10/31/18

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, Julie, or Drew at 352-429-2425

Sale!
3 GALLON
REGULAR $65 SALE $55


ASIAN LEMON TIMBER BAMBOO 
Bambusa eutuldoides viridi-vittata 

Can grow to 25 feet with 1" diameter canes. Moderately Hardy



If you are seeking a stunning specimen plant that has an upright form and eye-catching coloration, Asian Lemon would be an excellent pick.


The bright yellow canes are accented by bold green stripes. It's relatively short height enables it to be planted under electric lines yet still be tall enough to block a two-story house. The contrast of Asian Lemon's dark green leaves with the plant's colorful canes makes this a valuable and highly desirable addition to the landscape.

Sale!

3 GALLON
REGULAR $45 SALE $40

GOLDEN GODDESS BAMBOO 
 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. It also works well as a container plant for patios or poolside planting. Golden Goddess can tolerate winter temperatures that dip for short periods of time into the high teens, making it a good choice for people living in Zone 8 - 10.




If planted 4' to 6' apart in rich soil that's watered and fertilized regularly, this semi-dwarf (6' to 12' tall) bamboo with 1/4" to 1/2" canes will form a solid wall of green by the end of its first growing season.




Our daughter Jenny stands in front of a 4-year-old clump of Golden Goddess that shows off the bamboo's distinctively round, fluffy shape. 

Even though Golden Goddess tends to grow in what I call a "snowball" shape, it is easily pruned to take the form of whatever shape works best in the landscape. The line of Golden Goddess below demonstrates how nicely Golden Goddess can be pruned to create a short squared off hedge.



We offer Golden Goddess in 3-gal, 7-gal and 15-gal size containers. Even in 3-gal containers, Bambusa multiplex golden goddess is 2'-4' tall and has multiple canes. A closeup shot shows the size of this bamboo's canes. Golden Goddess culms are small but plentiful. They rarely get larger than 1/2" diameter.

















 

7/20/16

Golden Hedge Clumping Bamboo (Bambusa multiplex alphonse karr)

If you're looking for a bamboo that combines function, beauty and hardiness, look no further than Golden Hedge Clumping Bamboo.

Like all multiplex bamboos, Golden Hedge has a very dense, broad growth pattern which makes it the perfect choice for an impenetrable living hedge while the yellow canes with vertical green stripes make it a good candidate for a centerpiece planting. 



Bold green stripes against a soft golden background adds to the allure of this practical and attractive Clumping Bamboo specimen


Since Golden Hedge is slightly shorter (maximum height of 30') than the 45'-tall Green Hedge Clumping Bamboo (Bambusa multiplex 'Silverstripe'), it may be preferable for a smaller yard or for planting under electric wires. If space is not a problem, however, Golden Hedge and Green Hedge look very attractive when mixed together to form a living fence.



A mixed hedge of Golden and Green Hedge Clumping Bamboo provides a fast-growing and beautiful privacy screen in a residential yard


Another one of Golden Hedge Clumping Bamboo's assets is its hardiness. It can tolerate temperatures into the mid-teens.  We have seen Golden Hedge Clumping Bamboo growing throughout the Southeast and in the temperate climate of Seattle, WA.



Hardiness is one of Golden Hedge Clumping Bamboo's many assets


Even though the multiplex family of bamboo is one of the hardiest groups of clumping bamboos, it still will not survive any part of the country that regularly gets single-digit or subzero winter temperatures.  If you live in one of those areas and wish to create a living hedge of bamboo, please consider one of our Running Bamboos.  Running Bamboos love cold weather and actually grow taller with larger diameter canes in colder climates than they do in warmer, more tropical parts of the world.

4/30/15

Bamboo Pole Sizes and Weights

Most bamboo poles will taper naturally from bottom to top - sometimes considerably - and there will be variations, even between poles of the same named size.

The walls of bamboo poles are approximately 1/4 inch thick, so the interior diameters are about 1/2 inch less than their outside diameters.

The charts below indicate the variations in approximate actual outside diameter measurements in inches of the various types of bamboo poles that available at Beautiful Bamboo.

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Domestic Designer
BASETOP
Named Size


1.51.5 - 1.751.25 - 1.5

22 - 2.251.25 - 1.75
2.52.25 - 2.6251.75 - 2.5
32.625 - 32 - 2.75
3.53.25 - 3.52.625 - 3
43.5 - 43 - 3.25
54.75 - 53.75 - 4.25
65.5 - 64 - 4.5



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Imported
BASETOP
Named Size


1.51.25 - 1.51 - 1.25

21.625 - 21.25 - 1.75

32.5 - 31.5 - 2.5

43.5 - 42.5 - 3
54.5 - 53.5 - 4
65 - 63.5 - 4.5

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Home grown
BASETOP
Named Size
1.251 - 1.25.75 - 1
1.51.25 - 1.751 - 1.5

21.75 - 2.251.25 - 2

32.5 - 31.5 - 2.5

-->Domestic Black Poles are only available in 1.75" diameter with a base diameter of approximately 1.5" - 2" and a top diameter of approximately 1.25" - 1.75"

For shipping purposes, we are including the below chart estimating the approximate weight in pounds of 8' and 10' long bamboo poles of various named sizes.


approx. weight (lbs.)
8'10'
Named Size
11.5 -2
1.252.5 - 3
1.54
1.752.5 - 33 - 3.5
23.54
2.55
368
3.5911
413 - 1515 - 16
52525 - 30
625 - 3025 - 30

3/31/15

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