Prices, photos and descriptions are listed
where applicable in the on-line
Order early for the
best selection. We suggest where spring comes late to specify a ship
date. Please include substitute choices or contact us before ordering.
specialize in careful handling and packing to insure the arrival of
plants in good growing condition.
By mail: Personal or business check, money
order, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
telephone: Visa, Mastercard,
Discover and American Express.
COD orders are not accepted.
Potted Bamboo Specifications
Any changes we make in the price list cancels all
previous price lists.
We do not ship plants internationally. We
ship BOOKS and TOOLS to other countries.
The plastic pots or container sizes for mail order are
#1 container is 6 1/2" X 6". Bamboo height will range from 12
sizes to 18"- 48" tall for taller plants.
#2 container is 8 1/2" X 8". Bamboo height will range from 24"
#3 container is 10 1/2" X 10". Bamboo height will range from
Cold and Heat Hardiness Classes
Average container weights: #1 size is 5 lbs., #2
size is 10 lbs., and #3 size is 15 lbs. All container plants are grown
soil less potting mix as required for interstate shipping.
Temperate bamboos are those
0 degrees F or lower. These can be grown in winter areas where snow is
Sub-tropical bamboos are
cold hardy to
short periods with temperatures from 15-20 degrees F.
are the most sensitive to cold of any kind. Most do not like to be at
temperatures below 50 degrees F for any length of time and may suffer
at temperatures of 26-32 degrees F. We grow tropical bamboos in a
greenhouse. Please "harden these off" by placing the plants in a wind
shaded outdoor environment after unboxing for a period of two weeks.
all plants as soon as you receive them.
There is another classification of plants with
hardiness characteristics defined as Mountain Bamboos. Many of
from the Himalayas of Asia and the Andes of South America. Although
than many of the sub-tropical species, they lack the tolerance for
heat found in many parts of our country: for example, Texas or Florida.
However, due to the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean these bamboo
will thrive in coastal Southern California. All of the areas where the
bamboo will grow may not be known. Unless you are on the Pacific Coast
or growing the hardiest species in the mid-Atlantic or New England
you are warned to try these at your own risk.
Dwarf and most shrub bamboo are mostly
in the #1 and #2 size containers. The majority of our larger bamboo is
in the #2 and #3 size containers. Most plants will have multiple culms
(canes). A few may have one culm and a new shoot. The plants you
are generously rooted in the container and ready to plant out or repot.
Using the Catalog/Price List
Sometimes the tallest plants may need to be "topped"
to conform to UPS and Priority Mail shipping specifications and box
sizes. Most bamboo
can be bent to fit into the box without cutting the tops. The general
temperate or cold hardy species bend very nicely but the tropicals do
and may be topped to fit. Specify "no topping" if desired and we will
Specimen size plants of the taller bamboo are
available. Prices are on a quotation basis. Container sizes are 5, 7,
10, 15 gallon and 20 gallon tub.
Bamboo name is the botanical or
scientific name. Some common names include American, Japanese,
Thai names. Size & Price: #1=1 gal. container, #2 = 2 gal.
#3 = 3 gal. tub and other is a size like #7or #15. It is
advisable check availability
before ordering plants and list a substitute size or another bamboo in
the COMMENTS SECTION of the order form. It is best to give permission
to change size or list a substitute here also. There is very limited
on some species. Any of the listed species may be sold out at any time.