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Three of our Hardiest
Clumping Hedge Bamboos

(Bambusa multiplex Silverstripe)

Can grow 15-45 feet with 1½" diameter canes. Very Hardy.

If you need a hedge that is dense, green and cold-hardy, consider planting this popular and reliable bamboo also known as Silverstripe. The dark green canes are bushy with white stripes on the young leaves. Watch the upper canes bend and bow to the wind. Plant 10' apart for a hedge that will block a view in just a couple of years and be impenetrable in 4-5 years.

(Bambusa multiplex alphonse karr)

Can grow 15-30 feet with 1½" diameter canes. Very Hardy.

Like Green Hedge Bamboo, Golden Hedge also makes a spectacular barrier or centerpiece planting. The canes are yellow with vertical green stripes. Since it is slightly shorter than the green-caned hedge bamboo above, it may be preferable for a smaller yard or for planting under electric wires. With its striking coloring Golden Hedge is a very popular addition to the landscape. Golden Hedge and Green Hedge look very attractive when mixed together to form a living fence.

(Bambusa multiplex golden goddess)

Can grow 6-12 feet with 1/4" diameter canes. Very Hardy.

This delicate-leafed hedge bamboo is a great choice for a smaller lot, or for those seeking a container plant for patios or poolside planting. Plant 4 to 8 feet apart and this semi-dwarf bamboo will quickly fill in to become a beautiful but not too tall privacy hedge.


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Pictured below are a few of the many Running Bamboos available for pickup, delivery or shipped directly to your location 

Green Hedge Bamboo (S. fastuosa viridis)
Can grow to 25' to 35' with 1.5" diameter canes

Green-Gold Vivax Timber Bamboo (Phyllostachys vivax aureocaulis)
Can grow to 70' with 5" diameter canes

Tootsik (Sinobambusa Tootsik 'Albostriata')
Can grow to 30' with 1.5" diameter canes

Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea)
Can grow to 27' with 1.75" diameter canes

Vivax Timber Bamboo (Phyllostachys vivax)
Can grow to 70' with 5" diameter canes

Madake Japanese Timber Bamboo (Phyllostachys bambusoides Madake)
Can grow to 70' with 6" diameter canes

Red Bamboo (Semiarundinaria fastuosa)
Can grow to 30' with 1.5" diameter canes



Birds and 'boo

I hung one of my bird feeders from a Blue Timber Bamboo (Bambusa chungii) cane and numerous birds have flocked there to feed.

Below are a few of the many species I've photographed against a beautiful bamboo backdrop.

One of my favorite birds - a chickadee - came for the sunflower seeds

Two cardinals - the red-feathered male in the forefront with the less showy female in the rear

Two goldfinches on the sides with a chipping sparrow in front

Two goldfinches alone.   They must have scared the chipping sparrow away

Springtime in the bamboo grove

It's spring and that means the running bamboos are shooting! New bamboo culms are emerging at an astonishing rate.

Below are three pictures of one particularly beautiful specimen - Phyllostachys vivax huangwenzhu, which we call Green-Gold Vivax Timber Bamboo.

A broad yellow vertical stripe appears on alternating culm section of Green-Gold Vivax Timber Bamboo 

This young shoot is reaching for the sky as it grows upward through a window of bamboo leaves

Looking down at a newly emerged shoot from above.  In just a few days, this relatively small shoot will tower over my head and I'll have to look up to take a picture


Wind through Bamboo

A strong wind today filled the air with music as breezes blew through a mature stand of Giant Timber Clumping Bamboo (Bambusa oldhamii) at the original sight of Beautiful Bamboo nursery.

This short video provides a sound picture of the 'clinking' and 'clacking' sounds made when bamboo canes are rustled by gusts of air.


Bamboo and Elephants

Yesterday our crew was busy culling canes from a stand of Bambusa chungii.

Objective:  Remove enough leafy canes to fill a 12-foot long by 3-foot high trailer.  The canes would then be transported to Tampa where they will be given to elephants in the Barnum and Bailey circus.

For the next several months, canes cut from the groves at Beautiful Bamboo will supplement the diet of Asian elephants in the circus.

In the wild, Asian Elephants like this one in Laos are accustomed to eating bamboo
Photo by Shannon O'Donnell, www.alittleadrift.com

Ryan transports a load of freshly cut Blue Timber Bamboo culms 

Unloading leafy bamboo canes into the trailer

A full load of Beautiful Bamboo to help keep the circus elephants happy and healthy