Here is our selection of bamboo that is great to eat. They can be used in several different dishes such as stir fry, or can be added in with any vegetables for more taste. Your cooking creativity is the limit on the dishes that bamboo can be added to.
This variety is also known as incense bamboo since the surface of the culms when rubbed produces a scent similar to sandalwood. This is also a hardy plant that can survive down to a -15°F (-26°C). It typically grows to a height of 30 ft and is a favorite of landscapers. The sprouts are very good to eat with no bitterness even when raw. This is also a good choice for wet areas and erosion control, however do not plant in standing water or swampy areas.
This commonly referred to as yellow groove bamboo, it can reach a height of 45 ft and a diameter of 2.25 in. It is very cold hardy down to a -15°F (-26°C). This is a very popular bamboo both in the USA and China. The mid season shoots are excellent to eat with no bitterness even when raw. It is a fast grower and spreads rapidly in warmer climates. I know you are tired of reading about choosing a full sun planting site away from power lines and overhead impediments but this is often overlooked in the excitement of planting.
This is the green version of yellow groove bamboo, it can reach a height of 45 ft and a diameter of 2.25 in. It is very cold hardy down to a -15°F (-26°C). This is a very popular bamboo both in the USA and China. The mid season shoots are excellent to eat with no bitterness even when raw. It is a fast grower and spreads rapidly in warmer climates. I know you are tired of reading about choosing a full sun planting site away from power lines and overhead impediments but this is often overlooked in the excitement of planting.
*Special Pricing!* 3 Gallon regular price is $44 for 5 to 8 feet tall plants. Buy 10 or more plants for $22 each. Shipping costs $10 a plant. If you can drive and pick up your plants personally, we can give you bigger plants than we can ship. Drive a little and save a lot!
This grows to a height of 72 ft and a diameter of around 6 in. It is truly a giant bamboo. It is not as cold hardy as some other bamboos but will withstand temperature of 5°F (-15°C). This bamboo needs space to grow, away from any over head impediments, such as power lines. It has been recorded to grow 47.6 inches in one day in a mature grove. Folks that's just .4 inches shy of 4 feet, Wow! This is a timber bamboo in Japan, hence the common name Japanese Timber. The wood is strong, straight and thick making it an ideal building bamboo. The shoots are slightly bitter when raw, but make acceptable food for the table after par boiling.
This also called sweetshoot bamboo. It will grow to a maximum of 40 feet with a diameter of 2.75 in diameter. It gets it's name from the mild tasting shoots. This bamboo grows fast and will quickly yield large shoots as it grows. These shoots are excellent table fare. This bamboo should be planted in open spaces. The wood quality is not as good as some, but the taste makes up for this. It will withstand temperatures down to 0°F(-18°C). It also likes full sun.
This is a giant bamboo commonly referred to as Moso. It can grow to a height of 90 feet and a diameter of 7 inches. This species likes full sun and can withstand temperature down to 0°F (-18°C). Needless to say for the Moso to reach its full potential it will need room to grow and expand along with the full sun requirement. It is soft and has thick walls making it an excellent bamboo for crafts. We will have this bamboo in limited quantities for fall shipment. Contact us by email to reserve and place a deposit on it. We also have field divisions that are ready to be dug, due to size and weight these must be picked up, or they can be delivered. Delivery charges will be based on mileage and total time necessary to reach the final destination. The picture is from a Moso grove in Anderson, South Carolina, Jim Hudson has his hands around it to show the size.
This is a beautiful ornamental commonly called black bamboo. It can grow to a height of 55 ft Its maximum diameter will be around 3.25" It can withstand temperature down to 0°F (-18°C). The black culms make a very distinct plant. The culms start off dark green and will eventually turn black. The cut culms keep their black color as they dry. This is a very good bamboo for furniture and crafts. It has thin but hard walls. It is prized in both China and Japan as a ornamental. The shoots are edible and make a good table addition.. We have this bamboo available in both single plants and field divisions. Email for additional information.
This bamboo grows much larger than Phyllostachys nigra (black). It can grow to a height of 65 ft and a diameter of 5 in. It can also with stand temperature of -5°F (-21°C) with is slightly lower than the black can withstand. Its has a thicker culm wall than the black. This is a beautiful bamboo for landscaping applications and is drought tolerant. It also has commercial applications. The shoots are good to eat after par boiling but are slightly bitter raw. We will have a limited amount of field divisions this year and single plants for spring. We will need approximately 2 weeks notice on this bamboo so we can dig it and harden it off for transport. Call or email your requirements for price and ship date.
This is a medium sized bamboo growing to a height of 34 ft with a diameter of 1.75 in. It is one of the best for being able to withstand very cold winters down to -20°F (-29° C). It makes excellent hedges and screens, the wood is a very good quality often used in the making of furniture. The early season shoots are excellent table fare.
This is a very hardy plant also called Red Margin that can withstand temperature down to a -5°F (-21°C). It is a large bamboo that grows to 60 ft, it has a maximum diameter of 3.5 in and likes full sun. The shoots have a slight bitter taste if eaten raw and are much better if eaten after parboiling. This plant is useful in landscaping, collecting shoots to eat and wood. The wood is tough and splits well. This bamboo also requires space to spread out and grow to reach its full potential. We will have field divisions ready for shipment or pick up this spring. Reserve early.
This is a medium sized plant growing to a height of 35 ft with a diameter of 2 .75 in. This bamboo is a hardy plant down to -11°F (-24°C). This is a favorite in Europe but rarer in the US. The shoots have a slight bitter taste but are excellent table fare.
The common name of this bamboo is "Robert Young". This plant grows to a height of 55 ft and can withstand temperatures down to 0°F (-18°C) it also likes full sun. This is a very pretty plant that starts out green with a dark green stripe. It will eventually turn yellow while keeping the dark green stripe.This is one of my favorite bamboo plants because of the color. This is a highly sought after ornamental, it also has good wood properties. We will have a limited amount of field divisions of Robert Young ready for shipment or pick up. Reserve early.
Not Availalible to ship, few available for pick up.
We recommend you pick up to get a larger plant than we can ship, drive a little save a lot.
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This is vivax hardy timber bamboo, it is hardy. It is also an ornamental. It is one of the large bamboos growing to a height of 70 ft and a diameter of 5 in. It shoots in the 1st part of mid season. Its shoots are excellent to eat both cooked and raw. This a tough plant that can withstand temperatures of -5°F (-21°C). It is a fast grower and needs to be located away from power lines and any other overhead impediment that it can grow into. The young lady holding the bamboo to demonstrate its size is Oakley, their granddaughter. We will have some of this in field divisions, we will need 3 weeks to dig and harden the bamboo prior to you picking it up or us delivering. This is a fairly young grove that has not reached its full potential.
This like the Phyllostachys vivax is a rare fast growing large bamboo. It can grow to a height of 70 ft and a diameter of 5 in. It has a temperature tolerance down to a -5°F (-21°C). The shoots are very tasty with no bitterness even when raw. The culms are yellow with random green stripes. This is an other bamboo that needs room to expand both vertical and horizontal, do not plant under any power lines or like items.