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Buddha Belly Bamboo

Buddha Belly Bamboo installed around a swimming pool to provide screening – private!

Jungle Bamboo and Palm did the installation, to the owners satisfaction.

Buddha Belly Bamboo used as screen for the pool area

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Palm Trees and Bamboo Plants

Palm Trees and Bamboo Plants

Palm Trees and Bamboo Plants

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Bamboo Plants and Palms Are Ready for Winter

Jungle Bamboo and Palms is Ready for the Winter:

Winter ready -  Jungle Bamboo and Palmwinter setting at Jungle Bamboo and Palm

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Vivax aerocaulis – yellow timber bamboo

Vivax aerocaulis yellow timber bamboo

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Delivering 23-foot tall, 30-inch box, black bamboo

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We’re off to Redwood City to deliver 23-foot tall, 30-inch box black bamboo. The plants will be tipped on their side, so they don’t sweep the bottoms of bridges,  and wrapped to prevent damage to the plants.

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Privacy Screen – Textilis Gracilis

Bamboo Privacy Screen - Textilis Gracilis

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Privacy Screen – Black Bamboo

Black Bamboo makes a great privacy screen between properties. Where the view was previously of a fence and of the neighbors house, now it is of Black Bamboo plants. Quite the transformation!

Privacy Screen - Black Bamboo

Privacy Screen using Black Bamboo

Black Bamboo Privacy Screen

Black Bamboo Privacy Screen

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Bambusoides planted in a narrow bed. Topped at 14 feet tall.

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Bambusoides in Narrow Bed. Topped at 14'

 

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Bamboo – Spectabilis Screen is 28 Feet Tall

Spectabilis Screen 28' tall

Spectabilis Screen 28′ tall

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Bissetii Bamboo In Troughs 

Cotati Deck with hot tub and Bissetii bamboo privacy screening

 

Cotati Deck Bamboo

Cotati Deck Bamboo

Deck bamboo screening - Cotati

Deck bamboo screening – Cotati

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Blue Bamboo – 25gal

Blue Bamboo - 25gal

Blue Bamboo – 25gal

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Parking Lot View Of Palms, etc

Parking Lot View Of Palms, etc

Parking Lot View Of Palms, etc

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Timber Bamboo – Loaded For Delivery

Timber Bamboo - Loaded For Delivery

Timber Bamboo – Loaded For Delivery

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Black Bamboo – 25 gal

Black Bamboo - 25 gal

Black Bamboo – 25 gal

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Henon Bamboo

Henon bamboo is in the Phyllostachys Nigra family.  It’s bigger than black bamboo as it grows to 25-35 feet in northern California.Arch 41 Arch 39

Henon Bamboo

Henon Bamboo

Henon bamboo is on the patio outside the restaurant.  Henon grows well in full sun.   Unlike black bamboo, its culms and branches remain green.

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Allgold Timber Bamboo

Allgold timber bamboo is a member of the Phyllostachys Bambusoides family.  The new shoots are yellow, but as they age, they turn a beautiful golden.  Hence the name “all gold.”The culms (new shoots) do not have a stripe on them other than occasionally they will have a thin green stripe on the lower nodes.  The leaves can occasionally have a cream stripe on them.

Timber bamboo

Timber bamboo

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Rooftop Garden in San Francisco, Ca

An urban paradise, turning steel and concrete into lush greenery.  All the plants pictured here were planted on a rooftop in SF in 2012.  In one year they have filled in and created a living fence.  They block an unsightly view of yet more concrete and steel, and are also stunning to look at.   The black bamboo planted here is a popular choice for northern California.

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Dendrocalamus

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Stately and dense, dendrocalamus provides the perfect privacy screen.

Dendrocalamus differs from other types of bamboo in that it has a beautiful wide leaf, even broader than an Old Hamii leaf.   It is native to China and its culms can be used for weaving.  The dendrocalamus pictured here was planted as a privacy screen and completely hides the house next door.  It was planted in San Rafael in 2012.

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Spectabilis bamboo installation

 

Spectabilis is  one variety of the broader category of phyllostachys aureosulcata.  It is an excellent, cold hardy ornamental with yellow culms and a green sulcus.  The lower part of the culms may bend and zigzag, and may look as if someone bent or broke them.  The culms regain their vertical direction as they grow so the upper part of the culms are straight.  The crooked lower culms heighten the ornamental appeal.  New culms and braches often take on rose-red or purple-red tints as they are exposed to the sun.  Some leaves may have light, variegated stripes.    Phyllostachys aureosulcata is one of the more widely planted ornamental bamboos in the US.  It was first brought into the US in 1907 from China and was widely distributed in the 1920′s.    This type of bamboo be

After installation of Spectabilis bamboo

After installation of Spectabilis bamboo

 

comes established rapidly and is a great choice for climates with cold winters.   It will not grow as tall in cold climates,  but it will survive and thrive in colder conditions.  It is a vigorous grower and runner in warm climates. 

The following photos are ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of Spectabilis bamboo.  The second photo shows how the house next door is largely hidden and how the bamboo enhances this back yard.  

 

 

 

"Before" photo.

“Before” photo.

 

 

 

 

 

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Yellow Crookstem Bamboo – After A Year

These two photos are “before” and “after” photos of yellow crookstem bamboo.  The first photo was planted in spring of 2012

Yellow crookstem spring 2012

Yellow crookstem spring 2012

and the second photo was taken in August 2013, showing how much it has filled in the space in a little over a year.  The scientific name for yellow crookstem is calle phyllostachys aureosulcata.  It’s an excellent, cold hardy ornamental with beautiful yellow canes.

 

 

 

 

Yellow crookstem August 2013

Yellow crookstem August 2013

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Buddha Belly Bamboo

Buddha Belly, Mill Valley, Ca

Buddha Belly, Mill Valley, Ca

Buddha Belly bamboo is most known for its swollen internodes, which look like a large belly.  Hence, the name Buddha belly.  It is a native of southern China.  Its scientific name is Bambusa ventricosa and it grows to a height of between 8 to 30 ft.  It requires full sun to thrive.

Buddha Belly bamboo, Mill Valley, Ca

Buddha Belly bamboo, Mill Valley, Ca

 

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Gracilis Bamboo

Gracilis bamboo installed in Santa Rosa, Ca

View of Gracilis from outside home

 A great bamboo for landscaping is Gracilis, which is a variety of Textilis Bamboo.  It is native to China and has canes that grow strongly upright before they begin nodding at their tips.  Gracilis has smaller culms (canes) than Textilis however. Its foliage nods toward the top of the plant which gives it a graceful look.  In this area it can grow to 15 feet tall.  It needs full sun to do well.  It tends to have small leaves for a semitropiclal bamboo and is able to withstand mild winds without damage to its foliage.  Gracilis is a clumping bamboo and as it clumps very tightly, it makes for an excellent hedge.

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Gracilis bamboo, from inside house

This Gracilis bamboo was installed at a private home in Santa Rosa. The photos show the improved view from both inside and outside. 

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Spectabilis

Spectabilis Reflected in Water

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Bench & Spectabilis

Bench & Spectabilic

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Bamboo Through Haze

Bamboo Through Haze

 

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Black Bamboo

Black bamboo and canary palms installed in Carmel, Ca. Incredible architectural aesthetics in this beautiful home overlooking Monterey Bay.  Phyllostachys nigra   –  ornamental plant.

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The black bamboo is beautiful 

     In the young plant, the branches are dark green, and eventually  they turn to a deep black.

    This type of bamboo in native to China and Japan and is thought to be the first bamboo introduced 

     to Europe.

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Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens – Moso

Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens - Moso 1

Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens - Moso 2

Phyllostachys Decora – Beautiful Bamboo

Phyllostachys Decora  - Beautiful Bamboo

Hibano Shiroshima

Hibano Shiroshima

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Himilayacalamus Hookeranius – Blue Teagues

Himilayacalamus Hookeranius Blue Teagues 15g.

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