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Mountain Bamboo

If an image is available for a paticular species, the plants name in the left collum will be clickable. As images become available they will be added in each of the 6 galleries.

                                             
Sun: scale 1 - 5 = full sun

Borinda
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

A genus of clump-forming mountain bamboos, found in Bhutan, tibet, Yunnan, & Sichuan. Similar in appearance to Fargesia, but have different flowers from Fargesia and short rhizomes unlike Yushania.

Borinda boliana
15° F
3
18'
0.8"
Drepanostachyum
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

Medium size clumping, mountain bamboos. The differences between genera Drepanostachyum and Himalayacalamus are subtle; Drepanostachyum species have many equal branches; Himalayacalamus species have one dominant branch.

Drepanostachyum falcatum 'Himalayan Blue'
15° F
2
20'
0.8"
Drepanostachyum kashianum
20° F
3
12'
0.5"
Drepanostachyum sengteeanum (was H. falconeri)
15° F
3
30'
1.2"
Fargesia
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

Clumping bamboos from the alpine conifer forests of west and southwest China. Medium tosmall and all very cold hardy, but not tolerant of extremely high summer temperatures. Flowes like toothbrushes.

Fargesia dracocephala
-10° F
3
16'
0.7"
Fargesia fungosa
15° F
3
20'
1"
Fargesia murieliae
-20° F
2
15'
0.4"
Fargesia nitida Fountain bamboo
-20° F
2
12'
0.5"
Himalayacalamus
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

A newly defined genus of clump-forming bamboos of the lower altitudes of the Himalayan mountains.

Himalayacalamus asper (was N. microphyllis)
15° F
2
20'
0.8"
Himalayacalamus falconeri 'Damarapa'
25° F
3
20'
0.3"
Himalayacalamus hookerianus
15° F
3
30'
2"
Himalayacalamus porcatus
25° F
3
20'
1"
Thamnocalamus
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

Clumping bamboos from the mountains of eastern Asia and Africa, similar to Fargesia.

Thamnocalamus aristatus
5° F
12'
4"
Thamnocalamus spathifolorus
0° F
3
16'
1"
Thamnocalamus tessellatus
0° F
4
16'
1"
Yushania
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

A large group of spreading thornless frost-hardy bamboos from Taiwan, the Himalayas and Africa. Rhizomes pachymorph, often with long rootless necks, but also tillering, so forming spreading thickets.

Yushania anceps
0° F
3
12'
0.5"
Yushania anceps ‘Pitt white’
0° F
3
15'
0.5"
Yushania maling
0° F
4
15'
2"

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