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April 9, 2021

Our groves have begun the shooting season literally overnight. Unfortunately, we regret that we have to end the 2021 digging season a week early due to this.

We'd like to thank our many customers who have ordered with us during our Oct - April digging season. We will notify you when your orders are ready for pickup.

Bamboo can't be dug while shooting. Sometimes there can be a summer digging season for certain species after shooting has ended. That will depend on summer weather. Excessive heat and drought can prohibit this.

Please continue to check with us to see if we have any extra plants on hand later this summer from previous digs. Thank you.


We specialize in contract growing larger field dug bamboo divisions for USDA zone 5. Because our bamboo is field dug, we do not ship. All live plant orders are for pickup at our nursery location only. We leave all field soil intact around the root ball to provide our customers with the best undisturbed root system. Our plants are quite heavy due to the field soil and shipping costs would be prohibitive.

All of our nursery containers are true gallon sizes. Our 5 gal pots hold 5 gal.
True gallon pot sizes hold more roots and larger plants than trade gal or trade # pots. A 5 gal pot and a #5 pot are not the same thing. A 5 gal pot is 25% larger than a #5 pot.

All orders are dug by request and contract grown for one to two months before being ready for pickup, weather and crop production permitting. We do not carry a potted inventory.

When should I order?
You'll want to order before or during the digging season for the species you would like to purchase. The digging seasons are indicated on each species' page.

Species in different genera have different digging seasons. However, none of them can be dug during the spring shooting season and in the winter when the ground is frozen.

Please note that the production time between digging and availability for pickup is one to two months, sometimes longer.

Bamboo, when first dug, is too fickle for most non-commercial growers to have success with plants that are immediately out of the ground. So a stabilization period is necessary; typically under timed mist propagation here at the nursery.

Bamboo dug in April is usually ready for pickup in June. Bamboo dug in June is usually ready for pickup in August or September.

Plants are available for pickup at our location in northern Indiana once they are ready to leave our care. We do not ship live plants.

We currently grow and test the cold hardiness of 25 bamboo species and varieties.

Quantity discounts:
1-4 of the same species at regular price
5-25 of the same species 5% discount
26-50 of the same species 10% discount
51 and up of the same species 15% discount

Name (Click for Photos)
Description
Max height in Ft
Sun
1 gal. 3 gal. 5 gal.

Arundinaria gigantea

Our American native bamboo species...
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20 Ft full sun NA $55 $75

Arundinaria gigantea 'Macon'
This is a more upright and cold hardy...

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20 Ft

full sun

NA $60 $80

Fargesia dracocephala 'Rufa'
This clumping bamboo...
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10 Ft light shade to full sun NA NA NA

Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'
A stunning variegated bamboo...
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15 Ft full sun NA $55 $75

Indocalamus tessellatus
This bamboo has the largest leaves...
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8 Ft shade NA NA NA

Phyllostachys atrovaginata

This timber bamboo...
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40 Ft full sun NA $55 $75

Phyllostachys aureosulcata
Green culms with yellow sulcus...
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45 Ft full sun NA $55 $75

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'
Bright gold culms showing some reddish...
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32 Ft full sun NA $55 $75

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin'
This unique striped bamboo ...
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25 Ft full sun NA NA NA

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin-Inversa'
Being bright yellow with green stripes...
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30 Ft full sun NA $70 NA

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

The striking yellow and green stripe pattern...
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32 Ft full sun NA $55 $75

Phyllostachys bissetii
Reputed to be one of the most wind and salt...
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40 Ft full sun NA $55 $75

Phyllostachys nuda
Makes a great tall screen, hedge, or specimen...
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34 Ft full sun NA $55 $75

Phyllostachys parvifolia
This timber bamboo is one of...
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40 Ft full sun NA NA NA

Phyllostachys rubromarginata
Site carefully. It's less hardy than some...
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60 Ft full sun NA $55 $75

Pleioblastus distichus
I call this one "instant lawn." Spreads...
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2 Ft am sun $18 NA NA

Pleioblastus simonii
This larger Pleioblastus...
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20 Ft full sun NA NA NA

Pleioblastus viridistriatus
This is a beautiful variegated bamboo...
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3 Ft part shade to full sun NA NA NA

Pseudosasa japonica
This species is known as Arrow Bamboo...
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18 Ft part shade to full sun NA NA NA

Pseudosasa japonica 'Tsutsumiana'
The bloated internodes of this bamboo...
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18 Ft part shade to full sun $40 NA NA

Sasa hayatae
This groundcover bamboo adds autumn color...
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3 Ft shade $25 NA NA

Sasa kurilensis
This bamboo is the most northern...
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10 Ft shade to part sun NA NA NA

Sasa oshidensis
Big beautiful tropical-looking leaves...
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6 Ft shade to part sun $25 NA NA

Sasamorpha borealis
This cold hardy native of Hokkaido...
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6 Ft shade to part shade $25 NA NA

Semiarundinaria fastuosa 'Viridis'
Known as Green Temple Bamboo...
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35 Ft part shade to full sun NA $55 $75

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