Bamboos are famous for their incredible growth rate, and being easy to grow with a few control measures.
They can be used as a wild hedge, tall screening, or kept in clumps for striking vertical ornamental value, and it's always handy to have a homegrown supply of bamboo canes, with or without a panda to feed.
They tolerate poor soils well as long as they are not also dry, and are most at home in sunny sites beside water.
In the British climate, their growth rate (and therefore the diameter and final height of each cane) varies quite a bit from North to South, and from sheltered sites to exposed locations, but our selection is a hardy bunch suitable for any region.
It is always essential to water new plants as they establish, and this goes double for bamboo, with their shallow roots and love of really moist, but not waterlogged, soil. Their shallow roots make them ideal for planting beside trees. To grow bamboo on a dry soil, digging in a lot of organic matter down to about 50cm and installing an irrigation system will make your life much easier!
Most bamboo thrives in a well maintained container, where their height will be restricted.
In the most general terms, bamboos spread via underground stems (rhizomes, or creeping root stalks) that grow in two main ways: clumping and running.
Your Bamboo plants are delivered by mail order direct from our nursery, along with expert advice, friendly support, plus our Guarantee, so you can give them a whirl with complete confidence.