There is no Plant or Tree quite like Bamboo.
Bamboo has the ability to grow very quickly and is highly resilient in most conditions. Use it as a screen, wind break or just as an ornament
to make your garden look stunning.
This page offers information about each of the bamboo varieties and other general information. If you would like to
know more then please contact Bamboo Creations Victoria.
Bamboo Plant variety specification table
(Information intended as a guide only)
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All sizes given are based on mature plants that are fertilised and watered on a regular basis, and situated in their ideal environment
Bamboo is truly an amazing plant - here is some information about Bamboo.
- Bamboo is a grass with a woody stock
- There are over 1250 species growing around the world
- Absorbs almost 5 times more Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and produces 35% more oxygen then any tree
- Some bamboos can grow a metre a day
- Quickest growing screen or hedging plant
- Beautiful ornamentals
- Control erosion
- Drought tolerant
NOT ALL BAMBOO IS INVASIVE
Information about the 2 Types of Bamboo
showing clumping habit
showing spreading habit
Shorter and new shoots appear closer to the mother culms. Clumping bamboo "will not spread" it only springs new canes from within and around the base of the clump.
This bamboo is fantastic for hedging, garden features and it also looks great in a decorative pot. You can control the shape and size of clumps by
cutting the shoots. It's important to know that some Clumping Bamboos
form much smaller and tighter clumps than others, which means they will take up less space than the more open clumpers.
Difference: Longer and fast-spreading rhizomes. If not contained or maintained regularly, running bamboo could become a nuisance.
This type of bamboo can run underground and pop up to cover an increasingly larger area; however it can be easily contained with root barriers,
raised beds, or by rhizome pruning.
The most popular Running Bamboo would be the
Phyllostachys nigra /Black Bamboo. Pot sizes are available in 20cm to 50cm
Bamboo Creations also supplied the best quality Root Barrier
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Clumping bamboo requires less maintenance due to the restriction of wandering rhizomes.
This bamboo is fantastic for groves, hedging, decorative pots and general landscaping providing it is maintained.
Bamboo - Is it versatile?
- A hedge
- Ground cover
- Garden feature
- Beautiful ornament
- Construction structures small or large
You may want to plant bamboo as a windbreak , block out neighbours, or that two storey building close to your house.
Did you know?
- Bamboo is the most beautiful evergreen wind chime you could ever hear
- Some bamboo shoots are edible and taste fantastic in a Chinese stir fry
- The timber from bamboo can be used in many ways for your garden and home
Before and after Bamboo Photos of
Bamboo will tolerate all soil types but may take longer to establish in very heavy clay.
When planting bamboo do not disturb the root ball and do not plant deeper than it is potted. Treat new bamboo as you would any other new plant until established. Once it is established it will be extremely water wise and almost totally self-sufficient.
Larger varieties can be grown in pots that will restrict their overall height, if you do not have the space to plant them in the ground.
If you have the space but do not want the height, bamboo can be pruned to any height and will not re-shoot from the cut. Pruning an established tree should be done once a year, as clumping varieties shoot mid to late summer and spreading varieties shoot from mid to late spring. This will give the bamboo ample time to build up energy and release the following season.
Every bamboo species we sell has been grown in Victoria and will cope with all weather conditions and temperatures this state can endure.