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

Phone:        (931) 964-4151
Fax:           (931) 964-4228
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Arundinaria gigantea – River Cane, Canebrake;
The only genus of native North American Bamboo; to 20 feet.  Several forms/ecotypes exist; natural range – Ohio River
South and from SE Oklahoma East.  Small slender leaves, very late shoot period so well suited to late frost areas.  
Shown at left
A. g. ‘Macon’ at edge of guest parking in a high end landscape near Baltimore, MD and at right a small
patch 4 years after establishment from one-multi-cane 8-10’ start.  
A. g. ‘Macon’ is more upright than the type and
among the hardiest of selections, minor leaf burn after a brief -26ºF.  From Macon County in northern middle
Tennessee.  We also have Hill Cane (
A. appalachiana – to ±4’) and Switch Cane (A. tecta).  
Hibanobambusa tranquillans ‘Shiroshima’ – Shrub White-stripe Bamboo;
Prefers afternoon shade, to 16 feet (but only 8 or 9’ here in middle Tennessee), USDA Zones 7-9.  Maybe the most
luscious of the mid-sized temperate bamboos with several shades of greens and creams on each leaf and a subtle hot
pink on the tips of new shoots evergreen to around 0ºF.
Indocalamus latifolius – great Bamboo – no common name;
Bright or open shade to half-day sun, to 10 feet (6’ in middle Tennessee), USDA Zones 6-9.  Very upright and does
well in shade making a dense cover over time.  Although only rated hardy to 0ºF.
I. latifolius is doing well up against
the north side of a concrete building in Olathe, Kansas as seen above right.
In bright shade at EARF
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Indocalamus longiauritus – Long Ear Cane
To 7 feet, best in full sun, upright with largish leaves, evergreen to -5ºF. Makes a good low screen or large specimen.     
Indocalamus tessellatus -- Big-leaf shrub Bamboo
Prefers sun, shade okay, to 7 feet.  USDA Zones 5B-9. Has the largest leaves (up to 5" x 26") of any temperate bamboo  
evergreen down to -10 degrees F.  Very dramatic in the dead of winter when its large green leaves lift our spirits.
Phyllostachys aurea – Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo;                        
 Best in full sun, to 30’ or more, smaller and slow spreading in coolish areas, suitable for shearing, USDA Zones 7-
10.  Below, left P. aurea effectively used as a sheared hedge between a parking lot and a restaurant in full sun in
Texas as shown in picture.  
P. aurea is famous for its irregularly stacked internodes as shown at right on new
blue/green cane, darker olive green is older cane.
Phyllostachys aureosulcata – Yellow Groove Bamboo;
 Shown at right are typical 10-12’ multi-cane landscape grade plants, can grow to 45 feet by 2 ¼” – prefers sun but is
somewhat shade tolerant.  USDA Zones 6-9.  (
A) Close-up showing the yellow sulcus from which its name derives.  (B)
Inside an old (15 years) established grove.  (
C) An example of the geniculation, which can be subtle as shown or extreme
with up to 90º turns (an attribute popular with artisans) – this is one of our most popular bamboos being tough, interesting,
beautiful and tasty!  Makes a good screen quickly or with some grooming can be used as a specimen or an open strolling
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