but not as large and more hardy. It produces a large number of thick walled culms growing in a tight clump.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
ventricosa
BUDDHA'S BELLY 55.00 2.30 21 5 It becomes a dwarf with swollen internodes when grown in pots under dry conditions. In the ground it reverts to a giant with zigzag culms and branches. Bambusa tuldoides 'ventricosa' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
ventricosa
'Kimmei'
  55.00 2.30 21 5 As the species, but with yellow culms striped with green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
COMMON BAMBOO 50.00 4.00 30 5 Common throughout the tropical world. Open clump, culms spaced a foot or two apart. Culm cuttings root very easily. Used for banana props.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Vittata'
PAINTED BAMBOO 50.00 4.00 30 5 Similar to the species, golden yellow culms with green vertical stripes that look like drip marks. A very popular ornamental. Potted culm cuttings do not always survive.   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
ChimonobambusaMedium size running bamboos, often with raised, sometimes thorny nodes, or quadrangular culms, initiating new shoots in the fall or winter, or early spring hence "Winter bamboos".
Chimonobambusa
macrophylla
'Intermedia'
  10.00 0.50 U U The only other Chimonobambusa species with prominently swollen nodes, but much smaller with larger leaves.   Sources
Runner
Chimonobambusa
quadrangularis
SQUARE BAMBOO 25.00 1.50 15 4 Prominent nodes. Culms are square in cross section with rounded corners, especially on large mature plants.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
tumidissinoda
Walking stick 20.00 1.30 10 4 A rare Chinese bamboo noted for its inflated culm nodes. Used for walking sticks in Sichuan, and highly prized for dried shoots. Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
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
culeou
'Argentina'
  15.00 1.25 0 4 These seedlings are longer branched than their Chilean cousins. Sometimes identified as Chusquea argentina.   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
giganteus
  100.00 12.00 25 5 From Burma, perhaps the largest bamboo in the world. Leaves can be up to 20 inches long and 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
Dendrocalamus
strictus
MALE BAMBOO 60.00 5.00 30 5 Common bamboo of India, used mainly for pulp. Culms not very straight, often small and usually solid. Flowers frequently. Most internet seed is from this, marketed as anything pretty.   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
GuaduaA genus of giant, thorny, tropical clumping bamboos native to the New World. Clumps very open. Some older references include them in Bambusa.
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
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
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
Otatea
glauca
'Mayan Silver'
  20.00 1.50 22 4 Previously known as O. acuminata 'Mayan Silver'. From Chiapas, Mexico, with hollow culms covered in silver-white waxy powder. Leaves weeping and narrow. Otatea acuminata 'Mayan Silver' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
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
'Albovariegata'
VARIEGATED GOLDEN BAMBOO 27.00 1.80 5 5 Same, except that the leaves are smaller, striped with white. Many plants flowered recently; some have survived but nearly all reverted to normal form.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
'Holochrysa'
GOLDEN GOLDEN 27.00 1.80 5 5 Unlike the typical form whose culms stay green until old, these culms soon turn yellow, then golden orange.   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
'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
GIANT JAPANESE TIMBER, MADAKE 72.00 6.00 5 5 The most utilized bamboo in Japan where it is valued for its large straight thick-walled culms. Flowered extensively in the 1970’s and many plants died. Most plants have regained their vegetative vigor.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Allgold'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 The culms are entirely golden yellow except for an occasional thin green stripe.   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
'White Crookstem'
  48.00 3.00 0 5 The older culms are covered with white powder.   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
glauca
  34.00 2.00 0 5 Named for blue-white powder that completely covers young culms. In China, grows as large as P. bambusoides.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
heteroclada
WATER BAMBOO 33.00 1.50 -11 5 Larger, more erect, and less zigzag than P. h. 'Purpurata'. Phyllostachys purpurata 'Straightstem' 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
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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
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Phyllostachys
meyeri
  33.00 2.00 0 5 Similar in appearance to P. aurea but without the short internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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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
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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
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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
nigra
'Othello'
  20.00 2.00 5 5 Culms very black, tightly packed together in clumps, turn early from green to black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Shimadake'
  54.00 3.50 0 5 Similar to Henon but with occasional brown vertical stripes on the culm after the first year.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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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
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Phyllostachys
viridis
  47.00 3.30 0 5 A large species, high quality wood, excellent shoots. Culms feel somewhat rough due to tiny indentations.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
viridis
'Houzeau'
  45.00 3.00 0 5 Differs by having culms that are green with a yellow groove.   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
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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
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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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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Huangwenzhu'
  70.00 5.00 0 5 Internodes green with yellow groove. From Henon. More frost resistant than the type.   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
chino
'Murakamiansus'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaves are highly variegated with white stripes; some are totally white. On average 25% of the leaf is green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Vaginatus Variegatus'
  6.00 0.50 10 3 Differs from the type by its smaller, narrower, white striped leaves, which are hairless on both surfaces. The rhizomes run deep in the ground.   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
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Pleioblastus
gramineus
'Monstrispiralis'
  12.00 4.00 5 3 Tillering culms are distorted with spiraling internodes, single ones normal. Pleioblastus gramineus 'Raseetsu-chiku' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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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
pygmaeus
'Ramosissimus'
  6.00 0.10 0 3 Similar to P. distichus and P. pygmaeus but taller and hardier.   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
amabilis
TONKIN CANE, TEA STICK 50.00 2.50 15 5 The culms are straight, thick walled, non-prominent nodes, valued for its wood. Used for split bamboo fishing poles, decorative wood trim. Native to a very small area of China. Arundinaria amabilis Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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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
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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SasaellaSimilar to Sasa except that culms are more erect, leaves are smaller and the oral setae have bristles only near the base.
Sasaella
masamuneana
  6.00 0.30 3 3 Typical form with plain green leaves. Also called S. rhyncantha or S. m. rhyncantha Sasaella masamuneana rhyncantha 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
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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ShibataeaA genus with very dense, short, zig-zagged angular culms with 3-5 branches per node, often clipped into balls.
Shibataea
chinensis
  2.00 0.10 -5 3 Similar but smaller than S. kumasaca, it may also be hardier. Shows less leaf burn under alkaline conditions.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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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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Shibataea
lancifolia
  7.00 0.30 0 3 The leaves are longer and narrower than on others of the genus.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SinobambusaRunning bamboos similar to Semiarundinaria except that the culm leaves promptly fall off.
Sinobambusa
intermedia
  16.00 1.00 10 4 Culm internodes up to 2 feet long, rough to the touch. May be a Semiarundinaria species.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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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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