Bamboo is a tribe of flowering perennial / evergreen plants in the grass family Poaceae, subfamily Bambusoideae, tribe Bambuseae. Giant bamboos are the largest members of the grass family. In bamboos, the internodal regions of the stem are hollow and the vascular bundles in the cross section are scattered throughout the stem instead of in a cylindrical arrangement. The dicotyledonous woody xylem is also absent. The absence of secondary growth wood causes the stems of monocots, even of palms and large bamboos, to be columnar rather than tapering. Bamboos are some of the fastest-growing plants in the world, due to a unique rhizome-dependent system.
Vigorous bamboo with green canes, maturing to yellow-green, with plentiful bright green leaves, glaucous beneath. Their Leaf-surface is pubescent, densely hairy. The shoots are harvested as food in the spring when they are about 8 cm above the ground.
'Aureocaulis' is a spectacular bamboo, up to 10 m tall, with golden canes, bearing dense, drooping leaves to 20cm in length. It is still new in cultivation. It loves full sun and humid, drained soils. Cold tolerant, hardy to about -20 C.
Pygmy bamboo is one of the smallest bamboos, and its leaves are also very small. It will quickly form a very nice carpet in the garden. It is one of the best of the dwarf bamboos for use as a bonsai. This species is similar to Pleioblastus distichus, but its leaves do not display the fern-like leaf grouping.
Delicate, small-leaved shrubby bamboo variegated in white. Leaves typically have a white stripe in the center. It is versatile in size, beause it can be kept as low as a groundcover, trimmed as a hedge or allowed to slowly reach >2m in height
Groundcover to shrubby bamboo, with bold, glossy foliage always in perfect shape. This variegated bamboo will form a spreading clump of thin canes with white and green striped leaves. It is a strong grower. Ideal for contained areas in Asian inspired gardens.
This is one of the most beautiful variegated bamboos. It is elegant in all its parts as its large leaves are streaked in reach cream and diffuse pink tones. Despite its exotic look, it is hardy to about -16 C
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