'Shiroshima' Bamboo with Peony 'Charm'363 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!
New bamboo divisions390 viewsNew Phyllostachys bissetii divisions under timed mist
Bamboo barrier405 viewsPhyllostachys nuda inside a barrier
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' on 1-20-2019 with 8ºF air temperature314 views
Phyllostachys bissetii on 1-20-2019 with 8ºF air temperature297 views
Phyllostachys bissetii on 1-21-2019 with -8ºF air temperature311 views
Phyllostachys nuda on 1-20-2019 with 8ºF air temperature331 views
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'375 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.
Bamboo Bonsai564 viewsPhyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' used as a yose-ue (forest) bonsai planting
Phyllostachys bissetii with snow343 viewsThis photo was taken on December 21st, 2009. It was really looking like Christmas!
Phyllostachys nuda334 viewsgrove and bamboo fence made from the species shown with a granite lantern
5 gallon Phyllostachys nuda rhizome growth334 views
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