30 Myers Road
Summertown, Tn. 38483-7323   U.S.A

Phone:        (931) 964-4151
Fax:           (931) 964-4228
Hours: 7:00 am-5:00 pm CST
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Semiarundinaria fastuosa – Red Temple Bamboo;
 Shown are typical multi-cane, 20’ tall clumps being stabilized in our intensive care
area prior to shipment to customer.
Semiarundinaria fastuosa viridis – Green Temple Bamboo;
 Said to be a green-cane form of the species, USDA Zones 6b-9.  But we’re not sure. To
20 feet with 1  inch canes here.  The literature says it can get bigger (30’ x 1 ½”). Here is a
photo of  “viridis” beside our “Field Pond” – notice the bamboo stops at the high water line.  
This is a runoff pond and the bamboo helps filter silt before the water enters the pond.
Semiarundinaria okuboi – (pronounced Oh-coo-boy), named after a Japanese botanist.  No common name;
 Best large-leaf tree-type bamboo for full sun, good for dense screening, to 25 feet,
USDA Zones 6b-9
Same grove as next pic but taken from  
the east side.
A 25’ tall (in the center) 80’± wide grove
on the dam back in our lower                
Close up showiing tardily
deciduous culm sheaths – an
identifying characteristic for
Shibataea kumasaca – Ruscus-leafed Bamboo
 Very short branches on shoulder high (or less) slender canes – can be sheared as in picture
for specimen or hedging (as extensively used at Biltmore Estate).  Looks best with an acid soil.
Evergreen to -5ºF.
Shown as a sheared/sculpted hedge at
Prafrance near Anduz in the south of
Informal hedge near Philadelphia, PA
Shibataea lancifolia – Lance leafed Bamboo
 To 6 feet here in bright shade – new leaves are subtle velvety blue-green – Sue’s favorite
ground cover/shrub type.  It’s what she looks out on from her office above the blue door.
Lancifolia has extremely short
branches – stubs really – each
with three long slender leaves.
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