Clumping Bamboo Texas
Clumping bamboo in Texas can be purchased from and delivered by Palmco in Bokeelia, Florida. We grow 15 different varieties of clumping bamboos and ensure that your shipments are in good condition, ready to plant, and on time when you order your bamboos or palm trees from us.
If you have been looking for bamboo wholesalers who can offer you a wide array of clumping bamboos to choose from, Palmco, established in 1984 is your answer. Our 600-acre palm and bamboo nursery is one of the largest in the US, and we grow some of the most impressive bamboos in the world.
What is Clumping Bamboo?
Clumping bamboo grows like most other shrubs. This is because it has a pachymorph rhizome system with thick, short roots that expand into close circular clumps by only a few inches each year. The new culms will grow outward from the center getting taller and wider in diameter each year.
Clumping bamboo is non-invasive and is easy to maintain and control. It makes a very attractive plant especially when limited to USDA Zones 8 to 10. This is because they are not tremendously cold hardy, though some varieties like Golden Goddess and Alphonse Karr can tolerate temperatures that hit as low as 15°F.
Taking Care of Clumping Bamboo
Just like other plants and trees, different species of clumping bamboos require different amounts of sun and a range of temperatures. We can explain what is necessary for the bamboo you choose before you start planting and, once your installation is complete, we can also tell you how to care for it. Here’s some general advice for taking care of clumping bamboo:
• Bamboo root systems and rhizomes are easily damaged by too much standing water, causing them not to thrive. It is important that you plant them in well-drained soil, and don’t plant them anywhere that the soil stays soggy.
• Partial shade, for at least part of the day, is required by most clumping bamboos. However, if you opt for the larger varieties, know that they need full sun in order to reach their maximum heights. Be sure to ask us about the temperature ratings and sunlight requirements for your zone.
• If the weather is mild, we suggest that you water newly planted bamboos a couple of times a week, but if it is hot or windy three to four times is better. Be on the watch for the winter droughts and add water whenever the plant is dry.
• The base of the plant will benefit from mulch. Curling leaves on your plants mean they are not getting enough water. Consider bamboo to be like a healthy lawn, requiring about the same amount of water in general.
• Those of you opting for the larger-than-15-feet-tall bamboos may need to add stakes to the plant for the first year to ensure that the root mass is able to get well established.
• Fertilizing bamboo is best noted as “a little and often” to encourage the growth you desire. When you first plant them, add a small amount of a slow release, high nitrogen fertilizer. Then, apply it again in early spring and a couple of times during the summer and fall.
Clumping bamboo in Texas is an excellent idea for your next landscaping project whether you are an architect, developer, city planner, or landscape professional. To discover which types of clumping bamboo are best for your zone and project contact Palmco at (239) 283-1329.