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Our Bamboo Nursery
30 Myers Rd
Summertown, TN 38483-7323
U.S.A.
931-964-4151 931-964-4228
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Plants

Genus species Common Name Max Ht
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Arundinaria
appalachiana
Hill Cane 6.00 U U U Recently described new. Deciduous . Picture
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Arundinaria
funghomii
. 30.00 1.10 0 4 Chinese. New culms covered with a gray bloom. Handsome, only grows about 4 ft tall in cold climates. May be Pseudosasa cantori. . Picture
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Arundinaria
gigantea
RIVER CANE 20.00 1.00 -10 5 Native to the U.S. Once grew from Georgia and Texas to Maryland and Ohio. . Picture
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Arundinaria
gigantea 'Macon'
MACON RIVERCANE 20.00 1.00 -22 5 More upright and hardier than the species; reported to stay evergreen with little leaf burn. . Picture
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Arundinaria
tecta
SWITCH CANE 6.00 0.50 -10 5 Similar to A. gigantea but generally smaller. It differs in persistent culm sheaths, air channels in its rhizomes, and can grow in wet ground. . Picture
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Bambusa
multiplex
HEDGE BAMBOO 25.00 1.50 18 5 Each node bears a large number of branches down to the culm base, making a dense hedge. Hardiest of the Bambusa. . Picture
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Bambusa
multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'
. 25.00 1.50 18 5 Similar to the species, but the culms and branches are bright yellow with irregular longitudinal narrow dark green stripes. New shoots and culms are often reddish. . Picture
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Bambusa
multiplex 'Fernleaf'
FERNLEAF BAMBOO 20.00 0.50 18 5 Usually small in size with 10 to 20 closely spaced, two ranked leaves. Often culms come up that have reverted to the larger leaves. . Picture
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Bambusa
multiplex 'Golden Goddess'
. 10.00 0.50 18 5 A dwarf form similar to 'Fernleaf' but with larger leaves. The culms tend to be yellowish. . Picture
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Bambusa
multiplex 'Midori Green'
GREEN ALPHONSE 15.00 1.50 18 5 Similar to 'Alphonse Karr', but the culms and branches are light green with dark green stripes. Bambusa multiplex 'Green Alphonse' Picture
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Bambusa
multiplex 'Riviereorum'
CHINESE GODDESS 6.00 0.30 18 5 Has solid culms and tiny leaves; similar to 'Fernleaf' but smaller, more delicate looking. . Picture
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Bambusa
multiplex 'Tiny Fern'
. 3.00 0.20 18 5 A dwarf form with leaves often less than 1" long, but can grow larger. . Picture
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Bambusa
ventricosa
BUDDHA'S BELLY 55.00 2.30 21 5 It becomes a dwarf with swollen internodes when grown in pots under dry conditions. In the ground it reverts to a giant with zigzag culms and branches. Bambusa tuldoides 'ventricosa' Picture
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Bambusa
vulgaris 'Wamin'
. 16.00 3.00 30 5 A dwarf form with short and swollen lower green internodes. . Picture
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Bashania
fargesii
. 20.00 2.00 5 4 Native to the mountains of China. Leaves up to a foot long. . Picture
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Bashania
qingchengshanensis
. 10.00 0.90 3 4 Hardier and smaller than B. fargesii "Vary vigorous." . Picture
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Borinda
fungosa
. 20.00 1.00 20 3 Yunnan, from 6,000 to 9,000 feet. Shoots sweet, culms used for weaving. Fargesia fungosa Picture
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Brachystachyum
densiflorum
. 20.00 1.00 0 3 Young culms hairy; leaves up to 7 inches long and an inch wide. Used for fishing rods and crafts. May be misidentified. . Picture
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Chimonobambusa
szechuanensis
. 19.00 1.00 10 4 Round culms, sheaths and leaves all with tendency to strong red-purple coloration. . No Pics
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Fargesia
dracocephala 'Rufa'
. 10.00 0.50 -10 2 From Sichuan. Early shoots. Also known as Gansu 95-1. Close to the description of the real F. dracocephala. Fargesia sp. 'rufa' Picture
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Fargesia
robusta
. 16.00 1.00 0 4 From Sichuan Province, China, at elevations over 8,000 feet.Early shoots. . Picture
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Hibanobambusa
tranquillans
. 16.00 1.30 3 4 The single species of the genus has the 2 branches per node of a Phyllostachys and the large leaves of a Sasa, up to 10 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide. . Picture
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Hibanobambusa
tranquillans 'Shiroshima'
. 16.00 1.30 3 4 This form has strikingly attractive leaves variegated in cream and green. The colors persist throughout the year. . Picture
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Indocalamus
cordatus
. 5.00 0.30 U U A new introduction from China. . No Pics
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Indocalamus
decorus
. 2.50 0.20 U U . No Pics
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Indocalamus
latifolius
. 10.00 0.50 0 3 Similar to I. tessellatus, leaves about a foot long. . Picture
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Indocalamus
latifolius 'Hopei'
. 12.00 0.50 0 3 Even taller, larger leaved and more cold hardy than species. Spreads slowly. . No Pics
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Indocalamus
longiauritus
. 5.00 0.30 -5 4 Culms hairy below the nodes; prominent auricles and oral setae. . Picture
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Indocalamus
migoi
. 6.50 0.60 U U . No Pics
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Indocalamus
pedalis
. 1.00 0.10 23 U . No Pics
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Indocalamus
sp. 'Hamadae'
. 15.00 0.60 -5 3 The only Japanese Indocalamus. Culms taller and thicker than I. tessellatus, branches commonly not 1 but 3. The large leaves were used for wrapping rice balls. Native to Kyushu. . Picture
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Indocalamus
sp. 'Solidus'
. 8.00 0.40 -5 3 Culms solid, leaves only 8 to 10 inches long. Species not known. . Picture
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Indocalamus
tessellatus
Big Leaf 7.00 0.50 -10 4 Usually less than 4 feet tall, it can reach 10ft and has the largest leaves of any bamboo in cultivation, up to 26 inches by 5 inches. Adapts easily to growing in pots. Does well in shade or sun. . Picture
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Indocalamus
victorialis
. 5.00 0.20 0 3 A new introduction from China. . No Pics
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Indosasa
gigantea
. 50.00 4.00 U U From south China. Acidosasa gigantea No Pics
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Phyllostachys
acuta
. 26.00 2.50 0 5 Introduced from Zhejiang Province, China in 1984. Named for its sharp-pointed shoots. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
angusta
STONE BAMBOO 22.00 1.30 -2 5 Called Stone Bamboo because of the hard texture of its culms which in China are used to make fine bamboo furniture. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
arcana
. 27.00 1.30 0 5 Named after its “hidden” characters of distinctive recognition. In China it is used for shoots and split culms are woven into mats. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
atrovaginata
INCENSE BAMBOO 35.00 2.80 -5 5 The shoots are among those having the least bite when raw. These plants were formerly listed as P. congesta. Phyllostachys congesta Picture
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Phyllostachys
aurea
GOLDEN, FISHPOLE BAMBOO 27.00 1.80 5 5 The most commonly cultivated bamboo in the U.S., easily identified by one to several short internodes at the base of some of its culms. It is most invasive in areas with warm summers. Culm may grow to 3 inches diameter in favorable conditions. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aurea 'Albovariegata'
VARIEGATED GOLDEN BAMBOO 27.00 1.80 5 5 Same, except that the leaves are smaller, striped with white. Many plants flowered recently; some have survived but nearly all reverted to normal form. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aurea 'Flavescens-inversa'
. 27.00 1.80 5 5 The green culms have a pale yellow groove. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aurea 'Holochrysa'
GOLDEN GOLDEN 27.00 1.80 5 5 Unlike the typical form whose culms stay green until old, these culms soon turn yellow, then golden orange. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aurea 'Koi'
. 27.00 1.80 5 5 The culms turn from green to yellow after the first 6 months, but the culm grooves remain green. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aurea 'Takemurai'
. 35.00 3.00 5 5 It lacks the short internodes of the typical form. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
Yellow Groove 45.00 2.20 -5 5 The culms are more slender and delicate than golden bamboo; young culms are green with a yellow groove. Culm internodes distinctly rough to the touch when young, and an occasional culm has a zigzag kink. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata 'Alata'
. 30.00 2.00 -5 5 Similar to the above, but with a green groove. Culms grow larger and are often markedly zigzag. Probably synonymous with P. aureosulcata 'Pekinensis'. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'
. 26.00 1.50 -5 5 Culms are entirely yellow except for a few vertical green stripes. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata 'Harbin Inversa'
. 26.00 1.50 -5 5 Yellow culms with fine green striping, no grooves other than the sulcus. It has a beautiful orange/crimson highlight for a while in the spring when grown in full sun . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata 'Harbin'
. 26.00 1.50 -5 5 The culms are yellow with multiple green grooves running the length of each internode; rare. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata 'Lama Temple'
. 25.00 1.75 -5 5 This rare cultivar of P. aureosulcata has a brighter gold color than the similar P. aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis' . It also seems to have a shorter overall height, with shorter nodes. The sunward side of the new culms in late spring turn a brilliant cherry red color for a couple months. Culm sheaths are more pale and pink than other P. aureosulcata. We have been growing this plant for several years and now, as it has reach a respectable height, we can finally see the subtle differences compared to the more common P. aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis' . The bright colors of this bamboo make it a very attractive plant and seem to shed light in any area. It can prosper in shade, though not as fast and with out the red culms in spring. Color looks best with about 3-5 hours of direct sun in the morning hours. Description from www.bamboogarden.com . No Pics
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata 'Pekinensis'
. 30.00 2.00 -5 5 Has a green groove; probably synonymous with P. aureosulcata 'Alata'. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'
Green groove 26.00 1.50 -5 5 The culms are yellow with a green groove, just opposite of the typical form. Smaller in hottest areas. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
aurita
Hair-ring water bamboo 20.00 1.00 U U Strong culms with hairy shoots. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
GIANT JAPANESE TIMBER, MADAKE 72.00 6.00 5 5 The most utilized bamboo in Japan where it is valued for its large straight thick-walled culms. Flowered extensively in the 1970’s and many plants died. Most plants have regained their vegetative vigor. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides 'Allgold'
. 35.00 2.00 5 5 The culms are entirely golden yellow except for an occasional thin green stripe. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides 'Castillon'
. 35.00 2.00 5 5 Golden yellow culms with green grooves and stripes. An occasional leaf is striped in cream. It died due to flowering, and a new clone with less leaf variegation, sometimes called 'McClure's Castillon', has been introduced. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides 'Slender Crookstem'
. 48.00 3.00 0 5 Smaller than regular P. bambusoides with culms that often show a marked zigzag of lower internodes. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides 'White Crookstem'
. 48.00 3.00 0 5 The older culms are covered with white powder. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
bissetii
. 40.00 2.00 -10 5 A vigorously growing species whose culms are somewhat darker green than 'golden bamboo'. It is one of the first species of the genus to shoot in the spring. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
bissetii 'Dwarf'
. 18.00 1.00 -10 5 Differs by being smaller, and having whitish patches on the culms; hardier, perhaps. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
dulcis
Sweetshoot bamboo 40.00 3.20 0 5 Arching culms. Named because its shoots are particularly free of any acrid taste. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
edulis
MOSO 75.00 7.00 5 5 Largest of the hardy bamboos. Young culms are covered with a velvety coat of soft hairs. The most used bamboo in China, used for food , timber, paper, plywood, and flooring. Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens Picture
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Phyllostachys
edulis 'Anderson'
. 75.00 7.00 -6 5 From the grove at Anderson, SC. Hardy to -6 F. Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens 'Anderson Picture
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Phyllostachys
edulis 'Gracilis'
Little Moso 26.00 1.50 5 U . Picture
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Phyllostachys
elegans
. 32.00 2.30 5 5 The species is highly regarded for its shoots. In spring it is one of the first species of the genus to shoot. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
fimbriligula
Horn Bamboo 30.00 2.00 0 5 Native to Zhejiang, China where it is planted for shoot production. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
flexuosa
. 31.00 2.80 0 5 Named because some of the culms show a distinct zigzag pattern. One form is hardy to -8 ? F. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
flexuosa 'Kimmei'
. 31.00 2.80 0 5 Like the species, but striped with yellow. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
glabrata
. 23.00 1.50 U U . Picture
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Phyllostachys
glauca
. 34.00 2.00 0 5 Named for blue-white powder that completely covers young culms. In China, grows as large as P. bambusoides. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
glauca 'Notso'
. 34.00 2.00 -2 5 Similar to the species, except young culms do not have the blue glaucous color. May take lower temperatures. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
heteroclada
WATER BAMBOO 33.00 1.50 -11 5 Larger, more erect, and less zigzag than P. h. 'Purpurata'. Phyllostachys purpurata 'Straightstem' Picture
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Phyllostachys
heteroclada 'Purpurata'
. 18.00 0.80 5 5 The slender, zigzag culms often bend to the ground under the weight of rain or in a strong wind. Air channels in rhizomes permit growth in wet locations. Phyllostachys purpurata Picture
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Phyllostachys
heteroclada 'Solidstem'
. 24.00 1.30 -5 5 Similar to the species except that culms are solid below. Phyllostachys purpurata 'Solidstem' Picture
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Phyllostachys
hispida
Hairy shell bamboo 11.00 1.50 U U Short culms, with densely packed hairs like P. edulis (Moso). . Picture
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Phyllostachys
humilis
. 20.00 1.00 3 5 One of the smallest members of the genus, it is widely cultivated in Japan. Culms darken with age. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
incarnata
. 40.00 3.00 -10 5 Culms sheaths are purple. Culms are olive green. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
iridescens
. 40.00 2.80 3 5 Some internodes near base have yellow striping. Sweet shoots, used for timber. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
lithophila
. U U 8 5 Like P. makinoi but with paler shoots, smaller culm sheath blades and leaf sheaths with sparse or no oral setae. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
lofushanensis
. 15.00 1.00 U U Shorter than most Phyllostachys. Prominent nodes. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
makinoi
. 60.00 3.00 0 5 Whitish green culms are covered with a bluish powder. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
mannii 'Decora'
. 30.00 1.80 -5 5 From the Yangtze valley and adjacent areas of China. In China, it is called the Beautiful Bamboo. One of the best performers under stress of desert heat, cold, and drought in Nevada. Now considered to be conspecific with P. mannii 'mannii'. Phyllostachys decora Picture
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Phyllostachys
mannii 'Mannii'
MANNII 25.00 2.00 0 5 First identified in northern India, but extends in range to southern China. Shoots in April; slightly astringent. Culms tough, durable, easy to split. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
meyeri
. 33.00 2.00 0 5 Similar in appearance to P. aurea but without the short internodes. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nidularia
. 33.00 1.50 5 5 Distinctive, very prominent culm nodes. The shoots are exceptionally free of acrid taste. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nidularia 'Farcta'
. 33.00 1.50 5 5 The culms are solid or nearly so. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nidularia 'Smoothsheath'
. 33.00 1.50 0 5 Same as species, except it lacks the shaggy hairs on the culm leaf sheaths and sheath scars found on the typical form. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra
Black bamboo 30.00 2.00 5 5 Culms turn jet black after the first 6 months to one year. Popular because of its graceful habit and the sharp accent of its culm color. Said to grow larger in northern climates. It is not clear whether there is significant difference between some of the cultivars . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra 'Bory'
Snakeskin 50.00 3.00 0 5 Differs from P. nigra by growing larger. Culms blotched with black, never completely black. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra 'Daikokuchiku'
. 57.00 3.30 5 5 A clone from California, claimed to be larger than the species, with culms supposedly turning black more rapidly than other clones. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra 'Hale'
. 20.00 1.50 0 4 Similar to the type, but smaller and hardier. Culms turn black almost immediately. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra 'Henon'
. 65.00 3.50 0 5 Culms totally green, usually much larger than Black bamboo.Distinctive culms are rough to the touch and whitish green. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra 'Megurochiku'
. 54.00 3.50 3 5 Green, similar to 'Henon' but the culm grooves are brown or purplish-black. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra 'Muchisasa'
. 12.00 1.00 5 5 The culms turn brownish-black, not dense purplish black. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra 'Othello'
. 20.00 2.00 5 5 Culms very black, tightly packed together in clumps, turn early from green to black. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra 'Punctata'
. 60.00 4.00 5 5 A large form. Culms are spotted in the first year, purplish in the second, and black the third. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra 'Shimadake'
. 54.00 3.50 0 5 Similar to Henon but with occasional brown vertical stripes on the culm after the first year. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra 'Tosaensis'
. 30.00 1.50 5 3 Like Bory but with 1 or 2 long brown spots per internode, leaves sometimes variegated. . No Pics
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Phyllostachys
nuda
. 34.00 1.80 -10 5 Reputed to be the hardiest species of the genus. New culms are dark green and powdery. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
nuda 'Localis'
. 34.00 1.80 -10 5 Similar, internodes near the base are blotched, spotted, or striped purple. Blotches show at 6 -12 months. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
parvifolia
. 40.00 4.00 0 5 Small leaves make this a shining star. Culms have powdered rings under nodes, like P. nuda. From a distance resembles P. nigra 'Henon', but the culms are comparatively thicker and the leaves are smaller. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
pingyangensis
. 52.00 3.00 U U . No Pics
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Phyllostachys
platyglossa
. 26.00 1.50 0 5 Mature culms have long internodes. Grown for its shoots in China. Timber inferior. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
praecox
. 33.00 2.00 5 5 Young culms dark green, purplish nodes. Grown for its shoots in China. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
praecox 'Prevernalis'
. 33.00 2.00 5 5 The middle of internodes are smaller in diameter than the ends. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
praecox 'Viridisulcata'
. 33.00 2.00 5 5 Yellow culm with green sulcus and few green stripes, shoots yellowish, some leaves have yellow stripes. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
prominens
. 33.00 2.75 U U Extremely winter-hard and sturdy bamboo with very thick-walled Stems . Picture
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Phyllostachys
propinqua
. 30.00 2.00 0 5 Reintroduced to U.S. from China via Germany. Hardier than most others of the genus. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
propinqua 'Beijing'
. U U -10 U Shoots are gray, leaves larger. Reported to take temperatures down to -15F, grows faster than the type. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
rigida
Hardy head green bamboo 26.00 1.00 U U . No Pics
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Phyllostachys
robustiramea
. 30.00 2.50 10 5 Small bamboo, usually only 10 feet tall and 1 inch thick. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
rubromarginata
. 55.00 2.80 -5 5 Noted for its good quality wood and edible shoots,it tolerates cold, dry winds. Tests in Alabama showed it to be superior in culm production and cold tolerance. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
rutila
Red shell bamboo 33.00 2.00 U U . Picture
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Phyllostachys
stimulosa
. 25.00 1.50 -5 5 Prominent nodes. Native to Zhejiang Province, China. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
varioauriculata
Black bamboo 13.00 1.00 U U New introduction . Picture
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Phyllostachys
violascens
. 20.00 2.00 0 5 Culms blackish-violet at first, sometimes striped with violet. Sheaths deep purple. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
virella
Green skin bamboo 30.00 2.00 U U New introduction . Picture
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Phyllostachys
viridiglaucescens
. 35.00 2.00 -5 5 The culms grow very straight and the wood is of excellent quality. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
viridis
. 47.00 3.30 0 5 A large species, high quality wood, excellent shoots. Culms feel somewhat rough due to tiny indentations. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
viridis 'Houzeau'
. 45.00 3.00 0 5 Differs by having culms that are green with a yellow groove. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
viridis 'Robert Young'
. 40.00 3.00 5 5 The culms and branches soon turn from sulfur green to old gold. Longitudinal green stripes of variable width mark many internodes. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
vivax
Vivax 70.00 5.00 5 5 Resembles P. bambusoides except that the culms have thinner walls and a white powdery band beneath each node at sheath-fall. Gray-green when mature. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
vivax 'Aureocaulis'
. 70.00 5.00 5 5 The culms turn yellow with a few narrow green stripes. . Picture
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Phyllostachys
vivax 'Huangwenzhu'
. 70.00 5.00 0 5 Internodes green with yellow groove. From Henon. More frost resistant than the type. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
akebono
. 2.00 0.30 10 3 The small leaves, no more than 3 inches long by 1/2 inch wide, are often green shading to white to the tips. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
amarus
. 16.00 0.80 0 3 Young culms are heavily pruinose; used for umbrellas in China. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
argenteostriatus
. 3.00 0.30 10 2 The green leaves, which are more or less striped with white or yellow, are hairless on both surfaces. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
chino
. 10.00 0.80 5 4 A medium size bamboo native to Japan. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
chino 'Angustifolia'
. 10.00 0.80 10 3 Distinguished from the species by very narrow leaves, 1/4” x 5”. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
chino 'Elegantissimus'
. 10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaf blades narrow and frequently white stripes mottled with green dots. May be same as angustifolia. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
chino 'Kimmei'
. 10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaves and culms have yellow stripes. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
chino 'Murakamiansus'
. 10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaves are highly variegated with white stripes; some are totally white. On average 25% of the leaf is green. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
chino 'Vaginatus Variegatus'
. 6.00 0.50 10 3 Differs from the type by its smaller, narrower, white striped leaves, which are hairless on both surfaces. The rhizomes run deep in the ground. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
distichus
DWARF FERN LEAF 2.00 0.20 0 3 Branchlets bear tiny, two ranked leaves which are often only 1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide. A good ground cover or container plant. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
distichus 'Mini'
. 1.00 0.20 0 3 Like the species, but only 8-12” high. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
fortunei
Dwarf Whitestripe 4.00 0.20 10 3 Dwarf variegated bamboo. Leaves keep their white stripes through the year, softly hairy on the lower surface. Aka P. variegatus. Pleioblastus variegatus Picture
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Pleioblastus
gauntlettii
. 3.00 0.30 0 3 The slender, dwarf culms stand stiffly erect. Leaves about 7 inches long by 3/4 inch wide. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
gozadakensis
. 13.00 0.60 U U . No Pics
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Pleioblastus
gramineus
. 12.00 0.50 5 4 The long rather narrow leaves are grass-like in appearance. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
hindsii
. 15.00 1.00 0 4 Similar to P. gramineus, but with wider, more erect leaves. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
humilis
. 7.00 0.30 0 3 An attractive dwarf with dark green leaves. An aggressive runner good for erosion control. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
humilis 'Variegatus'
. 4.00 0.10 0 3 An attractive dwarf with dark green leaves. Striped. . No Pics
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Pleioblastus
juxianensis
JUXIAN BITTER B. 22.00 1.25 0 U From Zhejiang, China. Culms used for making umbrella stalk. White ring below nodes. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
kodzumae
. 9.50 0.75 U U . Picture
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Pleioblastus
kongosanensis
. 6.00 0.40 5 4 Dark green leaves. . No Pics
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Pleioblastus
kongosanensis 'Akibensis'
. 6.00 0.40 5 4 The culms are densely hairy except for the nodes which have only a few hairs. . No Pics
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Pleioblastus
kongosanensis 'Aureostriatus'
. 6.00 0.40 5 4 The dark green leaves have an occasional golden stripe and are covered with soft hairs on their lower surface. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
linearis
. 14.00 1.00 10 5 A native of Taiwan, a vigorous runner with long, narrow, grass-like leaves. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
maculatus
Spotted bitter bamboo. 13.00 0.50 U U . Picture
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Pleioblastus
nagashima
. 6.00 0.30 -5 4 A dwarf Japanese bamboo, usually grows no more than 2 feet tall. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
oleosus
. 16.00 1.30 0 5 Similar to Brachystachyum densiflorum var. villosum but with culm leaf sheath margins greenish ciliate. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
pygmaeus
. 2.00 0.10 0 3 Similar to Pl. distichus except that the leaves are hairy below. Other small bamboos are often sold under this name. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
pygmaeus 'Greenstripe'
. 1.50 U U U . No Pics
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Pleioblastus
pygmaeus 'Ramosissimus'
. 6.00 0.10 0 3 Similar to P. distichus and P. pygmaeus but taller and hardier. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
shibuyanus 'Tsuboi'
UEDA-ZASA 9.00 0.30 -5 3 A vigorous growing dwarf with rather small, white striped leaves. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
simonii
MEDAKE 20.00 1.50 5 4 A medium size hardy bamboo that produces straight culms which are useful for many purposes. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
simonii 'Variegatus'
. 20.00 1.50 5 4 Has some leaves variegated. Leaves on a culm may be different types— broad, narrow, green, or white striped. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
viridistriatus
Dwarf Green Stripe 3.00 0.30 0 2 The new leaves in spring are golden-yellow with green stripes, about 7 by 1.5 inch, densely hairy on the lower surface. Old culms should be mowed in winter making way for brilliant new growth in spring. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
viridistriatus 'Chrysophyllus'
. 3.00 0.30 0 2 Same as Pl. viridistriatus, except that the leaves are yellow with only very faint green stripes. . Picture
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Pleioblastus
xestrophyllus
. 6.00 0.40 0 U Up to 6 ft tall, 3/8" thick, furry culms. Grows wild in Honshu; leaves green. May be a form of P. nagashima. . No Pics
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Pseudosasa
amabilis
TONKIN CANE, TEA STICK 50.00 2.50 15 5 The culms are straight, thick walled, non-prominent nodes, valued for its wood. Used for split bamboo fishing poles, decorative wood trim. Native to a very small area of China. Arundinaria amabilis Picture
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Pseudosasa
cantori
. 16.00 1.30 0 3 New from China. Even joints with black waxy ring above and below nodes. Used for furniture. . No Pics
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Pseudosasa
guanxianensis
. 11.00 0.50 U U New introduction from China. . No Pics
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Pseudosasa
japonica
Arrow Bamboo 18.00 0.80 5 3 Erect culms with large broad leaves, up to a foot long by 1.5 inches wide. Less invasive than most other runners. It does well in tubs and pots. The culms were used in ancient japan to make arrows. . Picture
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Pseudosasa
japonica 'Akebono'
. 18.00 0.80 5 3 Leaves are green at the base, shade to yellow-white at the tips. . Picture
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Pseudosasa
japonica 'Pleioblastoides'
. 18.00 0.80 5 3 Differs only in having three branches at the node instead of just one. . Picture
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Pseudosasa
japonica 'Tsutsumiana'
Green Onion 18.00 0.80 5 3 Similar to the species except that the culm internodes tend to be swollen in shape somewhat like that of a green onion. . Picture
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Pseudosasa
japonica 'Variegata'
. 18.00 0.80 5 3 Similar to the species, with white stripes on the leaves. . Picture
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Pseudosasa
longiligula
. 26.00 1.70 10 3 Thick tall culms with even nodes, used in China for furniture making. . Picture
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Pseudosasa
owatarii
. 3.00 0.30 0 3 Endemic to Yakushima, a small island in Japan. Form ‘pygmaea’ is only a few inches tall. . Picture
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Pseudosasa
usawai
. 16.00 0.80 10 3 From Taiwan where it grows at elevations up to about 4,000 feet. . Picture
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Pseudosasa
viridula
. 18.00 0.80 5 3 Long wide green leaves. . Picture
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Sasa
cernua
. 6.50 U U U New Introduction. . Picture
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Sasa
gracillima
. 2.50 U U U . No Pics
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Sasa
kagamiana
. 6.00 0.30 0 2 Leaves to a foot long and 21/4 inches wide, 4 to 9 at branch ends. . No Pics
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Sasa
kurilensis
. 10.00 0.80 0 2 One of the most widely distributed bamboos in Japan. Its native range extends to 50? north on Sakhalin Island, Russia. . Picture
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Sasa
kurilensis 'Shimofuri'
. 6.00 0.50 0 2 Same as species, except that the leaves are variegated with many fine white stripes. A very attractive ornamental. . Picture
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Sasa
megalophylla
. 6.00 0.30 5 2 Leaves up to 10" long. Native to most of Japan, Sakhalin, and the Kuriles. . Picture
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Sasa
nagimontana
. 2.00 0.20 -5 2 Large dark green leaves. From Mt. Nagi in Japan. Hairy culm sheathes. . Picture
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Sasa
nipponica (hort.)
. 2.00 0.10 8 2 Nodes prominent; large leaves. From Pacific coast of Japan. Low-growing; variegated green/white. . Picture
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Sasa
oshidensis
. 6.00 0.30 -2 3 A vigorous growing dwarf bamboo that tolerates both cold and heat. . Picture
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Sasa
palmata
. 7.00 0.50 5 2 The thick, leathery leaves are up to 15 inches long by 21/2 inches wide. It does well in pots, looks best when grown in the shade. Grows taller in cool climates. . Picture
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Sasa
senanensis
. 7.00 0.50 -2 2 Similar to S. palmata, but leaves hairy below. . Picture
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Sasa
shimidzuana
. 6.00 0.30 0 2 Leaves up to 11 inches long and 2 inches wide, the underside covered with soft hairs. AKA S. asahinae Sasa asahinae No Pics
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Sasa
sp.
. U U U U Many retailers carry an assortment of 'little green runners' of uncertain identification. . No Pics
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Sasa
tsuboiana
. 6.00 0.30 5 2 A Japanese bamboo with large, dark green, attractive leaves. . Picture
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Sasa
veitchii
KUMA-ZASA 5.00 0.30 5 2 In Winter dark green leaves have very broad white margins. This, along with large leaves on short plants gives a unique, striking appearance. . Picture
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Sasaella
bitchuensis
. 6.00 0.40 5 2 Native to the eastern side of Honshu, Japan; it has densely hairy culm leaf sheaths. . Picture
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Sasaella
hidaensis 'muraii'
. 6.00 0.30 0 3 Japanese bamboo with hairy sheaths on culm and foliage leaves. . Picture
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Sasaella
masamuneana
. 6.00 0.30 3 3 Typical form with plain green leaves. Also called S. rhyncantha or S. m. rhyncantha Sasaella masamuneana rhyncantha Picture
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Sasaella
masamuneana 'Albostriata'
FUIRI-SHIIYAZASA 6.00 0.30 5 3 An attractive variegated bamboo with thick leaves striped in white or cream. Sasaella glabra 'Albostriata' Picture
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Sasaella
masamuneana 'Aureostriata'
. 6.00 0.25 5 3 It starts out with totally green leaves and over the course of the summer it begins to develop intense golden stripes . Picture
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Sasaella
ramosa
. 6.00 0.30 0 4 Usually only about 3 feet tall, it is a rampant runner suitable for growing in pots or for erosion control. . Picture
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Sasaella
sasakiana
. 10.00 0.40 0 4 A robust Sasaella with 3 branches at each node. . No Pics
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Sasaella
shiobarensis
. 6.00 0.30 0 3 Japanese bamboo with hairless culm leaf sheaths. . Picture
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Sasamorpha
borealis
. 6.00 0.30 -5 2 Native to Hokkaido, Japan, it is hardier than most other Japanese bamboos. . Picture
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Semiarundinaria
fastuosa
NARIHIRA BAMBOO 30.00 1.50 0 5 Stately cultivar with very erect, straight culms and very short branches Culms eventually turn mottled purplish brown. Internodes narrowly grooved above the branches. . Picture
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Semiarundinaria
fastuosa 'Viridis'
. 35.00 1.50 0 5 Similar to the species except that the culms remain green, branches are a little longer, and growth is more vigorous. . Picture
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Semiarundinaria
fortis
. 26.00 1.50 0 5 It originated from middle and north Kyushu, Japan. . Picture
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Semiarundinaria
kagamiana
. 30.00 1.50 -5 5 Similar to S. fastuosa with longer branches and pubescent leaves & leaf sheaths. . Picture
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Semiarundinaria
lubrica
. 15.00 1.00 23 U A recent introduction. Perhaps is Oligostachyum lubricum Shoots edible. . Picture
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Semiarundinaria
makinoi
MAKINOI 16.00 0.80 5 4 The culms soon turn reddish-brown. An attractive small bamboo suitable for growing in pots. . Picture
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Semiarundinaria
okuboi
BIRODONA 25.00 1.50 5 5 The leaves are distinctive in being wider for their length than leaves of other bamboos. Semiarundinaria villosa Picture
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Semiarundinaria
sp. Maruyamana
. 20.00 1.00 -6 U . No Pics
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Semiarundinaria
sp. 'Korea'
. 5.00 0.30 0 U Unidentified species imported by Gerald Bol from Korea. . Picture
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Semiarundinaria
yashadake
. 25.00 1.50 0 5 Similar to S. fastuosa except with broader leaves and long hairs at the base of the culm leaf sheaths. . Picture
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Semiarundinaria
yashadake 'Kimmei'
. 25.00 1.50 5 5 The culms are yellow with green grooves; leaves are yellow striped. . Picture
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Shibataea
chinensis
. 2.00 0.10 -5 3 Similar but smaller than S. kumasaca, it may also be hardier. Shows less leaf burn under alkaline conditions. . Picture
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Shibataea
kumasaca
. 7.00 0.30 -5 3 Short, broad leaves on slender, nearly solid culms with prominent nodes and short slightly zigzag internodes. Prefers acid soil, shows extensive leaf burn if in alkaline environment. . Picture
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Shibataea
kumasaca 'Aureostriata'
. 7.00 0.30 -5 3 Similar, but has gold stripes on the young leaves. . Picture
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Shibataea
lancifolia
. 7.00 0.30 0 3 The leaves are longer and narrower than on others of the genus. . Picture
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Shibataea
nanpingensis
. 5.50 0.20 U U Culm sheaths pale green, densely deciduously white pubescent especially toward base. . No Pics
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Yushania
anceps 'Pitt White'
. 25.00 0.50 10 3 May grow taller than the species. Narrow leaves, weeping. A clone from Britain. . Picture
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Yushania
maculata
. 10.00 0.60 U 3 From Yunnan and Sichuan. Grows in pine forests at elevation 1.8-3.5 km. Young culms have fine striae. . Picture
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