Glover Bamboo of Alabama
Screening Bamboo

Screening bamboo can be used in many different ways. If you need a privacy fence between you and your neighbors, you can plant a live fence out of bamboo and control where it grows with barriers. If you live near a highway, screening bamboo can be used as a noise barrier to soften the harsh noises of traffic. These vary in size and can be trimmed to the height you want. Be careful to not plant these under power lines and any other overhead obstructions because they can cause damage.

Phyllostachys Angusta (Stone)

This is also called Stone bamboo.This is a very nice sized bamboo growing to around 25' with a maximum diameter of 1.5". It can withstand temperature down to 0°F (-18°C). This is a excellent bamboo for craft work. In its native China it is used to make fishing rods and for weaving baskets. This bamboo sprouts in mid season and is not bitter to eat. Mid size bamboo that is Good for Screening.

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Phyllostachys Aurea (Golden)

This is a small to medium sized bamboo, growing to a height of 27 ft and a diameter of 1.75 in. The common names are golden bamboo, fish pole bamboo. It can withstand cold down to 0°F (-18°C), and likes full sun. This is probably the most common bamboo in the US. The shoots are good to eat with very little bitterness when eaten raw. It does well in large pots and makes a very good hedge. This is a good bamboo for fishing poles and walking canes and wind chimes to name a few, again your imagination is your limit with bamboo crafts. This bamboo also grows to height that can interfere with your power lines so keep that in mind when choosing a spot to plant it.

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Phyllostachys Aurea (Koi)

This is a is rare and very attractive bamboo making it prized by collectors. It can grow to a height of 27 ft and a diameter of 1.75". It can withstand temperature down to 0°F (-18°C). Great for Screening or as a Hedge

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Phyllostachys Aureosulcata f. Aureocaulis

This is a yellow culm bamboo that may have some green striping on the lower internodes. It is an attractive addition that will add uniqueness and color to your collection. It grows to a height of 34 ft.Its maximum size will be around 1.25". It is a hardy bamboo that can handle cold down to -15°F (-26°C). We have some nice plants ready to ship, both individual plants and field divisions. This is a rare bamboo and we have limited quantities. Great for Screening or as a Hedge.

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Phyllostachys Aureosulcata f. Spectabilis

The common name for this bamboo is spectabilis. This is a medium sized bamboo growing to a height of 32 ft and a diameter of 1.75 in. It is a very hardy bamboo, able to withstand temperatures of -15°F (-26°C). It is a yellow bamboo and is very attractive. It likes full sun. Spectabilis is Great for Screening or as a Hedge. Very Pretty, A Must Have!

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Phyllostachys Bissetti

This is a fast grower and can establish a grove quickly. It is a excellent candidate for a hedge. It grows to a maximum height of 40 ft with a maximum diameter up to 2". It is extremely hardy and can handle cold down to -15°F (-29°C). It should be planted in full sun. The early season shoots can be harvested for the table. Great for Screening.

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Phyllostachys Decora (Beautiful Bamboo)

This is a medium sized bamboo that is quite hardy and is also called Beautiful Bamboo. It can withstand temperature down to -11°F (-24°C). It grows to a height of 30 ft and a diameter of 2 inches. This variety shoots in mid-season, it is more tolerant in of high ph, sandy soils, drought and temperature extremes. This is one of the more aggressive runners and will make you a beautiful grove faster. Great for Screening or as a Hedge.

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Phyllostachys Heteroclada (Water Bamboo)

This is a medium sized plant growing to a height of 33 ft with a diameter of 1.5" in full sun. It's common name is water bamboo. This bamboo can be planted in flood plains (not swampy areas) that would otherwise drown most plants and is also good for erosion control. It is a hardy plant that can withstand temperatures down to -5°F (-21°C). Great for Screening or as a Hedge.

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Phyllostachys Heteroclada f. Purpurata

This is a smaller bamboo that likes full sun and grows to a height of 18 ft with a maximum diameter of 3/4 in, it can withstand temperatures down to 0°F (-18° C). This bamboo should be planted in an area that has some wind protection but at a height of 18 feet can still be a hazard to power lines. Great for Screening or as a Hedge.

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Phyllostachys Heteroclada f. Solida (Solidstem)

The common name is Solidstem. The lower half of the culm is solid thus the name. This is a smaller bamboo that can be used in smaller areas as it's maximum height is 18 ft. It is cold hardy down to -11°F (-24°C), it's maximum diameter is 3/4 in. It likes full sun.

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Phyllostachys Nuda

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.

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Phyllostachys Rubromarginata (Red Margin)

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.

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Phyllostachys Viridiglaucescens

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.

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Pleioblastus Simonii Medake

This is a small bamboo that grows to around 20 feet and 1.5 inches in diameter. It is great for fishing rods, hedges and other crafts. It can withstand temperatures down to 0°F (-18° C). It is editable but bitter.

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Pseudosasa Japonica (Arrow)

This is a relatively small bamboo at 18 ft with a diameter of approximately 3/4 in. It's common name is arrow. This is a hardy bamboo down to -5°F (-21°C). This bamboo makes an excellent hedge, it is also very suitable for a large pot. The culms make excellent garden stakes.

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Pseudosasa Japonica Tsutsumiana

This is commonly called green onion. This is a relatively small bamboo at 18 ft with a diameter of approximately 3/4 in. This is a hardy bamboo down to -5°F (-21°C). This bamboo makes an excellent hedge, it is also very suitable for a large pot.

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Semiarundinaria Fastuosa (Temple)

The common name is temple bamboo as it was planted near Japanese Temples.This is a medium sized bamboo at 34 ft with a diameter of 1.5 in. It is a very hardy plant going down to -5°F (21°C). This bamboo requires full sun, again please choose your planting area away from any over head impediments. It not only makes an excellent screen it is also editable. The culms have a red color.

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Semiarundinaria Yashadaka Kimmei

This is on the small size at 25 ft with a diameter of 1.5 in. It can withstand temperatures of 0°F (-18° C).

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