All the Bamboo Plants listed below are available from Coblands. The majority are at the Cash & Carry sites.
BAMBOO FACT SHEET
Growth rate and ultimate size
Like any other grass, the growth rate of bamboo is determined by the degree of moisture and feeding. The ultimate
height and spread can therefore be difficult to predict. If plants are planted in humus rich soil that is well drained but yet
moisture retentive, your bamboo should thrive for you. The plants listed below are available from Coblands Nurseries
and the Cash & Carry’s. Some varities such as Phyllostachys aurea, Phyllostachys nigra, Pseudosasa japonica (Bambusa
Metake) are available up to 3 metres in a 45 litre pot. Larger plants are available on request.
Bambusa glaucescens ‘Alphonse Karr’
(Bambusa multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’)
A handsome clump forming bamboo from China.
Young stem sheaths striped pink and green, and mature
stems about 2cm in diameter, are pink at first then turn
bright yellow to orange with green stripes of varying
widths. Extremely attractive and very popular.
Can grow up to 8 metres. Hardy to -13°C.
Fargesia nitida (Sinarundinaria nitida)
Originating from the Himalayas, thus being one of
the hardiest of all bamboos. It prefers semi-shade,
especially in hot, dry summers. The stem colour is
dark green sometimes red-brown. It is clump forming
and can grow up to 4 metres. Hardy to-30°C.
(A good substitute for Fargesia murialae, which
flowered two years ago)
Indocalamus tesselatus (Sasa tesselata)
Originating from China this plant can grow in semi-shade
to full sun. An excellent ground cover plant, growing to
1 metre in height. Its noticeable feature is its large leaves,
possibly the largest leaves of all hardy cultivated bamboo.
Hardy to -23°C.
Originating from China, this plant is regularly planted in
the United Kingdom. The stems are green turning to a
dull yellow in sun, basal internodes thickening with
maturity. Ideal as a specimen, hedge or container plant.
Grows to 3-4 m