Customer Comments

Below are some of the many comments sent by Beautiful Bamboo customers:

Hi Jennifer - 15 short months ago we had the pleasure of visiting Beautiful Bamboo. We were challenged with how we could hide a neighbor's recent addition of a 40 foot motor coach and shed. After a lot of research, we decided to go ahead and invest in bamboo. 

We selected 15 Graceful Bamboo plants and upon delivery by Tim to our home, we dug in and planted them. Following your exacting directions, and just over a year later, we are more than thrilled with the results. I have attached a few before an after images to show you how they are progressing.

We continue to be amazed at the speed at which they grow and how hearty they are. We are now seeing a new phase of growth and the new growths are now reaching 20+ in height!

I urge anyone in need of a natural privacy fence to look into bamboo ay Beautiful Bamboo. You will not regret it!
Michael and Grace
Lakeland FL

Beautiful Bamboo - The bamboo looks great. Ryan said we got "upgraded" to 10 gallon plants. He did a good job and is a credit to your company. If you are interested I can send a picture. Hopefully we can still get some growth this year.
Steven Anderson

The spotted bamboo is as beautiful as the "chunky monkey" - love them both.  And the reed fencing worked great.  Love my Beautiful Bamboo. Thanks, 

Hi Jennifer,I wanted to thank you for taking the time to show us around today and helping us pick out bamboo varieties for our upcoming project.

Since our portion of the Local food guide is about children's program we didn't include you in that article, however we had such a great time we included Beautiful Bamboo in our educational blog at spiceflorida.wordpress.com - if you would prefer we not use your name in the article please let me know.

Thank you again and we look forward to coming out again soon.
Ann, Joe and Ky
Orlando FL

Jennifer, Thanks for all your help and patience picking out our bamboo last weekend. It looks great and we  are looking forward to coming back to get some more varieties soon. Thanks again
David and Michelle

Thank you very much for the beautiful angel mist bamboo! It arrived in excellent condition! Wonderfully packed! Thank you also Jennifer who called me back one day after my e-mail. Getting to speak with you was a truly lovely experience. Jennifer mentioned when i asked her to pick me out a nice bamboo that she had already done that and he was sitting next to her desk. Amazing as i had not even purchased the bamboo yet. That brought life to the bamboo and made me feel like a truly valued customer.

It was especially wonderful that when ordering one bamboo online you guys at Beautiful Bamboo really took the time to do it right.

I love the west coast transplant you provided me and I will recommend as well as use you for any future bamboo plants and products that I may want.

I will send pictures along after he (Casper) grows up a little. I figured anything alive taller than me deserves a name!
Sincerely Happy Customer,
Curtis Lee Shaw
San Francisco CA

Dear Tim and Sherry,
Just wanted to say thank you - the bamboo arrived yesterday in great condition, well-packed and it sprung back right after it got out of the box.  It was well watered immediately after unpacking and will be transplanted into a large pot tomorrow per your instructions.  Thanks again for the quick response to my questions via email as well.  
Philadelphia PA

Just a quick thanks to you and especially Tim.  He is finishing up the 6 new bamboo I purchased, and I must say, he is really doing a fantastic job.  He is checking and treating and watering, very nice job, very happy.  Thanks.
Dr. Bruce
Orlando FL

Tim.....I want to thank you and Sherry for all the courtesies you extended to me in our quest to find the Bamboo just right for us. My assistant Shawn is planting it now and we agree the Asian Lemon will look super between the Oldhamii we have.  Thanks again for all the help!
Jacksonville FL

Hi Sherry,
I purchased some of your bamboo a while back to make calligraphy brushes. The bamboo is great and I made some wonderful brushes. Here are a few pictures when the bamboo was still green. I wish it would stay that way but it's changing into a beautiful golden color - which I like as well. Thank you for picking out some gnarly pieces for me. I'll be ready to order more soon.

Hi - Just wanted to express my pleasure with your delivery of the 50 7-gallon Green Hedge bamboo plants.  Tim was exceptionally polite and helpful with my questions, just as he was when I ordered on Saturday.  He offered several tips and showed me how to dig a proper hole for planting.  I should have the remaining few in the ground today.  The bamboo are all larger than I expected, and are as big or bigger than the 15-gallon plants I looked at locally.  Most are 8-12 ft tall.  If you would like I will send you pictures once and I am done planting, and will update you as they grow. 

Thanks again for providing an honest and helpful service.  It is refreshing to deal with a business that delivers what they promise at a reasonable price.
Melbourne FL

Hi Sherry and Ralph
We just wanted to thank you for your assistance in this project. Jennifer, James, Jessie, and Daniel were a pleasure to work with and the end result looks great...we know it will take some time for the bamboo to grow/develop, but we are off to a GREAT start...Please thank all your people again for us, as we are very pleased with the work. I'm sure we will be back for more and probably will have some referrals for you as well. Thanks again.
Chili and Deb
Orlando FL

I wanted to thank you again for the bamboo. Both Jennifer and James were very hardworking and conscientious in installing the bamboo. It looks really good and has already helped to relieve the depression from the big house behind us. I didn't realize how big and impressive the Seabreeze would look. We had some palm trees planted today and the yard has a nice tropical look now. Thank you again.

Orlando FL

Hi Sherry, I just wanted to tell you how much we are enjoying our bamboo! My home office is off the kitchen and at the end of the kitchen is a sliding glass window that looks out onto the backyard. It is very peaceful to look out and see the bamboo swaying in the breeze! I am convinced it has already grown some ... and it likes the drip line hose that Brooks bought for it. Thanks again and I am so glad that Brooks found you!

Orlando FL

Sherry and Ralph,
I want to thank you for the Bamboo poles that I purchased from you. They worked out perfect. I made a canopy with them for my sisters wedding and I just wanted to say thank you. Thanks again,

Deltona FL

Hello all! I just got my order of 3"and 4" poles a couple of days ago and I am really pleased. So, thank you so much!!

Strafford NH

Hi Sherry! Just had to let you know how wonderfully your, actually, now, my bamboo is doing! I'm blown away! Not only did they spring back unbelievably from their "trip", within a few weeks, they both put up new canes! I had previously bought a couple of specimens from another bamboo company. No comparison. Yours are so vastly superior! Don't want to give you the fat head, just wanted to let you know you're doing a really good job. Your planting instructions were spot-on! The people at the other nursery said, "Just dig a hole and plant 'em. They don't need anything special, not until they're established, and then you might add a little 10-10-10 fertilizer." Well, let me tell you, I believe the cow manure made a huge difference in their progress, along with the obvious superior care they received on your end! If you ever need any testimonial, I'm your guy! Couldn't be happier, can't say enough good things about you and your product.

Ingleside TX

Hi Sherry,
Just thought you would like to see how well our bamboo is doing. Thank you for the beautiful bamboo. We love it!

Clermont FL

Hello - We bought a 1gal. Dwarf Buddha’s Belly last year. It had one new shoot .25 inches in diameter, and 18in long that grew to six ft long. This year, so far, it has 4 new shoots averaging about .75 inches diameter. The new growth is at the rate of approximately one inch in 24 hours. It is amazing to watch, it almost explodes out of the pot! Thank you, we’ve enjoyed watching it.

Sebring FL

Hello Sherry
Just wanted to say thank you for selling me the Bamboo. They all are doing great. Right now I am up to 15 shoots, some are over 6 foot tall already. And one runner, about 19 inches from the clump (Green Hedge).

Orlando FL

Sherry: Thank You for assisting Connie and myself this weekend. Our new Oldhamii is in its place of honor. Also please thank your son for his assistance in placing and helping to plant our new addition. He was very helpful and a very good ambassador for your company. The entire experience has been a pleasure. We will be back once we establish our Pool area for more of Beautiful-Bamboo. Thanks again and Regards,

Orlando FL


Discounted Prices on Select Bamboos

Welcome to our Specials Page!   

Our goal is to help you complete your project within your budget. Tell us your plans and we will do our best to help you find a beautiful as well as affordable solution to your landscaping needs. Call Jennifer, Donna, Ryan or Drew at 352-429-2425

Click for New Lower Prices on Running Bamboos


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


Upcoming Flute-making workshop

Our own Ryan Stauffer will be hosting his second flute-making workshop at Beautiful Bamboo Nursery on Saturday, June 14th.  The full-day class will cover how to make a side-blown bamboo flute, similar to the one pictured above.  The $40 fee includes instructions and all materials. Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information and to make a reservation, visit Flutes by Ryan or call tel:719-252-4485


Bamboo with a natural handle

I love the way the nodes on some Golden Bamboo canes (Phyllostachys aurea) grow close together forming a natural "handle" that not only looks attractive but also feels like it's meant to wrap your hand around.

Not all the canes, but some, will have a natural handle

This emerging cane will only have a couple of swollen nodes


Toot, Toot, Tootsik - Hello!

Although Al Jolson introduced the song, Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye back in 1927 in the movie The Jazz Singer, I find myself singing "Toot, Toot, Tootsik, Hello!" whenever I pass Sinobambusa Tootsik 'Albostriata' in the nursery.

Tootsik is a slow-spreading running bamboo with beautiful variegated leaves.  It has an upright stature and is relatively short, topping out at less that 20-feet tall.

The beautiful variegated leaves of Tootsik Bamboo are the first thing most people notice about this slow-spreading running bamboo

Its small size, attractive leaves and upright growth pattern make Tootsik is an excellent choice for a container plant.  It also does well when planted outside in a partially shady location where this ornamental makes an eye-catching addition to the landscape.

Tootsik is a slow spreader that is easy to control by mowing.  It tends to form 'clumps' as it slowly grows in its preferred location - a semi-shady area.
Tootsik is cold-hardy to 10-degrees with canes that grow to be about 1.5" diameter.