Running Bamboo 
These represent classic bamboo with large diameter culms, tall and upright habit, evergreen foliage, vigorous growth balanced with vitality and grace. For information about how to tame the giant grass, see:
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Click on plant name or photograph to see photos and descriptions of each bamboo.

  Phyllostachys aurea
                         "Fish Pole Bamboo"

 Phyllostachys aureosulcata 
"Yellow Groove"

 Phyllostachys aureosulcata


 Phyllostachys aureosulcata  

  Phyllostachys decora
"Beautiful Bamboo"

 Phyllostachys nigra
                          "Black Bambo"

 Phyllostachys nigra


  Phyllostachys vivax

  Pseudosasa japonica
                           "Japanese Arrow Bamboo"

  Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda
                           "Chinese Walking Stick"

  Semiarundinaria fastousa 'Viridis'

Running Bamboo 
There are 15 different genera and well over a hundred species and cultivars of Running Bamboo that can be grown in temperate climates. They range in all shapes and sizes, from a modest 2 feet (Pleioblastus pygmaeus "Pygmy Bamboo") to a mighty 60 feet in height, with potential to surpass 75 feet in their native climate (Phyllostachys vivax and Phyllostachys edulis)
We have made our selection based on hardiness, decorative appeal, quality wood for timber, edible shoots, and tall height for screening potential (especially Phyllostachys), to make up the bulk of inventory for sale. We grow a dozen different genera and about 40 different species, so if looking for something specific that is not on our general list, we may carry it or know how to find it. Species of the Phyllostachys genus represent classic bamboos with large diameter culms, tall and upright habit, cold hardy, evergreen foliage and, of course, vigorous by nature. They also have a diverse range of sizes from 20 feet up to 60 feet tall in the Pacific Northwest, and even taller in hot, southern states. Most prefer partial to full sun, though some can grow very well in shade. continue reading...

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