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'Shiroshima' Bamboo with Peony 'Charm'214 viewsIn the foreground is a bamboo, Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'. The flower in the background is a variety of herbaceous peony called 'Charm'. The flower form is Japanese pom-pom. These two show stoppers never fail to look great together.

While the larger types of bamboo don't usually do well when combined with smaller plants, the smaller species of bamboo such as this 'Shiroshima' do great and look amazing when combined with other plants of bright, contrasting colors!
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New bamboo divisions188 viewsNew Phyllostachys bissetii divisions under timed mist
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Bamboo barrier271 viewsPhyllostachys nuda inside a barrier
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Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' on 1-20-2019 with 8ºF air temperature189 views
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Phyllostachys bissetii on 1-20-2019 with 8ºF air temperature186 views
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Phyllostachys bissetii on 1-21-2019 with -8ºF air temperature191 views
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Phyllostachys nuda on 1-20-2019 with 8ºF air temperature196 views
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Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'239 viewsThis bamboo is less cold hardy than P. nuda or bissetii, but it's still one of my favorites. Who couldn't love that striking color? It does well here in zone 5, but does top-kill a lot of winters. It returns faithfully each spring and grows to a good 15' in only a few weeks time in early to mid spring.
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Bamboo Bonsai254 viewsPhyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' used as a yose-ue (forest) bonsai planting
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Phyllostachys bissetii with snow232 viewsThis photo was taken on December 21st, 2009. It was really looking like Christmas!
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Phyllostachys nuda228 viewsgrove and bamboo fence made from the species shown with a granite lantern
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5 gallon Phyllostachys nuda rhizome growth220 views
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