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Seattle WA. 98117

(206) 781-9790

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Bamboo Varieties

Clumping Bamboorunning bamboo

  • Phyllostachys
  • Sasaella
  • Q. Tumidissinoda (Big node bamboo)
Ph. nigra

Ph. nigra
BLACK BAMBOO

30 Feet Tall

0°F

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. Best if rhizome barrier is installed when planting in tight areas. Loves full sun. Some shade is fine.

Ph. aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'

Ph. aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'

26 Feet Tall

-10°F

Culms are entirely yellow except for a few vertical green stripes. This running type bamboo will brighten up a dark back yard corner. Makes excellent privacy screen. Full sun, some shade is fine. Rhizome barrier advised.
S. fastuosa 'Viridis'

S. fastuosa 'Viridis'

30 Feet Tall

-5° F

Similar to the above except culms remain green. A top selling variety at our nursery. We advise using a rhizome barrier for this runner.

S. fastuosa

S. fastuosa
NARIHIRA BAMBOO

30 Feet Tall

-5°F

Vertical straight culms make this a stately bamboo. Exposed to full sun, culms turn purplish brown. Culm branching more narrow. We advise using a rhizome barrier for this runner. Grows best in full sun. Some shade is fine.
Ph. aurea

Ph. aurea

27 Feet Tall

0°F

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. Loves full sun. Some shade is fine. We advise using a rhizome barrier.
Ph. aureosulcata 'Harbin Inversa'

Ph. aureosulcata 'Harbin Inversa'

26 Feet Tall

-10°F

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. Some shade is fine. Rhizome barrier advised. Still quite rare. Limited supply. Call for availability.
Ph. vivax 'Huangwenzhu Inversa'

Ph. vivax 'Huangwenzhu Inversa'

70 Feet Tall

-9°F

This fast growing rare timber bamboo has yellow culms with a green sulcus. We advise installing a thirty inch deep rhizome barrier when planting this variety. Full sun is best. Will tolerate some shade. Limited supply. Call for availability.
Ph. vivax 'Aureocaulis'

Ph. vivax 'Aureocaulis'

70 Feet Tall

-5°F

Culms are yellow with green pin stripes. Deep yellow culms lighten up dark corners in the landscape. A fast growing bamboo that provides the perfect privacy screen. We advise installing a rhizome barrier when planting this variety. Full sun is best. Will tolerate some shade. Limited supply. Please call for availability.
Ph. edulis 'Bicolor'

Ph. edulis 'Bicolor'

75 Feet Tall

0°F

Rare

A beautiful "rare" running timber bamboo with deep orange culms and green sulcus. Loves full sun. Some shade is fine. Rhizome barrier is advised. Planting on a mound of soil works well too. Root prune annually in October. Or let grow into a huge bamboo grove. Limited supply. Call for availability.
Ph. bissetii

Ph. bissetii

40 Feet Tall

-15°F

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 spring. A running type bamboo that requires a rhizome barrier. Root prune in October each year if no rhizome barrier is installed. Loves full sun. Some shade is fine.
Ph. edulis

Ph. edulis
MOSO

75 Feet Tall

0°F

Largest of the hardy Timber bamboos. Young culms are covered with a velvety coat of soft hairs. The most used bamboo in China, used for food, timber, paper, plywood, flooring. Rhizome barrier advised, unless one root prunes once a year in October. Loves full sun. Some shade is fine. (Photo from Ned Jaquith)
Ph. bambusoides 'Richard

Ph. bambusoides 'Richard
Haubrich'


35 Feet Tall

5°F

Sport from base of
'Castillonis' with dramatic
green stripes on white leaves
S. masamuneana 'Albostriata'

S. masamuneana 'Albostriata'
FUIRI-SHIIYAZASA

6 Feet Tall

0°F

An attractive variegated bamboo with thick leaves striped in white or cream. Loves a more shady area. Can tolerate full sun too. We advise installing a root barrier. Limited supply. Call for availability.
Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda

Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda

20 Feet Tall

10°F

A rare Chinese bamboo noted for its inflated culm nodes. Used for walking sticks in Sichuan, and highly prized for dried shoots. Agressive runner! We highly advise using a root barrier. Grows best in shade. Limited supply. Check availability.