Cactus Jungle offers the best selection of clumping bamboos for the Bay Area

Clumping bamboos are non-invasive and will form a beautiful grove in 3-5 years.

Clumping Bamboo


Goddess Bamboo

B. multiplex “Alphonse Karr” Variable tropical bamboo, useful for screening. Elegant slender arching culms, yellow with...
Bambusa “Alphonse Karr” Goddess Bamboo
Weaver’s Bamboo

Tightly clumped, non-invasive, graceful arches. Used in weaving and for timber, flute-making and fencing; edible shoots. G...
Bambusa textilis Weaver’s Bamboo
Punting Pole Bamboo

Tightly clumped, non-invasive, hardy. Produces a large number of thick-walled culms. Bambusa oldhamii ...
Bambusa tuldoides Punting Pole Bamboo
Chocolate Bamboo

Vertical arching bamboo with large leaves forms tight clumps of deep reddish/brown culms.
Borinda fungosa Chocolate Bamboo
Blue Bamboo

Fast growing clumping bamboo with new culms that are powdery baby-blue which slowly age to a mix of green and yellow. Upri...
Borinda papyrifera Blue Bamboo
Chilean Bamboo

Tightly clumped, does not spread. Edible shoots. Culms grow vertical, forming regularly spaced nodes with many equal-sized...
Chusquea culeou Chilean Bamboo
Mimosa Bamboo

Arcing culms, airy slumps of small leaves. Stems age to a shiny, vibrant red when grown in some sun. Chusquea mimosa is...
Chusquea mimosa Mimosa Bamboo
Green Screen Bamboo

New glossy green culms, as early as winter, mature to a rich yellowish green. Denser in full sun, yet happy in shade. Exce...
Fargesia robusta Green Screen Bamboo
Red Bamboo

Broadly arching branches dense with green leaves. Does well outdoors in coastal areas, including throughout the Bay Area. ...
Himalayacalamus asper Red Bamboo
Candy-Stripe Bamboo

H. falconeri v. damarapa does well outdoors in coastal areas, including throughout the Bay Area. Random-colored striped cu...
Himalayacalamus falcon... Candy-Stripe Bamboo
Blue Bamboo

H. hookerianus has new green culms covered in waxy gray powder give a blue effect and mature to a yellowish orange, more p...
Himalayacalamus hooker... Blue Bamboo
Mexican Weeping Bamboo

Masses of long narrow leaves densely cover the culms. Gently arcing clumper, sways in the breeze. Excellent in ornamental ...
Otatea acuminata Mexican Weeping Bamboo