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Bamboos Sorted By Height
 (Ft) Dia (In) (°F)  
NameMaxMaxMinNotes 
 HtCulmTemp  
Fargesia nitida120.5-20fountain bamboo: clumping species, exceptionally cold hardy 
Fargesia nitida 'De Belder' 120.5-20fountain bamboo: clumping species, exceptionally cold hardy 
Fargesia nitida 'Jiuzhaigou' 120.5-20fountain bamboo: clumping species, exceptionally cold hardy 
Fargesia nitida 'Adams #102' 150.5-20umbrella bamboo: clumping species, exceptionally cold hardy 
Fargesia nitida 'Adams #105' 150.5-20umbrella bamboo: clumping species, exceptionally cold hardy 
Fargesia nitida 'Mary' 150.5-20umbrella bamboo: clumping species, exceptionally cold hardy 
Fargesia nitida 'McClure' 180.5-20fountain bamboo: clumping species, exceptionally cold hardy 
Arundinaria gigantea 201.0-15canebrake bamboo: large form of only U.S. native bamboo 
Phyllostachys nidularia 'Smoothsheath' 331.5-14good quality wood, excellent edible shoots, very cold hardy and useful 
Phyllostachys bissetii (dwarf form) 181.0-12dwarf David Bisset bamboo: good species for screening 
Sasaella species #1 20.2-10good low ground cover 
Arundinaria gigantea tecta 60.5-10switchcane bamboo: small form of only U.S. native bamboo 
Phyllostachys stimulosa 251.5-10vigorous, good winter hardiness 
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis' 261.5-10golden yellowgroove bamboo: golden yellow culms, good edible shoots 
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' 261.5-10greengroove bamboo: striking yellow culms with green groove, good shoots 
Phyllostachys species from Missouri 282.0-10unidentified species from Liberty, MO, good winter hardiness 
Phyllostachys decora (P. mannii 'Decora') 302.5-10beautiful bamboo: good quality wood, very good edible shoots, tolerant of drought and heat 
Phyllostachys bissetii 402.0-10David Bisset bamboo: good quality wood, good edible shoots, good shade tolerance, versatile 
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 452.2-10yellowgroove bamboo: ornamental, good edible shoots, popular 
Phyllostachys angusta 221.3-9stone bamboo: very hard, strong wood, excellent edible shoots 
Phyllostachys nuda 341.8-8excellent edible shoots, nice ornamental 
Phyllostachys rubromarginata 603.0-8large, productive, fast growing, good quality wood and very good edible shoots 
Pleioblastus chino vaginatus variegatus 60.5-7strongly upright growth, dark green leaves with very fine, white stripes 
Sasa senanensis 70.5-7large leaves, culms curved at the base like palm tree trunks 
Phyllostachys nigra 'Muchisasa' 121.0-7shortest Phyllostachys selection we offer 
Phyllostachys arcana 271.3-7edible shoots 
Fargesia rufa (F. dracocephala 'Rufa') 100.5-6clumping species, very vigorous 
Phyllostachys congesta (P. atrovaginata) 352.8-6incense bamboo: strongly upright canes, excellent edible shoots 
Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini' 20.2-5dwarf fernleaf bamboo: very small leaves, good ground cover 
Pleioblastus distichus 'Okinozasa' 20.2-5leaves a bit larger than those of P. distichus 'Mini', good ground cover 
Indocalamus longiauritus 50.3-5large leaves to 10" long 
Sasa tsuboiana 60.3-5adaptable, in shade makes ground cover about 2' tall, develops ornamental tan leaf margins in winter 
Indocalamus tessellatus 70.5-5striking species with huge leaves to 5" wide and 26" long 
Shibataea kumasaca 70.3-5very distinctive looking bamboo with short, broad leaves 
Indocalamus latifolius 'Solidus' (I. sp. 'Solidus') 80.4-5large leaves to 10" long 
Pleioblastus shibuyanus 'Tsuboi' 90.3-5dark green leaves with showy white variegation, has held at about 3' tall  
Semiarundinaria fastuosa viridis 301.5-5stately, upright, relatively slow spreader, edible shoots 
Sasa oshidensis 60.3-4large leaves 
Pleioblastus humilis 70.3-4has remained low in our plantings, good ground cover 
Sasa palmata 70.5-4very large, bold, handsome, pleated leaves to 4" wide x 14" long, striking tropical effect 
Fargesia dracocephala (F. apicirubens) 160.8-4dragon's head bamboo: clumping species, good heat tolerance 
Phyllostachys makinoi 603.0-4Makino bamboo: high quality wood, edible shoots 
Sasaella masamuneana albostriata 60.3-3dark green leaves with attractive cream variegation 
Phyllostachys flexuosa 312.8-3excellent edible shoots 
Phyllostachys 'Straightstem' (P. heteroclada) 331.5-3water bamboo: very upright growth with strong, straight culms 
Phyllostachys vivax 705.0-3vivier's bamboo: giant species, excellent edible shoots 
Pleioblastus variegatus (P. fortunei) 40.2-2dwarf whitestripe bamboo: leaves dark green with showy white variegation 
Sasa veitchii 50.3-2grown especially for the conspicuous tan leaf margins which develop in winter 
Phyllostachys nigra 'Hale' 201.5-2Hale' black bamboo: very strong wood, edible shoots, striking ornamental 
Phyllostachys nigra 'Bory' 503.0-2snakeskin bamboo: very strong wood, edible shoots 
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon' 654.5-2large timber species, very strong wood, edible shoots 
Fargesia robusta 161.0-1clumping species, good heat tolerance 
Pleioblastus argenteostriatus 30.30leaves striped with white, good ground cover 
Pleioblastus viridistriatus 30.20dwarf greenstripe bamboo: soft green leaves with striking gold variegation 
Pleioblastus kongosanensis aureostriatus 60.40dark green leaves with occasional golden stripes 
Pleioblastus chino murakamiansis 100.80kinkazan: leaves with showy white variegation 
Sasa kurilensis 100.80large leaves to 2" wide x 10" long 
Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima' 161.30showy variegated leaves, dark green with cream striping 
Pseudosasa japonica 180.80arrow bamboo: one of the best container bamboos 
Pseudosasa japonica tsutsumiana 180.80green onion bamboo: prized in Japan as an ornamental; one of the best container bamboos 
Pleioblastus simonii 'Variegatus' 201.50slender leaves with white variegation, strong wood, edible shoots 
Semiarundinaria okuboi 251.50distinctive twist of the leaves makes this species easy to recognize 
Phyllostachys aurea albovariegata 271.80fishpole or golden bamboo: hard, strong, straight culms, good edible shoots 
Phyllostachys aurea flavescens inversa 271.80fishpole or golden bamboo: hard, strong, straight culms, good edible shoots 
Phyllostachys nigra 302.00black bamboo: striking ornamental, very strong wood, edible shoots 
Phyllostachys meyeri 332.00Meyer bamboo: very high quality wood, excellent edible shoots 
Phyllostachys viridiglaucescens 352.00excellent quality wood and shoots 
Phyllostachys dulcis 402.80sweetshoot bamboo: excellent edible shoots 
Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens 757.00Chinese timber bamboo or moso: giant timber species, high quality wood, edible shoots, productive 
Pleioblastus gramineus 120.55distinctive long, slender, grass-like leaves 
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castillon Inversa' 352.05green culms with yellow groove, edible shoots 
Phyllostachys bambusoides 726.05Japanese timber bamboo: giant timber species, high quality wood, edible shoots 
Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr' 251.518sub-tropical, culms with attractive striping and coloration, one of the best container species