Michigan Bamboo Company offers a wide variety of bamboo. All of
our plants are running bamboo species with the exception of Fargesia
rufa. Fargesia rufa is the only clumping bamboo that grows well
in Michigan’s climate (Plants reach 6-8 feet in height).
Species of running bamboo are the fastest growing plants in the
world after sea kelp. Although our species of bamboo only grow during
60-70 day intervals in the spring, the growth during that time can
For example, yellow grove bamboo planted in Michigan can grow up
to 25 feet tall in a season once mature. This is typical: Moso bamboo
in China grows to 70 feet tall during its growth period. After each
plant’s annual growth interval, the plant will not grow again
new canes arise in the spring.
For a robust bamboo bed, the initial investment can be minimal.
A 5 gallon container with 4 canes will at least double in size for
the first few seasons. There is no faster growing plant in the world
to create a privacy hedge or to quickly fill in an un-landscaped
piece of property
All the bamboo plants we sell and install are already tall enough
to immediately enhance your landscaping. Most bamboo plants are
available in 1 through 5 gallon containers. Phyllostachys are available
in 5 gallon and 10 gallon containers.
Bamboo stays green all year, although most dwarf bamboos should
be cut down to the ground in the spring. Bamboo is a very easy plant
to care for and it requires a minimal amount of maintenance in order
for it to thrive.
All of our species are hardy and will survive to 10 to 20 degrees
below zero temperatures.
Growing bamboo plants in Michigan is rewarding. There abilities
in landscaping are unparalleled. A new house is constructed too
close for comfort. Local building codes only allow 6’ tall
privacy fences. A good solution would be an ornamental Bamboo hedge
12’ tall or larger. This creates a new environment for your
yard. Your focus would be the bamboo not he house next door.
This well-behaved, medium height bamboo is a new introduction
from China, and is still very rare in cultivation. It appears to
be hardier than most other species. In spring and early summer,
the new shoots are clothed with wine-tinged sheaths, which drop
off to reveal olive-green, polished canes. The foliage is darker
than most other Fargesias and the plant has a slightly open habit.
Perfect if you need a smaller specimen for a small garden or courtyard
planting. Grows well with morning sun and afternoon shade. Needs
no containment to prevent its spread.
Hardy to -15° Fargesia
F. nitida is a new generation seedlings. F. nitida has dark purple
to gray culms with delicate evergreen foliage. It is extremely cold
hardy, and the tallest growing of any clumping bamboo in zone 5
and 6. F. nitida needs no containment to prevent its spread.
Hardy to -20°
An exciting new introduction from the Sichuan Province of China.
‘Juizhaigou’ (Pronounced Joe's–I–Go) has
delicate leaves and pea-green canes that turn to deep burgundy within
the second year. Eventually the canes fade to yellow. For best cane
color plant in a bright location, butnot
in full sun."Needs no containment to prevent
The only bamboo native to the eastern United States. This clone
has culms that are quite upright and remain evergreen throughout
the winter. Though a running bamboo, it should make a good plant
for a tight area in a small garden. The species name indicates a
large size, which may be misleading, as it will not likely attain
the tall heights of the Phyllostachys. Native to Ohio.Canebrake
Hardy to -15°
The largest leaves of the hardy low growing bamboos.
Culms at first are upright but soon arch under the weight of the
large leaves. Works nicely as a texture contrast with smaller foliages.
Useful as a ground cover or as a container plant indoors. Requires
winter mulching to protect the culms.Can be used as acontainer plant indoors.
Leafs Hardy to -5° Broadleaf
The strikingly attractive leaves are variegated in cream and green
with stunning color that persists throughout the year. It is the
best tall variegated bamboo, having larger leaves than other variegated
forms, resulting in a distinctive and bold effect. Best sited with
an eastern or protected exposure to keep the foliage
colorful. Useful as a massed specimen, keeping in mind that it can
spread over time. Can be used as acontainer plant indoors.
Leafs are Hardy to 0° Shiroshima
Phyllostachys atrovaginata (Incense
Height: 15-30' Spread: Variable: Zone 5-9 Spacing: 3-5'
3-4’ tall multi-cane 1 gallon. $36
A straight upright bamboo with large diameter canes that taper
quick. Incense Bamboo will have the largest diameter culms of any
bamboo grown in zone 5 and 6. Culms can reach up 2”. Hardy
The plant forms a beautiful grove with mature culms
displaying an olive green color and yellow groove alternating between
the nodes. It grows well in full sun to full shade. This bamboo
is excellent for hedges, containers, or a specimen planting. It
can be planted on small lots using bamboo barrier or raised beds. Hardy to -15° Yellow
Groove Bamboo photo
Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. Spectabilis (Green Groove Bamboo)
Height: 15-25' Spread: Variable: Zone 5-9 Spacing: 3-5'
The rich yellow canes are the reverse of Yellow Groove Bamboo and
have a bright green groove. Young new culms can turn shades of burgundy
red when exposed to sun. It grows well in full sun to full shade.
This bamboo is excellent for hedges, containers, or a specimen planting.
It can be planted on small lots using bamboo barrier or raised beds.This
is the most colorful large bamboo that we grow. Hardy to -15°
The Green culms have dark green foliage createing
a dense canopy. It grows well in full sun to full shade. This bamboo
is excellent for hedges, containers, or a specimen planting. It
can be planted on small lots using bamboo barrier or raised beds. Hardy to -15°
Each node has a white ring easily seen on the larger culms. It grows
well in full sun to full shade. This bamboo is excellent for hedges,
containers, or a specimen planting. It can be planted on small lots
using bamboo barrier or raised beds.Hardy to -15°.
The narrow, highly variegated white striped leaves of this variety
make a low finely textured groundcover stunning in the landscape.
The delicate variegations give it an elegant appearance. Prefers
partial shade. Cut to ground in spring to renew growth.
Hardy dwarf bamboo. The upright stems have short branches and 3-4"
bright green foliage which gives flattened appearance at top of
stems. Once established through its fast spreading rhizomes it will
survive despite dryness, shade and root competition from trees.
Excellent evergreen groundcover. Formerly known as Arundinaria pygmaea.
Cut to ground early in spring to renew growth. Pygmy
New leaves can emerge nearly white and retain their variegation
through the season. The leaves are small and have a variable white
stripe in the center. Useful as a container plant or groundcover,
best sited in partial shade. Cut to ground in spring to renew growth.
Magnificent bright bamboo with leaves predominantly yellow. Best
coloring in sun and good soil. Hardy to -20°F when mulched.
A moderate spreader, plants may require containment. Cut to ground
early in spring to renew growth.Dwarf
Yellow-Stripe Bamboo photo
Striking golden foliage without the variegation of the species.
Exhibits best color in a sunny site. Cut to ground early in spring
and mulch in winter.Dwarf
Golden Bamboo photo
Pseudosasa japonica (Arrow Bamboo)
Height: 8-11' Spread: Variable: Zone 6-9
#2 Cont. $30
#5 Cont. $55
#10 Cont. $100
An excellent ornamental bamboo with large ornamental dark green
leaves on strong erect culms. Useful as a screen or hedge in a protected
area and partial shade. Requires winter mulching to protect
the culms. Can be used as acontainer plant
Leafs Hardy to 0° Arrow
Sasa senanensis (Senan Bamboo)
Height: 5-8' Spread: Variable: Zone 5-9 Spacing: 2-3'
#2 Cont. $30
#5 Cont. $50
Nice shrub forming bamboo for winter hardiness and good dark green
foliage that holds up well all year. Can be planted in deep shade
to light sun. A rare and desirable plant.
Hardy to -10° Senan
Sasaella masumuneana 'Albostriata'
(Dwarf White Striped Bamboo) Height: 1-3' Spread: Variable: Zone
5-9 Spacing: 2'
#2 Cont. $25
Forms low, dense clumps of attractive white to cream striped foliage.
Can be used as a groundcover for stunning effects. Prefers partial
shade. Cut to ground in early spring to renew growth. Dwarf
White Striped Bamboo photo
A highly distinctive and ornamental Japanese bamboo with unusual
foliage arranged in whorls around slender stems. It prefers acid
soil and performs as a ground cover or short hedge.
Hardy to -5° Ruscus
Leafed Bamboo photo
We are offering economical delivery for
$25 if you are located within 10 miles east and west of I-75 between
Holly, Mi and Toledo, OH. We can deliver to farther locations for
**Please note that we supply other species of bamboo not
on this list. (Please email or call Michigan Bamboo Company to place