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Immerse new plants in water immediately, by first taking them out of the pot. Never allow them to dry out. Bamboos are evergreen plants and perform best in rich moist soil.

It is important to incorporate generous amounts of compost or well rooted manure to enrich the soil. Being very shallow roots they appreciate a good thick mulch of bark, compost, manure or leafmould. Keep well watered twice weekly for the next 3 months until they are established, then water extra during any dry spells. It is essential to thoroughly wet the soil so that the water penetrates down to the roots. If the bamboo is planted late in the year mulch heavily and try to give protection from cold drying winds.

They can also be grown in large containers but more care is required. Plant in good soil based potting compost and take care never to allow them to dry out. Always make sure they have plenty of compost in the pot and that the pot is not just full of roots. Leave at least 4 inches at the top of the pot free to allow for ease of watering.

Feed during late spring and summer with a general purpose granular fertiliser and re-new the mulch layer.

The leaves are borne on small branches which encircle the canes. In spring there is considerable yellowing of the leaves followed by some leaf drop. This is normal as new leaves are produced. Some of the old leaves often become papery and brown and stay attached to the plant long after they are finished.

  1. pseudosasa

    Pseudosasa Japonica 25/30 Litre Pot 180+


    Pseudosasa Japonica bears olive green canes when young maturing to pale beige with a contrasting dark green, oblong leaves.

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  2. Phyllostachys Aurea

    Golden Bamboo Phyllostachys Aurea 30 Litre Pot 150/75+cm


    Phyllostachys Aurea - groved canes,bright mid-green at first,becoming brown yellow when mature, New Canes all over. Learn More
  3. Fargesia Rufa 2Litre Pot

    Fargesia Blue Dragon 7 Litre Pot 100cm


    Fargesia Blue Dragon is a dense evergreen bamboo with blue green canes. Non creeping variety which is great for the ground or pots. Height reaching upto 3m.

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  4. Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Spectabilis Yellow Bamboo 43 Litre Pot.

    Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Spectabilis 30 Litre Pot 160-180cm


    Golden and green striped stem bamboo Learn More
  5. Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Spectabilis Yellow Bamboo 43 Litre Pot.

    Phyllostachys aureosulcata Aureocaulis 25 Litre Pot 200cm+


    Phyllostachys aureosulcata Aureocaulis - Golden groove bamboo - Clump forming bamboo producing sulphur-yellow canes,often with green stripes at the base. Leaves are narrow and mid-green. Smothered in new canes

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  6. Fargesia Rufa 2Litre Pot

    Fargesia murielae Novecento 15 Litre Pot


    Fargesia murielae Novecento  is great for containers / pots. They bear yellow canes that mature to purple with age, overall height can reach to 3-5m.

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  7. nigra

    Black Bamboo Phyllostachys Nigra 25 Litre Pot 160/180cm


    Black caned bamboo - height 160/180cm Learn More
  8. Bissetti

    Phyllostachys Bissetti Green Bamboo 40 Litre Pot 250-300cm


    Phyllostachys Bissetti - Green Learn More
  9. nigra

    Phyllostachys Nigra - Black Bamboo 40 Litre Pot 200/250cm


    Black Bamboo exploding with new canes. Learn More
  10. Phyllostachys Nigra 65 Litre Pot 300cm

    Phyllostachys Nigra 60 Litre Pot 300cm+


    A monstrous bamboo at a fantastic height at 3m+ recently moved on from a 35 litre pot to give them more room to expand. Learn More