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Temperate Bamboos

Japanes TImber Bamboo

Giant Bamboo

There are a number of species of temperate bamboos that get very large.  The ones listed here can reach over 4 inches in  diameter, up to 7 inches.  The tallest can grow to 75 feet.

Ruscus Bamboo

Screening Bamboo

From  a few feet tall to a 30 foot wall there’s a perfect bamboo. Some have tiny leaves, others have giant leaves and they can make a screen too dense to penetrate.

Phyllostachys nuda

Extra Cold Hardy Bamboo

All the bamboos listed on these pages are cold hardy down to at least a few degrees above zero.  Some are extremely cold hardy and will stay green and leafy down to -10, -15, even -20F. 

Dwarf Bamboo

Some species of bamboo only get a few inches tall, others only a few feet.  The smallest looks like a lawn if mowed.  Some are variegated or multi-colored.