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Using Bamboo in the Landscape

Different bamboo are used for many applications in the landscape. This list shows some of our top choices for various purposes. You can find a bamboo for just about any need. If you have more specific questions, give us a call or email

Click on each name to link to page about the plant

Bamboos recommended for their exceptional hardiness 

Fargesia murielae -20° F 
Fargesia nitida (many named clones) -20 F 
Fargesia rufa -15 F
Fargesia sp. 'Jiuzhaigou' I -20
Fargesia sp. 'Jiuzhaigou' II
-20 F
Phyllostachys nuda -10° F 
Fargesia sp. 'Scabrida' -10° F 
Arundinaria gigantea -10° F 
Phyllostachys aureosulcata -10° F 
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis' -10° F 
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin' -10 F
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin Inversa' -10 F

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' -10 F
Phyllostachys atrovaginata  -10 F
Phyllostachys bissetii -10 F
Sasa oshidensis -10 F

Sasamorpha borealis -10 F
Fargesia dracocephala -10° F 
Phyllostachys vivax 'Huangwenzhu'  -10 F
Fargesia robusta -5 F
Fargesia robusta "Green Screen"
-5 F
Indocalamus tessellatus -5° F 
Phyllostachys decora -5° F 
Phyllostachys heteroclada 'Solid Stem' -5° F 
Phyllostachys vivax -5° F 
Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis' -5° F   
Phyllostachys vivax 'Huangwenzhu Inversa'  -5 F
Pleioblastus shibuyanus 'Tsuboi' -5° F 

Semiarundinaria fastuosa -5° F 
Semiarundinaria fastuosa 'Viridis' -5° F 
Shibataea chinensis -5° F 
Shibataea kumasaca -5° F 

Bamboos for hedges or
tall privacy screens

click link above for more info.
(shorter followed by taller)

Shibataea kumasaca
Pleioblastus chino
Pleioblastus chino
'Vaginata variegatus'
Indocalamus latifolius
Fargesia sp. 'Rufa'
Fargesia dracocephala
Thamnocalamus tesselatus
Fargesia murielae
Fargesia nitida
Fargesia robusta
Fargesia robusta "Green Screen"
Semiarundinari okuboi

Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Holochrysa'
Pseudosasa japonica
Semiarundinaria sp. 'Fall Red'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Flavescens Inversa'
Phyllostachys aurea

Phyllostachys bissetii
Semiarundinaria fastuosa
Semiarundinaria fastuosa '
Phyllostachys meyeri
Phyllostachys aureosulcata
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin'
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin Inversa'

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' -
Phyllostachys heteroclada
Phyllostachys viridis
'Robert Young'
Phyllostachys decora
Phyllostachys atrovaginata
Phyllostachys bambusoides


Hardy bamboos suitable for groves
(Bamboo Forests)


Phyllostachys atrovaginata
Phyllostachys bambusoides
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Allgold'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castillon'
Phyllostachys dulcis
Phyllostachys edulis "Moso"
Phyllostachys heteroclada
Phyllostachys iridescens
Phyllostachys nigra
Phyllostachys nigra 'Bory'
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon'
Phyllostachys vivax
Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'

Phyllostachys vivax 'Huangwenzhu'
Phyllostachys vivax 'Huangwenzhu Inversa'


Groundcover Bamboos

Indocalamus tessellatus
Pleioblastus akebono
Pleioblastus distichus
Pleioblastus fortuneii
Pleioblastus pygmaeus
Pleioblastus viridistriatus
Pleioblastus viridistriatus 'Chrysophyllus'
Sasa hayatae
Sasa kurilensis (dwarf form)
Sasa veitchii
Sasaella masamuneana 'Albostriata'
Sasaella ramosa
Shibataea chinensis
Shibataea kumasaca

Too many choices? ; ) Confused about what bamboo is best for your needs?  Try Bamboo Selector
 Simply enter your specifications into the program and it will produce a list of bamboos that match.  Each plant name is a link to the corresponding bamboo web page.

(Developed by staff member Casey Balza)


Bamboo with variegated
(striped) leaves


Bamboos recommended for windbreaks and coastal conditions

Phyllostachys aurea
Bashania fargesii

Pleioblastus simonii
Pseudosasa japonica
Semiarundinaria fastuosa
Semiarundinaria fastuosa 'Viridis'
Thamnocalamus tesselatus

Clumping Bamboos

These are the bamboos that are not invasive and do not have long underground rhizomes.

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Mite resistant bamboo

Interior Bamboo
Bamboo that can be grown indoors

Timber Bamboo  (Phyllostachys)   
30 to 70 ft. tall
Mid-sized Bamboo (Phyllostachys)
15 to 30 ft tall
Cold-hardy Clumping Bamboo       
6 to 25 ft. tall
Cold-sensitive Clumping Bamboo
 6 to 50 ft. tall
Other Running Bamboo               
6 to 25 ft. tall
Small Running Bamboo                
1 to 8 ft. tall
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