Are you a developer or landscaper in Florida looking for a great plant to act as an accent, a screen, or a specimen? If so, then you may want to have a look at Palmco’s selection of bamboo.
Palmco is Florida's premier grower of top-quality non-invasive clumping bamboo. We are one of the largest palm and bamboo plantations in North America and offer breathtaking tropical and subtropical bamboo to customers across the Southeastern United States. Our clumping bamboos will help you create privacy and beauty within a few growing seasons.
Why Choose Bamboo?
Bamboo is a giant woody grass, not a tree, and is the world's fastest-growing plant. Some varieties are known to grow up to two inches per hour in optimal weather! Bamboo can grow everywhere except Antarctica and survive in a wide range of climate conditions. Some dwarf species of bamboo are small and decorative, while others are tall and thick, spreading quickly to create nearly impassable barriers.
There are two broad categories of bamboo - the running and clumping varieties – but Palmco grows only clumping bamboo. The Bambusa variety is ideal for warm, southern climates yet cold-hardy to about +20° F and the Dendrocalamus variety includes some of the tallest, most impressive bamboos in the world. As a landscaping material, clumping bamboo has a myriad of uses, such as:
• single attention-getting focal pieces
• driveway plantings
• privacy screens and living fences
• hedges and noise barriers
• windbreaks and storm barriers
• a backdrop for other tropical plants
Here are several of our favorite varieties:
As the name suggests, this Chinese variety, also called Slender Weavers, is the most graceful of all bamboos. It has few lower branches on mature culms, so its attractive 1-inch diameter canes can be seen without having to prune the plant. Graceful Bamboos have an upright growth pattern and are very well-behaved. Growing to a typical height of 25 feet, they will fit nicely in any city or country tropical garden, including small, narrow yards.
Originating from Thailand, this stunning bamboo is a beautiful ornamental with very small leaves, an upright growth habit, and thick culms. It is naturally branchless near the ground and tends to arch at the top, creating a feathery, delicate umbrella-like canopy. Nana’s medium height (to 25 feet) makes a beautiful statement in any landscape.
Sometimes called Ghost Bamboo, this rare mid-sized Chinese bamboo is among the smallest of the Dendrocalamus species. Growing to a typical height of 35 feet, it has 3-inch diameter pale lime green culms with dark green stripes and a waxy powdery covering. Angel Mist can handle a variety of soil and weather conditions. It makes a colorful attention-getting centerpiece and is ideal for use as a privacy screen, a living alternative to a fence, or a driveway planting.
If you are in Florida and any of these varieties of bamboo interests you, then don’t hesitate to contact Palmco at (239) 283-1329. We have a vast selection of wholesale bamboo plants as well as palm trees that will add a touch of the tropics to any landscape.