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Posted 2-26-2020

With the 2020 digging season for Arundinaria quickly approaching (March), we are also turning our attention toward long range weather that could influence the digging of warm season bamboo species such as those in the genus Phyllostachys.

Right now it's looking like there is a very real possibility that the digging season for Phyllostachys species could begin before shooting season this year. That would put it into April rather than June.

The long range weather models have the summer of 2020 looking hotter than usual. This would hinder digging and propagation during the usual season for Phyllostachys.

It's our strongly urged advice for our customers to have their orders with us placed by early April of 2020 if they need any Phyllostachys species for this year, because we might not be able to dig them at a later date this year if this above normal temperature trend we've experienced all winter continues into the summer.

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You may use our contact page to contact us with your order questions or requests. Email, text, or phone are the best options to reach us.

When should I order?
You'll want to order before or during the digging season for the species you would like to purchase.

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.

Digging seasons by genus -


Species in this genus need to be dug as soon as the ground thaws in late winter to early spring; late March through mid April. Orders for Arundinaria species need to be placed very early in the year.

Same season as Arundinaria species.
Fargesia dracocephala 'Rufa' is occasionally available. Very limited supply.

Same as for Phyllostachys. See below.

Species in this genus are usually dug in June and ready in September. Occasionally the digging season for this genus can begin as soon as April. Orders for species in this genus should be placed between April and June.

Species in this genus are usually dug in the early spring. Orders for species in this genus should be placed by April.

We dig species in this genus in November or December. They are dug, potted, and overwintered to be ready for sale the following spring. Orders for species in this genus need to be placed in the fall if you need the plants for the following spring.
We occasionally have Pseudosasa japonica and the variety 'Tsutsumiana' available. Very, very limited supply.

Same season as Pleioblastus. Please see Pleioblastus above.
We occasionally have S. hayatae and S. oshidensis available. Very limited supply.

Same season as Pleioblastus and Sasa.
We occasionally have S. borealis available. Very limited supply.

Visiting the Nursery

Visit and order pickup are by appointment only. Our bamboo nursery is conveniently located outside of Rochester, Indiana and is within driving distance of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois. Please contact us with any questions you may have or to arrange an appointment.



Terms and Conditions -
We do not ship live plants

Orders of live cold hardy bamboo plants are available for pickup at our nursery location after one to two months of being dug.

Ordering Deadlines
Because crop production takes one to two months after the plants are dug, the deadlines for digging orders for most species are August 15th for zone 5 orders and September 1st for zone 6 orders. You must have your order placed by those dates according to your climate zone.

Exceptions include species in the genus Arundinaria. Those species must be dug by April 15th. Orders for any Arundinaria species must be placed very early in the year.

Custom Dug Orders and Deposit

All orders are custom dug. We do not carry a potted inventory. We request a deposit in the amount of 50% of the total cost of the order. The remaining 50% is due payment upon pickup when the plants are ready one to two months after being dug. The 50% deposit is non-refundable in case of order cancellation by the customer. The deposit is refundable in case of crop failure. In cases where 100% of the payment has been made in its entirety and the customer cancels the order, only 50% of the final cost is refunded.

We reserve the right to cancel an order at any time and keep the 50% deposit as a digging fee due to:
• lack of payment to hold the stock
• customer fails to establish an appointment for pickup at our request
• customer misses pickup appointment without prior notification and immediate rescheduling

Problems & Complaints

Hard Goods - We try not to make errors, but occasionally they may occur. We must be notified within 24 hours of all problems of receipt of order. We are not responsible for loss or damage to hard goods in transit. Claims of such will have to be filed with the transportation company. Hard goods are your property upon delivery to the transportation company.

Live Plant Material - We offer no warranty, expressed or implied, on plant material. We assume no responsibility after stock leaves the nursery.

We do not replace plants that have failed do to conditions beyond our control such as extreme heat or cold, possible neglect, or lack of experience on the part of the gardener.

Shipping Methods for Hard Goods

We usually ship by UPS ground. If necessary to deliver by an express delivery service additional shipping charges will be required.

Shipping Containers

We will ship items in a suitable container that best suits the items.

Shipping Costs for Hard Goods

Order processing time varies with time of year and work load.

Shipping & Handling Charges

Order total $0.01 - $25.00 shipping $17.00.
Order total $25.01 and up is 65% shipping + $7.25 handling charge.
Extra shipping may apply to heavier items where noted on the site.

If you're in state, local pickup is encouraged.



• All orders are subject to availability.
• Prices subject to change without notice.
• We ship hard goods by UPS or USPS.
• UPS requires a street address.
• Packing & Shipping fees will be added.
• In person, mail, email, or telephone orders accepted.

• cash
• cashier's check
• PayPal
• money order.
• In state purchases are subject to 7% state sales tax.
• By placing your order with us you are acknowledging that you agree to all terms and conditions on this page.

Simply contact us with your complete order list, your full name and address. We will contact you with a confirmation. Once you have a confirmed total you may either mail us your payment or use your credit card to pay through PayPal.

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