Island's Bamboo Gardens Bamboo Species

There are at least 1200 species of bamboo distributed throughout the worlds temperate, sub-tropical and tropical regions. Most tropical bamboo grows in a clumping fashion with closely spaced culms and are more cold sensitive than temperate (running bamboo)

  

A genus of tropical and sub-tropical clumping bamboos, usually giant, with numerous branches at a node, one or three much larger than others.

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Bambusa Chungii (Tropical Blue)
A stunning bamboo with a persistent white bloom on canes that appears blue in color on maturity
Specifications:   Height: 30 Feet  /   Diameter: 2"  /  Min-Temp: 21° F
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Bambusa Dolichomerithalla (Silverstripe)
This dark green bamboo has culms striped with thin silver (white) line. Introduced from Taiwan in 1980
Specifications:   Height: 35 Feet  /   Diameter: 2"  /  Min-Temp: 25° F
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Bambusa Emeinsis 'Flavidovirens (Lemon-Lime)
Canes emerge from ground a lime green color with stripes anad mature to a pale yellow with dark green stripes. Erect and tight clumping
Specifications:   Height: 35 Feet  /   Diameter: 2.5"  /  Min-Temp: 24° F
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Bambusa Emeinsis 'Viridflavus' (Yin Yang)
A one of a kind ornamental bamboo with erect dark green canes striped with yellow alternating 180 degrees on each internode. In U S since 1998
Specifications:   Height: 35 Feet  /   Diameter: 2.5"  /  Min-Temp: 24° F
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Bambusa Gibba
A new species at our garden that appears to be quick to leap and will be a great privacy bamboo
Specifications:   Height: 25 Feet  /   Diameter: 2"  /  Min-Temp: 32° F
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Bambusa Glaucophylla (Malay Dwarf)
This bamboo is dense, bushy and has variegated leaves. Easy to prune and keep as a hedge or shaped as desired.
Specifications:   Height: 15 Feet  /   Diameter:1"  /  Min-Temp:30° F
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Bambusa Lako (Black Timor)
Choice ornamental bamboo with canes emerging green and turning brown to black with a light green stripe. Common name is derived from its indigenous habitat on the island of Timor.
Specifications:   Height: 50 Feet  /   Diameter:4"  /  Min-Temp: 25° F
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Bambusa Luteostriata (Garland Bamboo)
Erect lovely bamboo with young leaves being variegated white/green and canes have intermittent white stripes
Specifications:   Height: 30 Feet  /   Diameter: 2"  /  Min-Temp: 28° F
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Bambusa Malingensis (Seabreeze)
Fast growing and dense bamboo with small leaves that hold up to high winds very well. Great as a hedge or to block with a single planting.
Specifications:   Height: 35 Feet  /   Diameter: 2.5"  /  Min-Temp: 21° F
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Bambusa Multiplex (Fernleaf)
Usually small in size with tiny leaves and a dense bushy appearance. Can be hedged or trimmed easily
Specifications:   Height: 20 Feet  /   Diameter: .5"  /  Min-Temp: 18° F
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Bambusa Mutabilis (Emerald)
Native to China's Hainan Island, this bamboo is very attractive with a faint powder coating and a ring of white at its nodes.
Specifications:   Height: 40 Feet  /   Diameter: 2.5"  /  Min-Temp: 18° F
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Bambusa Oldhamii (Giant Timber)
Strong, dark green bamboo with an erect stature. Short branches and large leaves. Edible bamboo shoots when harvested
Specifications:   Height: 55 Feet  /   Diameter: 4"  /  Min-Temp: 21° F
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Bambusa Pervariabilis 'Viridistriata' (Sunburst)
Highly variegated butter yellow bamboo with long horizontal branching habit. Branching to ground is common.
Specifications:   Height: 35 Feet  /   Diameter: 2.5"  /  Min-Temp: 22° F
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Bambusa sp. Richard Waldron (Patio Bamboo)
Small tight clumping bamboo that is suited for growing in pots if need be. Origin is uncertain and not common throughout regions
Specifications:   Height: 10 Feet  /   Diameter: .5"  /  Min-Temp: 20° F
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Bambusa Textilis 'Gracilis' (Slender Weavers)
Superior small landscape bamboo that can stand alone or make a wall of bamboo hedge. Becomes naturally branchless a third of the way up cane and is very graceful and nodding at top.
Specifications:   Height: 30 Feet  /   Diameter: 1.25"  /  Min-Temp:18° F
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Bambusa Textilis 'Kanapaha' (Wong Chuk or Royal Bamboo)
An awesome specimen bamboo that grows large in Florida with the lower half of culms with a prominent blue color and branchless
Specifications:   Height: 50 Feet  /   Diameter: 2.5"  /  Min-Temp: 18° F
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Bambusa tulda 'striata' (Imperial Bamboo)
A large, thick walled bamboo with stripes near the base. Very erect growing habit
Specifications:   Height: 70 Feet  /   Diameter: 4"  /  Min-Temp: 30° F
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Bambusa Vulgaris 'Vittata' (Golden Hawaiian or Painted Bamboo)
Popular bamboo with bright yellow canes with dark green striping that is different on each internode giving it the appearance of being hand painted. This bamboo is an open clumper that needs a lot of room to grow.
Specifications:   Height: 50 Feet  /   Diameter: 4"  /  Min-Temp: 30° F
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Bambusa Vulgaris 'Wamin' (Dwarf Budda Belly)
An exceptional specimen with bulging internodes that makes it totally unique. Dark green leaves and culms and a large canopy for a relatively "short" bamboo. There is a striped cultivar with light green culms and dark green stripes.
Specifications:   Height: 16 Feet  /   Diameter: 3"  /  Min-Temp: 30° F
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Bambusa Eutuldoides viridi-vittata (Asian Lemon Bamboo)
Yellow canes striped with green, leaves have intermittent white stripe. Fast grower and branching to ground
Specifications:   Height: 25 Feet  /   Diameter: 2"  /  Min-Temp: 30° F
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Dendrocalamus Giganteus
From Burma, possibly one of the largest bamboo in the world. Leaves can be up to 20 inches long and 4 inches wide. Lower nodes may be branchless up to 40 feet. Young shoots are edible
Specifications:   Height: 100 Feet  /   Diameter: 12"  /  Min-Temp: 25° F
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Dendroclamus Minor Amoenus (Angel Mist Bamboo)
Stunning bamboo with pale striped culms covered in a white powder. Top of culms fountain out and fall like long willow branches.
Specifications:   Height: 25 Feet  /   Diameter: 2"  /  Min-Temp: 25° F
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Dendrocalamus Validus
This giant beauty emerges from the ground with a dark purple culm with sheaths turning orange as it elongates. When young, the branches are very long.
Specifications:   Height: 75 Feet  /   Diameter: 4"  /  Min-Temp: 28° F
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Gigantochloa Pseudoarundinacea (Maxima)
This is a giant beauty with pale culms striped in varying widths of dark green. Culms are straight and very strong
Specifications:   Height: 100 Feet  /   Diameter:5"  /  Min-Temp: 28° F
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Otatea Acuminata aztecorum (Mexican Weeping)
This bamboo has long narrow leaves are produced in such abundance that the culms are barely visible. Has open clumping habit spaced up to 1 or 2 feet apart
Specifications:   Height: 20 Feet  /   Diameter: 1.5"  /  Min-Temp: 22° F
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