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The Nature of Bamboo

Updated: Oct 6, 2022

The Nature of Bamboo

Bamboo is an ever-popular choice for those that want something special for their home or business. The beautiful and quite exotic bamboo is a large grass which means that it is quick growing compared to other plants. Each spring new culms (the noded stems) emerge from the ground taller and wider than the year before (up to the maximum for that particular species). The allotted space is filled within three short years with a lush, dense hedge or grove. New shoots can grow as fast as a foot or more a day! Bamboo spreads by rhizomes underground, either in a lateral extending fashion (running bamboo) or in a circular pattern that widens a little bit every year (clumping bamboo). There are 1,662 known species of bamboo according to the America Bamboo Society with a vast array of aesthetic properties, including color, form, and size. We have approximately 117 species in our living nursery and with that have the knowledge to help you narrow down which bamboo may be best for you!

This book gives practical selection and planting instructions and would be a great help in planning a bamboo installation and can be purchased here.

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Phone (831) 687-0100

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