Ivydene Gardens Bamboo Gallery:
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You can select a Bamboo by clicking on the Thumbnail to see its Bamboo Description alongside from the:-

  • Cane Colour Comparison Pages
  • Foliage Colour Comparison Pages
  • Form Comparison Pages
  • Shape Comparison Page or
  • Bamboos in Flower Beds Comparison Pages using the menu on the right

The mail order nursery link to obtain the bamboo is in the Comments Row of its Bamboo Description Page.

or you can select one of the 9 BAMBOOS by clicking on the Bamboo name from their:-

  • Bamboo Description Page name in the following list

Site Map for Bamboo Plant Description pages

The Society was formed by Michael Hirsh in 1985, and was called The Bamboo Network. It amalgamated with other European societies in 1986, and was renamed The European Bamboo Network in order to differentiate it from the Australian Bamboo network. In 1989, the European Bamboo Network reverted to its former regional basis, and the British society was renamed The Bamboo Society (EBS Great Britain). The Society is affiliated to The Royal Horticultural Society.

UK - Bamboos website contains everything you need to know about choosing the right bamboos for your garden from a large range of species together with cultural details.

Buying and Planting Bamboo Plants in the UK and Growing Cold Hardy Bamboo with Creating a Gravel Garden using Bamboo and Grasses data from the Bamboo Store pages will aid your choice of bamboos.

The Bamboo Flora Gallery has 4319 photos of Bamboos.

 

The American Bamboo Society have 5078 photos of Bamboo.

Bamboo Garden in America has 16 acres of garden with many different types of bamboo growing in it:- "We specialize in bamboos, both rare and common, at reasonable prices, serving retail, wholesale, and mail order markets. Bamboo Garden has been growing bamboo since 1980. Now, with over 300 bamboo varieties at our 20 acre farm near Portland, Oregon, we maintain the most diverse bamboo collection in the United States. We have a special interest in cold-hardy clumping bamboo and giant timber bamboo. Our informative website is a useful resource. Browse through the categories listed above for accurate descriptions and many high quality photos of our bamboo. We are confident we can provide the bamboo that best suits your needs, while sharing our knowledge so that you can make an informed decision. We provide bamboo for many commercial and residential landscapes throughout the United States."

In this economic climate of 2006-2013, I can fully understand why mail-order nurseries throughout the world are unwilling to receive free advertising of their bamboos through the sharing of photos and growing details to the home-owner, but being an idiot:-

I am requesting since January 2007 the donation of the following colour photographs of plants for display in this section:-

  • Cane - to show the shape and colour of the whole cane.
  • Foliage - to show the shape of the leaf and its colour. If its colour changes in the year, then a picture of each changed colour.
  • Form - to show the natural shape/growth habit of the whole bamboo. If the bamboo is deciduous, then one with foliage and one without.
  • Flower Bed - to show the overall effect of a group of bamboos together, preferably with the names of each of the bamboo displayed.

Each main photograph will be displayed in a 150 x 150 pixels graphic item. Each thumbnail photograph will be displayed in 50 x 50 pixels graphic item. Freeway allocates 72 pixels per inch. The photographs require to be in JPEG Format and send to Chris Garnons-Williams at 1 Eastmoor Farm Cottages, Moor Street, Rainham, Kent, ME8 8QE England.

Please give the Latin name of the plant and your contact details (It would be preferable that it is either your website or email address rather than your phone number). These will then appear with the relevant photograph. If you happen to be a Nursery, then this link could provide a means for people getting that plant; that they require.

 

Please be carefull! Pandas eat bamboo

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and milk.

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Introduction

CANE COLOUR
(o)
Black
(o)Green
Other Colours
Pink
Red
White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
Brown
Bronze
(o)Green
Grey
Purple
Red
Silver
(o)Variegated White
Variegated Yellow
White
Yellow

FORM
Mat-forming
Prostrate
Mound-forming
(o)Spreading
(o)Clump-forming
(o)Upright
Climbing
Arching

SHAPE
Columnar
Oval
Rounded
Flattened Spherical
Narrow Conical
Broad Conical
Egg-shaped
Broad Ovoid
Narrow Vase-shaped
Fan-shaped
Broad Fan-shaped
Narrow Weeping
Broad Weeping

FRUIT COLOUR
Fruit

BED PICTURES
(o)Garden

Bamboo INDEX link to Bamboo Description Page

Cane Colour

Cane

Foliage Colour

Foliage

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet)

and

Use

Fargesia murielae

Pea Green

fargesiacanetmurieliae

Pea Green

fargesiafoltmurieliae

144 x 48 (360 x 120)

Dense growth makes it suitable as a screen, hedge, windbreak, as a solitary specimen in the ground or in containers.

Fargesia murielae 'Simba'

Yellow-Green

fargesiacanetmurieliaesimba

Light Green

fargesiafoltmurieliaesimba

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Use in a pot, or as low screening.

Fargesia nitida

Purple-Green

fargesiacanetnitida

Dark Green

fargesiafoltnitida

108 x 230 (270 x 75)

Grow in wild garden, screen, hedge or in a large container.

Phyllostachys aurea

Golden in Full Sun,
Green in the Shade

phyllostachyscanetaurea

Golden-Green in Full Sun, Pea Green in Shade

phyllostachysfoltaurea

144 x indefinite (360 x indefinite)

One of the best clump-forming fast-growing forms in the UK. Dense growth is stiff and upright.

Grow in containers, as specimen plants, as a screen or hedge, or in groups amongst small shrubs in a border.

This plant has been misnamed because the stems will only go golden (aurea) if grown in full sun.

Phyllostachys nigra

Cream shoots in May, then Green, turn Black through the Summer in the 2nd or 3rd year.

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Dark Green

phyllostachysfoltnigra

144 x 96 (360 x 240)

Use as a solitary specimen in the lawn, in containers or as screening and hedging.

Pleioblastus simonii 'Variegatus'

Pale Green - White shoot tips.

pleioblastuscanetvariegatus

Blue-Green with Cream stripes.

pleioblastusfoltvariegatus

230 x 48
(75 x 120)

Ground cover use in rock garden or in a border. Very pretty potted plant. The canes are popular for basketry.

Pseudosasa japonica

Olive-Green fading quickly to pale Beige.

pseudosasacanetjaponica

Dark Green, Grey-Green underneath and Yellow midribs.

pseudosasafoltjaponica

240 x indefinite (600 x indefinite)

Bolt upright, arching at the top. The most widely planted bamboo. The foliage clings to the culm over many years. Invasive, so needs room to spread - control spreading growth by planting in 2 feet depth and width concrete lined trench. Tends to habit of flowering massively, taking several years to regain its former glory.

Grow in a deciduous woodland or wild garden, or as screening/ hedging (3 feet between each plant). When planted as a windbreak, the rustle of the leaves creates a soothing noise.

Sasa veitchii

Pale Green with White bloom, fading to pale Straw Colour

sasacanetveitchii

Dark Green. First cold snap creates White margins. Then the leaves become twisted and curled to provide a variegated effect.

sasafoltveitchii

48 x indefinite (120 x indefinite)

Invasive, so needs room to spread and use physical barriers. Valuable medium height ground cover plant and weed suppressor, whose pseudo-variegation is a winter bonus. Useful for stabilizing banks. Grow in big clumps for most impact, or as a small hedge.

Sinarundinaria

Green

 

Pale Green

sinarundinariafolt

156 x 48 (390 x 120)

Strong Clump-forming form, which grows to a thick bush. Use as a specimen or hedge plant.

 

Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines

 

The Society was formed by Michael Hirsh in 1985, and was called The Bamboo Network. It amalgamated with other European societies in 1986, and was renamed The European Bamboo Network in order to differentiate it from the Australian Bamboo network. In 1989, the European Bamboo Network reverted to its former regional basis, and the British society was renamed The Bamboo Society (EBS Great Britain). The Society is affiliated to The Royal Horticultural Society.

British Bamboo Society Conference from 20 May 2016 - 22 May 2016
A weekend of lectures and guided walks with a social evening and amphitheatre performance hosted at Trebah Garden

UK - Bamboos website contains everything you need to know about choosing the right bamboos for your garden from a large range of species together with cultural details.

 

 

 

The Bamboo Flora Gallery has 4319 photos of Bamboos.

The American Bamboo Society have 6026 photos of 498 varieties of Bamboo.

Bamboo Garden in America has 16 acres of garden with many different types of bamboo growing in it:- "We specialize in bamboos, both rare and common, at reasonable prices, serving retail, wholesale, and mail order markets. Bamboo Garden has been growing bamboo since 1980. Now, with over 300 bamboo varieties at our 20 acre farm near Portland, Oregon, we maintain the most diverse bamboo collection in the United States. We have a special interest in cold-hardy clumping bamboo and giant timber bamboo. Our informative website is a useful resource. Browse through the categories listed above for accurate descriptions and many high quality photos of our bamboo. We are confident we can provide the bamboo that best suits your needs, while sharing our knowledge so that you can make an informed decision. We provide bamboo for many commercial and residential landscapes throughout the United States."

Ivydene Horticultural Services logo with I design, construct and maintain private gardens. I also advise and teach you in your own garden. 01634 389677

 

Site design and content copyright ©January 2007. Page structure amended November 2012. Index structure changed and links from thumbnail to another bamboo page changed from adding that bamboo description page to changing page to that bamboo description page November 2015. Chris Garnons-Williams.

DISCLAIMER: Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors. Ivydene Horticultural Services are not responsible for the content and/or quality of external web sites linked from this site.  

 

In this economic climate of 2006-2015, I can fully understand why mail-order nurseries throughout the world are unwilling to receive free advertising of their bamboos through the sharing of photos and growing details to the home-owner, but being an idiot:-

I am requesting since January 2007 the donation of the following colour photographs of plants for display in this section:-

  • Cane - to show the shape and colour of the whole cane.
  • Foliage - to show the shape of the leaf and its colour. If its colour changes in the year, then a picture of each changed colour.
  • Form - to show the natural shape/growth habit of the whole bamboo. If the bamboo is deciduous, then one with foliage and one without.
  • Flower Bed - to show the overall effect of a group of bamboos together, preferably with the names of each of the bamboo displayed.

Each main photograph will be displayed in a 150 x 150 pixels graphic item. Each thumbnail photograph will be displayed in 50 x 50 pixels graphic item. Freeway allocates 72 pixels per inch. The photographs require to be in JPEG Format and send to Chris Garnons-Williams at 1 Eastmoor Farm Cottages, Moor Street, Rainham, Kent, ME8 8QE England.

Please give the Latin name of the plant and your contact details (It would be preferable that it is either your website or email address rather than your phone number). These will then appear with the relevant photograph. If you happen to be a Nursery, then this link could provide a means for people getting that plant; that they require.

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