Cactus Jungle in Berkeley carries a select group of bamboo plants that are perfectly suited to the Bay Area's mediterranean climate. Most are very low water or summer drought-tolerant, meaning no additional irrigation is needed at all, once the plants are established in the ground (although a monthly watering is nice, too). Many are useful for containers, both indoors and outdoors.

Our clumping bamboos are non-invasive; our running bamboos can be contained in a pot, trough, or with rhyzome barrier.

Cactus Jungle sells bamboo plants in 1 ga., 5 ga. and 15 ga. pots. 1 ga. size plants are limited, and often only available in spring. Larger plants are also available.

Delivery is available in Berkeley and throughout the Bay Area.

     1 gallon plants: 2-3 feet tall, 2-5 culms
     5 gallon plants: 3-7 feet tall, 3-7 culms
   15 gallon plants: 6-13 feet tall, 6-12 culms
Plants vary by individual and by species, as well as by season.

Bambusa “Alphonse Karr”

Bambusa textilis - Weaver’s Bamboo

Bambusa oldhamii - See B. tuldoides

Bambusa tuldoides - Punting Pole Bamboo

Borinda fungosa - Chocolate Bamboo
Borinda papyrifera

Chusquea culeou

Fargesia robusta - Green Screen Bamboo

Himalayacalamus asper - Red Bamboo

Himalayacalamus falconeri - Candy-Stripe

Himalayacalamus hookerianus - Blue Bamboo

Otatea acuminata - Mexican Weeping

Phyllostachys nigra - Black Bamboo

Pseudosasa japonica - Arrow Bamboo

Semiarundinaria fastuosa - Temple Bamboo

We also carry a few rare specimens, in 5ga. pots, of species that are not included on this list.
Please call for more information.

Also available:

  • Not sure what you need? Site visits/Consultations are available

  • Bamboo rhizome barrier

  • Available in 30" deep, sold by the lineal-foot. We recommend as needed for running bamboos. Dig an outline of the area to receive the bamboo down to 30" and install the barrier vertically. Overlap the seams 2-4 feet and seal the seams with provided tape.

  • Bamboo fertilizer - 100% all natural Bio-Turf

  • Delivery: Call (510) 558-8650 for plants and delivery, or stop by Cactus Jungle in Berkeley.

  • Care instructions for the drought-tolerant bamboo plants we sell in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Bamboo stakes:
       We carry bamboo stakes from 1/2" x 3 ft. long to 1-1/2" x 12 ft. long
       We do not ship bamboo stakes.


Bamboo for the San Francisco Bay Area


Cactus Jungle Nursery and Garden, 1509 4th St. Berkeley, CA (510) 558-8650
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