Choosing a Bamboo Plant

Select from a variety of lush, fast-growing foliage to find the best bamboo plant for your container or garden.
From: DK Books - Grow Plants in Pots

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Bamboo Variety Features Bright Yellow Canes

Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis' is a majestic bamboo, with its towering spires of golden yellow culms painted with random green stripes. Mature height will be 40 to 50 feet with an expected culm diameter of 3 to 5 inches.

'Fargesia Murielae' Bamboo Produces Masses of Canes

Fargesia murielae is a dense, clump-forming evergreen bamboo with slender-arching, yellow-green canes. Often called umbrella bamboo, it's known for its dense, bright-green leaves.

'Sasa Veitchii' Bamboo Features Variegated Leaves

Sasa veitchii bamboo features leaves with the edges of its dark green leaves turning a creamy white in late fall or early winter, making it a very attractive bamboo plant. Mature culms are purplish green to purple, and leaves grow up to 10 inches long.

Pleioblastus Variegatus Happy in Sun or Shade

Pleioblastus variegatus is a beautiful dwarf bamboo. It is especially effective when used as a ground cover. The leaves die back in colder winters, but return in spring with their conspicuous white stripes.