Running Bamboo is a stunning option for Ornamental applications, they grow from a lateral rhizome and for this reason they are best grown in containers.
Green/ Golden Bamboo - phyllostachys aurea
Height: 6m Position: light shade - sun Min temp: -20c Max culm diameter: 40mm
Description: One of the most commonly cultivated bamboos in the world. The new culms start off Green, if it is growing in a filtered light aspect they will remain this colour, if growing in full sun older culms will turn a Golden yellow hue which provides the source of inspiration for it's two common names. Green/ Golden bamboo makes a good looking screen and an excellent potted plant, however a root control barrier is recommended if planted in the ground.
Price: $69 - approx. 1.3mtrs tall - currently Available $110 approx. 1.8mtrs tall - currently Restocking $149 - approx. 2.5mtrs tall - currently Restocking $350- approx. 4mtrs tall - currently Available
* Pot sizes: plants are photographed in front of a measuring culm 1.8mtrs in height, with black tie intervals every 500mm, and reflect the average dimensions for the particular price. There are some variants between plants.
Black Bamboo - phyllostachys nigra
Height: 6m Position: light shade - sun: Min temp: -20c Max culmdiameter: 50mm
Description: The culms and branches are at first dark green, turning to a deep solid black. The green leaves contrast strikingly with the jet black culms. This plant makes a stunning potted specimen and looks nice anywhere in the garden. Also makes a good screen between neighbouring properties. Black bamboo requires a root control barrier when planted in the ground.
Price: $69 - approx. 1.3mtrs tall - currently Restocking $110 approx. 1.8mtrs tall - currently Available $149 - approx. 2mtrs+ tall - currently Available $350- approx. 4mtrs tall - currently Available
Red Cane Bamboo - Semiarundinaria yashadake kimmei
Height: 5mtrs Position: light shade - sun Min temp: - 18c Max culm diameter: 35mm
Description: This species originates from Japan, Yasha is the name of a female demon. As this bamboo matures it's culms go from a variegated yellow to blood red. Red Cane bamboo can serve as a lush and fascinating screen.
Price: $69 - approx. 1mtr tall - currently Available $110 - approx. 1.8mtrs tall - currently Restocking $149 - approx. 2.5mtrs tall - currently Restocking $350- approx. 3mtrs tall - currently Available
Height: 6 - 7mtrs Position: Light shade - full sun Min temp: -20c Max culm diameter: 50mm
Description: Some times described as snake skin or leopard print due to the speckled brown marks that appear on mature culms. It has a pleasant erect nature and can be used as a either feature plant or screen as long as it's contained in pots.
Price: $250 -33cm pot, approx. 3mtrs tall - currently Available