West County Oasis Bamboo Garden

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Bambusa
Bambusa balcooa C 60′ 6.00″ 25F 3-5 $150
A tropical species, best indoors in our climate here in the Bay Area. Light, fuzzy green leaves and canes, it will grow to 20′ tall with 2-3″ diameter canes indoors!!

Bambusa chungii C 33′ 2.50″ 21F 3-5 $150
Used for weaving and crafting, this is a particularly sought after bamboo. The new canes have a heavy white powder coating giving them a blue tone. Canes grow to 2″ in diameter making a nice show piece.

Bambusa dolichomerithalla ‘Green Stripe’ C 30′ 1.50″ 16F 3-5
$45
$90
This particular variety gets 1.5″ in diameter and 12′ tall. It has nice shiny, dense foliage. The canes come up green and turn yellow over a six to twelve month period, showing off green stripes a few months later. It’s a great plant for a screen up over a fence or in an isolated clump.

Bambusa dolichomerithalla ‘Silverstripe’ C 35′ 2.00″ 20F 3-5
$60
$120
A similar species to ‘Greenstripe’ except more vigorous in growth. Tends to have very dark green canes with white stripes that develop on the canes. Grows up to 18′ tall in the San Francisco Bay area. These two varieties can be pruned to desired height.

Bambusa eutuldoides ‘Viridivittata’ C 25′ 1.00″ 21F 3-5
$120
Similar to B. eutuldoides, but more susceptible to cold. It will take temperatures down to 24 degrees F. It will create an open grove with may canes when well established.

Bambusa malingensis C 35′ 2.50″ 20F 4-5
$20
$45
This great plant grows up to 20′ tall in the San Francisco Bay area. Its color is silvery blue and tends to grow 2″ in diameter. It is great for harvesting canes or eating the shoots.

Bambusa multiplex C 45′ 1.50″ 13F 3-5
$30 $20
$60 $45
This bamboo has the opposite cane coloring of B. multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’. It is very rich and green, about 15′ tall in the San Francisco Bay area.

Bambusa multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’ C 15′ 1.50″ 13F 3-5
$25
$65
The canes are golden with several green stripes. New canes have a pink to red hue. Alphonse Karr grows 12′ to 20′ in California and shoots year round. It is a very popular garden bamboo because of its beauty

Bambusa multiplex ‘Fernleaf’ C 20′ 0.50″ 13F 3-5
$20
$40
“Fernleaf” has narrow canes and 8-11 leaves on each branch, giving it a fern-like appearance. It is great for hedges or miniature hedges. Unchecked, it will grow 12′ in the San Francisco Bay area, but it can be easily pruned with hedge trimmers like the”Golden Goddess”.

Bambusa multiplex ‘Golden Goddess’ C 10′ 0.50″ 13F 3-5
$20
$50
“Golden Goddess is similar to “Fernleaf”, but the leaves are golden in color and the canes will grow to 10′ tall in the San Francisco Bay area.

Bambusa multiplex ‘Silverstripe’ C 45′ 1.50″ 19F 3-5
$30
$45
Similar to Alphonse Karr, but a green cane with variegated leaves.

Bambusa multiplex ’Eddie Gaedel’ C 4′ 1.50″ 13F 3-5 $30 $75 $65
A short variety of Alphonse Karr with distinctive, forest green and pastel pink stripes on butter yellow canes. Internodes are swollen. Foliage is rich green. This bamboo makes an unusual short hedge and excellent indoor plant.

Bambusa multiplex ‘Goldstripe’ C 15′ 1.50″ 18F 3-5
$20
$60
‘Goldstripe’ behaves similar to ‘Silverstripe’. There are swags in the canes, with alternating gold and green stripes.

Bambusa multiplex ‘Midori Green Alphonse’ C 15′ 1.50″ 13F 3-5
$30 $25
$60
‘Midori’ is similar to ‘Alphonse Karr’ except the canes are a pale lime color with dark green stripes. It has very interesting coloration. The leaves are light green, about 3/4″ wide and 4.5″ long. This clumper makes an excellent specimen plant or a nice hedge because it grows quickly to 15′ in the San Francisco Bay area.

Bambusa multiplex ‘Riviereorum’ “China Goddess” C 6′ 0.25″ 13F 3-5
$20
$40
Another choice that is excellent for low hedges and Bonsai projects. Grows to 6 feet with tiny leaves on smaller canes.

Bambusa multiplex ‘Tiny Fern’ C 3′ 0.10″ 13F 3-5
$20
$40
This plant is named for it’s small, grayish-green, pointed leaves which come in clusters. It is a great choice for hedges under 3′. It is also an excellent choice for Bonsai.

Bambusa oldhamii “Giant Timber” C 55′ 4.00″ 20F 3-5
$25
$50 $45
Often referred to as Oldhamii, this is a timber bamboo, meaning it develops canes with a large diameter. This elegant show piece truly does have giant, olive-green canes that will burst from the ground up to 4″ in diameter when the plant is mature. Oldhamii is unusual in that it is a timber bamboo AND a clumper with new canes coming up close to the mother plant. Native of southern China, it is now cultivated in other countries for the tasty shoots. Oldhamii is an impressive contribution to the garden, creating a forest of tree-like canes with large, long leaves.

Bambusa pervariabilis ‘Viridistriatus’ C 33′ 2.40″ 25F 3-5 $75 $150
This bamboo is more cold sensitive and does better in the milder climates like Berkeley, or indoors. It has longer internodes than Alphonze Karr and the canes are more heavily variegated, golden yellow with dark green stripes. To 20′ tall in the Bay Area.

Bambusa textilis “Weaver’s Bamboo” C 40′ 2.00″ 13F 3-5
$45
$75
Called the Weaver’s Bamboo because of the lack of prominent nodes and the strong, pliable fibers used by artists. This is a handsome, upright, timber bamboo with a clumping habit. It forms a tight column of thick, powdered blue-green canes, well foliated at the top. This is an excellent choice for a tall screen or specimen plant.

Bambusa textilis var. gracilis C 30′ 1.30″ 5F 3-5
$65 $45
$85 $75
A nice light-blue cane with shorter leaves than regular B. textilis. It grows to 16-20′ in the Bay Area. A very nice plant for a solid clumping hedge or an isolated specimen plant.

Bambusa tuldoides “Punting Pole Bamboo” C 55′ 2.25″ 18F 3-5 $25 $40
“Punting” in this case refers to propelling a small, flat-bottomed, river boat forward by pushing against the river bottom with a “punting pole”. Bambusa tuldoides has especially thick, strong walls and was traditionally used as the punting pole of choice in the Guangdong Province of China. A tight clumper, 30 to 55′ tall.

Bambusa ventricosa “Buddha’s Belly” C 55′ 2.25″ 18F 3-5
$35
$60
A fabulous name for a fabulous plant. Buddha’s Belly tends to have internodal swelling that gives the appearance of a protruding belly on the canes. This belly is more likely to appear when exposed to high temperatures in summer. Buddha’s Belly has bright green culms and is also a fine choice for bonsai.

Bambusa ventricosa ‘Holochrysa Kimmei’ C 55′ 2.25″ 18F 3-5
$35
$60
Similar to Bambusa ventricosa “Buddha’s Belly” except that the canes are yellow with multiple green stripes. A particularly fine ornamental plant, the canes will also develop the protruding bellies characteristic of the Buddha’s Belly. This plant is also an admirable choice for bonsai, but unchecked it will grow 25′ in the Bay Area.

Bambusa vulgaris ‘Vittata’ “Painted Bamboo” C 70′ 6.00″ 36F 3-5
$30
$65
Striking dark green stripping on golden canes, this is particularly handsome ornamental specimen for the garden.