Warning: ksort() expects parameter 1 to be array, object given in /home4/rtlg1840/public_html/gabelmansgardens.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/includes/core/template-functions.php on line 316
running bamboo Archives - Bamboo Cincinnati Gabelman's Gardens

Posts Tagged ‘running bamboo’

Black Bamboo Trees

Black Bamboo Beauty

Black Bamboo

Black Bamboo

Black Bamboo(Phyllostachys Nigra) has the unique ability to change its color from green to black in a years time. Black bamboo is one of the most sought after bamboo on the market today. Which is why it is one of the most expensive. It’s still a little bit rare in my area. But I have a couple of nice clumps growing well. It is only hardy to 0 degrees f. and may struggle the first few years, so I protected mine for a few years. Now it really seems to be taking off. Which is what I want to see. There are other types of Black Bamboo as well such as Timor Black.  And other clumping black bamboo as well like Gigantochloa Atroviolacia. Black bamboo is the crown jewel of all bamboo.

Clumping Bamboo

Clumping Bamboo

Clumping Bamboo

Clumping bamboo differs from running bamboo, in the sense that it only spreads a few inches in a year.  A running bamboo can spread up to 10 ft.  a year. But in my climate clumping bamboo matures very slow and running very quickly. I’ve had clumpers in the ground for up to 5 years and are still barely 6 ft. tall. A runner would be at least 15 to 20 ft. tall in that amount of time. That’s about the only reason I don’t care much for the clumpers. My feelings may change after a few more years when I finally get to see my clumpers mature, but we’ll see.

Running Bamboo

Running Bamboo

Running Bamboo

A running bamboo is a truly amazing plant. The resilience is absolutely outstanding. I’ve had canes frozen to the ground that stood straight back up with no leaf loss and still as strong as ever. As you may or may not know bamboo gets it’s strength from growing for a few years up to five it’s at its maximum strength. A new cane or culm will break very easily and needs time to harden and gain strength.  That is why a bamboo looks pretty bare the first year of its life, because it only has one set of leaves. It would break with all that weight on it in the first year. The hardiness of some of the runners is unbelievable. -20 degrees f.  That’s pretty hardy I’d say. And every year they come back bigger and stronger than last years bamboo culms. It’s really cool to watch a running bamboo mature. Over the past 15 years I’ve had many different opportunities to do this growing 39 different species of bamboo. I love the runners the best as far as size goes nothing compares in my zone 6. Northern KY is a great place to live and grow bamboo. I push the envelope on what I can get away with growing bamboo that is for zone 7 but with the many bamboos surrounding the area it gets a lot of protection from those cold winter winds. We carry many different species of bamboo for more info call (859)635-0922 and ask for Jeff and also Check out my other blogs.  http://mybamboogrove.com/ or http://insidemygreenhouse.com/ or http://hardybamboo.org/phyllostachys-aureosulcata-aureocaulis/ or http://makemoneygardening.org/water-plants/ or http://sustainmyself.info/or http://mybamboogrove.net/ or http://gardeningmoney.net/about-me-gardener1/ or http://bamboonky.com/

By Jeff Gabelman

Shop from our vast collection of outdoor statues, garden decor, Italian statuary, planters, angels, cherubs, and busts.

 

Garden Jungle in 3 Months

Garden Jungle in 3 Months

Garden Jungle

Garden Jungle

Go from nothing to a garden jungle in 3 months with the fastest growing woody plant in  the world. As the Bamboo shooting Season winds down. It’s amazing what 3 short months can do for a grove of established bamboo. My (Phyllostachys Aureosulcata)Yellow Groove Bamboo has reached heights of 30+ ft tall and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. This is the most incredible plant that has ever grown in this yard. And it’s doing exactly what I waited 14 years of my impatient life for it to do, Amazing people! I shutter to think what my yard will look like in 14 more years. I only hope I live long enough to see my canes reach 3-4 inches in diameter. At least I know every year I can go to a garden jungle in just 3 months.

Cold Hardy Bamboo

With 34 different species growing as we speak this place will be astounding when all are mature. It will be an absolute paradise and I can’t wait. With a few simple techniques I will keep it all right where I want it and no farther. For more information on containing running bamboo see future blog posts right here. Since writing this post I  have gained another 2 species in my garden jungle. The garden jungle looks fabulous and as we speak each grove is starting to gain strength and vigor.

Garden Jungle Bamboo Growth Rates

By this time next year the garden jungle will have doubled in size and be amazing. My Rubromarginata will be 25 ft tall next year and my P. vivax will be 15 -20 ft tall with large canes and beautiful coloration. This is one of my favorite variegated bamboos. I am anxiously waiting for my P. Aureosulcata “Aureocaulis” to put up some nice sized canes, it’s been in the ground about 5 years and seems to be sizing up  very slowly. It’s crazy how the fastest growing woody plant in the world sometimes takes so long to size up. It takes patience to grow bamboo for the simple fact that bamboo takes a long time to establish a grove unless you start with many divisions. It’s been said that bamboo sleeps, creeps and leaps. The first year it spends its time growing rhizomes so you don’t see much growth above ground. The second year it sends those rhizomes far and wide, and puts up some medium size shoots. The third year it leaps and you will see a tremendous amount of growth. And you will go from a small garden to a garden jungle in 3 months.

Gabelman’s Gardens Bamboo
Gabelman's Gardens Bamboo

Gabelman's Gardens Bamboo
Call and Stop By Today
Jeff Gabelman
51 Enzweiler Rd.
Alexandria, KY 41001
(859)242-1602

Backyard Privacy Bamboo
Privacy Bamboo

Phyllostachys Aureosulcata 10 pots 1-3 ft tall. Hardy to -15 degrees F.





Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Yellow Groove
Living Privacy Screen

Phyllostachys Aureosulcata or Yellow Groove


Sizes




Phyllostachys Rubromarginata
Phyllostachys Rubromarginata

Phyllostachys Rubromarginata


P. Rubromarginata Bamboo




Phyllostachys Aureocaulis
Phyllostachys Aureocaulis

Phyllostachys Aureocaulis


sizes




Pseudosasa Japonica (Arrow Bamboo)
Pseudosasa Japonica

Pseudosasa Japonica


sizes




Gardening
Amazon Great Reads
Forums Topics List
Convenient Location
Login Here
Blog Traffic

Pages

Pages|Hits |Unique

  • Last 24 hours: 142
  • Last 7 days: 932
  • Last 30 days: 3,827
  • Online now: 2