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Tropical 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

Bambusa
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

Genus of tropical and subtropical clumping bamboos, usually giant, with numerous branches at a node, one or two much larger than the rest. New shoots appear in late summer or fall in their native areas.

15° F
5
50'
5"
Bambusa burmanica
32° F
5
60'
4"
Bambusa chungii
21° F
5
30'
2"
Bambusa chungii var. barbelatta
21° F
5
22'
1.5"
Bambusa dissimulator
13° F
5
50'
3"
20° F
5
65'
4"
Bambusa dolichomerithalla ‘Green stripe’
15° F
5
32'
2"
Bambusa dolichomerithalla ‘Silverstripe’
15° F
5
32'
2"
Bambusa edulis
20° F
5
65'
3"
Bambusa emeinsis 'Flavidovirens'
24° F
35'
2.5"
Bambusa emeinsis 'Viridiflavus'
24° F
35'
2.5"
Bambusa eutuldoides 'Viridivittata'
21° F
5
25'
1"
Bambusa lako 'Timor Black'
28° F
50'
35"
Bambusa luteostriata
28° F
30'
2"
Bambusa maculata Pring Tutul
28° F
5
Bambusa malingensis
20° F
4
35'
2.5"
25° F
5
70'
4"
Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'
12° F
5
35'
1.5"
Bambusa multiplex 'Fernleaf'
12° F
5
20'
0.5"
Bambusa multiplex 'Golden Goddess'
12° F
5
10'
0.5"
Bambusa multiplex 'Green Alphonse Karr'
12° F
5
35'
1.3"
Bambusa multiplex 'Silverstripe’
12° F
5
25'
1.3"
Bambusa multiplex 'Willowy'
12° F
5
20'
0.7"
Bambusa multiplex ‘Rivierorum’
12° F
5
6'
0.3"
Bambusa nutans
25° F
5
40'
3"
Bambusa oldhami 'Giant Timber'
15° F
4
55'
4"
Bambusa pachinensis
25° F
5
33'
2"
Bambusa pervariabilis
32° F
5
33'
2.4"
Bambusa pervariabilis 'Viridistriatus'
25° F
5
33'
2.4"
Bambusa sinospinosa
20° F
5
70'
5"
Bambusa textilis
13° F
5
40'
2"
Bambusa textilis var. glabra
18° F
5
30'
1"
Bambusa textilis var. gracilis
18° F
5
30'
1.3"
Bambusa tulda
27° F
5
70'
4"
Bambusa tulda striata
27° F
5
70'
4"
Bambusa tuldo. ventricosa 'Buddha's Belly'
15° F
4
55'
2.2"
Bambusa tuldo. ventricosa ‘Kimmei’
15° F
4
55'
2.2"
Bambusa tuldoides 'Punting Pole'
15° F
5
55'
2.3"
Bambusa vulgaris
27° F
5
50'
4"
27° F
5
50'
4"
Bambusa vulgaris 'Wamin Striata'
30° F
5
16'
3"
Bambusa vulgaris ‘Wamin’
27° F
5
16'
3"
Cephalostachyum
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

Tall, shrubby or climbing bamboos with generally slender, stiff and thin-walled culms. From India; China; Madagascar; Malasia & Indonesia.

Cephalostachyum virgatum
5
50'
4"
Dendrocalamus
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

Giant tropical clumping bamboos similar to Bambusa

23° F
5
100'
8"
Dendrocalamus asper 'Hitam'
23° F
5
100'
8"
Dendrocalamus brandisii
28° F
5
100'
8"
Dendrocalamus giganteus
25° F
5
100'
12"
Dendrocalamus hamiltonii
27° F
5
80'
7"
5
55'
5"
Dendrocalamus latiflorus
25° F
5
65'
8"
25° F
5
65'
8"
Dendrocalamus minor
5
25'
2"
Dendrocalamus strictus
30° F
5
60'
5"
Gigantochola
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

Giant, tropical, clumping bamboos similar to Bambusa. G. atroviolacea; G. atter; G. robusta; and G. pseudoarundinacea were formerly all considered to be forms of G. verticillata. Rarely flower or come true from seed; may be "natural hybrids."

Gigantochloa apus
27° F
5
65'
4"
Gigantochloa atroviolacea
25° F
5
70'
4"
28° F
5
45'
4"
Gigantochloa pseudoarundinacea
28° F
5
100'
5"
Thyrostachys
Min. Temp.
Sun
Height
Diam

A genus of moderate size, tropical clumping bamboos with rather small leaves and persistent culm sheaths.

25° F
5
40'
3"

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