Our collection of ornamental bamboo consists of mainly hard to find varieties known for their great size, color and rarity. Many of these varieties change color as they mature and have different characteristics depending on their exposure to sun or shade. Our selection offers a wide range of possibilities to make a bold statement and create the perfect focal point in your landscape.

Genus Species-Common Name
Average Height
Description-Comments
Price
Bambusa beecheyana
45 Feet

Beautiful big bamboo with four inch diameter arching culms covered in a white bloom powder, giving a bluish green appearance to the culms. Makes a substantial statement in any tropical landscape and is currently difficult to acquire.

$175
 
Bambusa dolichoclada "stripe"
50 Feet

An attractive ornamental from Taiwan with mature four inch diameter culms that are a waxy yellow with dark green stripes.  It is slightly larger and more cold hardy than B.V. Vittata which it closely resembles.

$175
 
Bambusa emeiensis
35 Feet

The beautiful foliage on extremely straight solid green culms and nearly perfect upright form, make this two and a half inch diameter bamboo ideally suited as a focal point in any collection or landscape. Hard to find and also cold hardy for a sub-tropical bamboo.

$250
 
Bambusa emeiensis "Flavidovirens"
35 Feet

This two and a half inch diameter bamboo has light yellow culms with dark green striae and long narrow bright green leaves that uniformly point downward.  It is very rare and seldom offered, makes a substantial statement in any collection or landscape

$175
 
Bambusa emeiensis "Viridiflavus"
35 Feet

Dark green two and a half inch diameter extremely straight culms with yellow stripes alternating 180 degrees at each inter node create a very unusual striping pattern, rare and uncommon in ornamental bamboos. Also know as "Yin Yang Bamboo".

$175
 
Bambusa intermedia
35 Feet

A dark green three inch diameter bamboo with purple striations and bloom covered culms. Impressive, attractive, cold hardy and un-common, ideal as a focal point in any tropical landscape.

$195
 
Bambusa nana
25 Feet

An uncommon very attractive bamboo from Thailand with strong straight two and a half inch diameter culms with small narrow leaves creating a delicate feathery appearance.  The lower part of the culms are usually devoid of leaves accentuating an exotic presence in any setting.  Rare and difficult to acquire.

$295
 
Bambusa remotiflora
25 Feet

A rare and difficult to acquire two and a half inch diameter bamboo with short narrow leaves that point upward on bright green branches and culms, adding unusual texture to any landscape. New shoots are purplish with dark swirl patterns before turning green, then yellowish depending on sun exposure.

$295
 
Bambusa vulgaris "Wamin Striata"
15 Feet

This rare striated and more popular version of the popular Wamin bamboo has culms up to three inches in diameter with dark green irregular striping over pale yellow culms with swollen internodes. This hard to find bamboo is a beautiful addition to any collection or landscape.

$195
 
Dendrocalamus asper
60 Feet
This impressive bamboo grows rapidly under favorable conditions with six inch diameter culms covered in a light brown velvet fuzz.  It should only be grown in an area that gives it plenty of un-obstructed room to attain its full size and height.
$175
       
Dendrocalamus asper "betung hitam"
60 Feet
This is the largest of the black bamboos and is a truly magnificent plant that makes an un-forgettable impression as an ornamental in landscaping.  The culms emerge initially a brownish green and eventually turn a sooty black with a lime green stripe.  Mature culms up to six inches in diameter are sharply contrasted with bright green leaves.  Rare and exotic.
$250
 
Dendrocalamus brandisii
60 Feet
Similar to D. asper but with culms covered in a white or silver velvet fuzz.  Needs plenty of room to attain its full potential, mature six inch diameter culms grow very straight with large leaves for a very tropical look.  Also called Teddy Bear Bamboo.
$195
 
Dendrocalamus giganteus
70 Feet

This is one of the largest bamboos in the world.  The dark green culms are covered in a white bloom that creates a bluish backdrop for extremely large leaves that can measure 4 inches wide and twenty inches long.  The culms can reportedly reach 12 inches in diameter.

$195
 
Dendrocalamus latifloris "Mei-nung"
40 Feet

This striking six inch diameter bamboo with lime green culms and dark green stripes is one of the most beautiful varieties of timber bamboo. The leaves are large and also occasionally striped in yellow adding to the overall impact this bamboo has as part of a landscape. Known to carry the (Bamboo Mosaic Potex Virus) which requires special handling, but worth the effort.

$175
 
Dendrocalamus "maroochy"
60 Feet
The mature six inch diameter culms are cream or yellow with dark green striations and support extra large tropical looking leaves.  This bamboo does best when planted in shade and out of the wind.  Rare and exotic.
$250
 
Dendrocalamus minor "amoenus"
30 Feet
This bamboo makes an attractive focal point as an ornamental with its varying width and random striping over either blue grey or yellow two inch diameter culms with no lower branching.  Also called Ghost Bamboo or Angel Mist Bamboo.  When planted in a shady environment it has bloom covered blue grey culms and purplish stripes.  When planted in a sunny exposure it has yellow culms and greenish blue stripes.  Highly recommended.
$195
 
Dendrocalamus yunnanicus
60 Feet
A large bamboo noted for its pale pea-green colored culms up to six inches in diameter.  The leaves are large and appear to almost be folded length wise down the center.  It is fast growing and has a random unusual appearance.
$250
 
Gigantochloa atroviolacea
30 Feet
This is one of the most popular ornamental bamboos because of its stunning beauty.  The culms emerge green initially and turn a deep flat black with a green stripe.  The large three and a half inch diameter jet black culms contrast sharply with the large bright green leaves.  A perfect focal point in any landscape, one of the best.  Also called Tropical Black Bamboo.
$295
 
Gigantochloa pseudoarundinacea
60 Feet
Another giant bamboo with five inch diameter culms beautifully variegated with lime green and light yellow or cream striations.  The large leaves begin about ten feet above the ground, leaving an un-obstructed view of the pastel colored culms.
$195
 
Himalayacalamus hookerianus
20 Feet
An exceptionally attractive bamboo with one inch diameter culms that are initially blue, changing from greenish yellow to purplish red over time, complimented by small dark green leaves.  It needs a shady environment to look it's best and is fairly cold tolerant.
$295
 
Otatea acuminata ssp. aztecorum
20 Feet
Most commonly known as Mexican Weeping Bamboo, the one and a half inch diameter culms are so densely covered with fine, feather like leaves that they are nearly obscured.  It is fairly drought tolerant, does well in full sun and offers a cascading fountain like appearance as a focal point in any landscape.
$150
 
Otatea acuminata ssp. aztecorum "Dwarf"
4 Feet
This is an uncommon dwarf form of the above and is ideal for adding unusual texture to any small landscape planting or design.
$150
 
Otatea glauca "Mayan Silver"
15 Feet
A relatively new offering, this bamboo has hollow three quarter inch diameter culms that are covered in a waxy powder giving them a silver blue appearance.  The leaves are long and finely textured, weeping and narrow, ideal as a focal point in any landscape.
$150