Arcing culms, airy slumps of small leaves. Stems age to a shiny, vibrant red when grown in some sun. Chusquea mimosa when available is Special Orders only.
Tightly clumped, non-invasive, hardy. Produces a large number of thick-walled culms. Not Stocked – Special Order Only, not always available
Masses of long narrow leaves densely cover the culms. Gently arcing clumper, sways in the breeze. Excellent in ornamental gardens without heavy irrigation, or in well-drained pots will grow to 6′ tall.
H. hookerianus has new green culms covered in waxy gray powder give a blue effect and mature to a yellowish orange, more purplish in more sun. Thrives in a semi-sheltered, wind-free environment.
Himalayacalamus falconeri v. damarapa
H. falconeri v. damarapa does well outdoors in coastal areas, including throughout the Bay Area. Random-colored striped culms – dark green, red and yellow. Masses of leaves are borne on long slender branchlets.
Broadly arching branches dense with green leaves. Does well outdoors in coastal areas, including throughout the Bay Area. Greener in Shade, Bright Red culms in Full sun. Needs some shade in hotter climates.
New glossy green culms, as early as winter, mature to a rich yellowish green. Denser in full sun, yet happy in shade. Excellent for screens, hedges or wind barriers.
Tightly clumped, does not spread. Edible shoots. Culms grow vertical, forming regularly spaced nodes with many equal-sized branches. Not Stocked – Special Order Only, not always available
Fast growing clumping bamboo with new culms that are powdery baby-blue which slowly age to a mix of green and yellow. Upright shoots with medium leaves form nicley open clumps. Edible shoots. Afternoon shade inland. Not Stocked – Special Order Only, not always available
Vertical arching bamboo with large leaves forms tight clumps of deep reddish/brown culms.
Tightly clumped, non-invasive, graceful arches. Used in weaving and for timber, flute-making and fencing; edible shoots. Great for gardens, forming a tight grove in few years.
Bambusa “Alphonse Karr”
B. multiplex “Alphonse Karr” Variable tropical bamboo, useful for screening. Elegant slender arching culms, yellow with irregular dark green striping. Can be grown indoors with extra care.