Bamboos are some of the most easily recognisable of all garden plants, all having vertical, architectural stems, also known as culms, and long, narrow leaves that look wonderful as they sway in the breeze, creating a gentle rustling sound.
There are over 1,500 identified species of Bamboo, some just a few centimetres tall, with the largest, Dendrocalamus sinicus growing to and incredible 40m (130ft) tall with culms 20cm (1ft) in diameter, quite something when you remember that Bamboo is actually a grass! Our collection comprises three wonderful varieties in striking colours that will look great planted individually and spectacular grouped together. This are running varieties, but they’re easy to keep under control by regular trimming or by surrounding the roots with a barrier. Alternatively grow them in pots buried in the ground, or as eye-catching specimens or a terrace or balcony. Taking 10 years to reach their maximum size if left to their own devices, these make ideal screening plants.
All three of these Bamboos are holders of the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.
Supplied as a collection of 3 established plants in 3L pots, ready for planting, including:
Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) - This gorgeous bamboo’s canes turn a rich, coffee-black as they grow, contrasting wonderfully with the bright green foliage. Perfect as an instant-impact feature, or an eye-catching screen, and slow growing too, eventually reaching a maximum height and spread of 4m (13ft).
Yellow Bamboo (Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’) - Long, slender, golden-yellow stems that form delightful zigzag patterns as they grow, together with splendid green leaves – a gorgeous bamboo for any garden! Ideal for screening a shed or dividing areas in your garden, growing to 8m (26ft) tall and 4m (13ft) wide.
Green Bamboo (Phyllostachys bissetii) - The very best green bamboo there is, ‘Bisset’s Bamboo’ has risen to popularity in the last few years as it one of the easiest, cleanest and most straightforward to grow, with simple, classic green foliage and stems. Ideal for hedges or screening, reaching a height and spread of 5m (16ft).