Oregon LCB#8491 • 489 NW Creswell Lane, Albany, Oregon • 541-223-8555
Bamboo Grower and Landscape Contractor

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Our Bamboo Varieties

About Us
     The Business

     Dain Sansome, Owner
     Our Bamboo Overview
     Contact Us
About Bamboo
     General Information

     Running bamboos
     Timber bamboo
     Privacy Screens

     Clumping bamboos
Running Bamboos
     Phyllostachys atrovaginata

              (Incense Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys aurea
(Fish Pole or Golden Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys aureosulcata

     Phyllostachys bambusoides
(Japanese Timber Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys bambusoides

     Phyllostachys dulcis
(Sweetshoot Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys edulis
     Phyllostachys heteroclada
(Water Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys nigra
(Black Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys nigra ‘Bory’
(Tiger Bamboo)
     Phyllostachys nigra ‘Henon’
     Phyllostachys vivax
(Chinese Timber Bamboo)
     Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda
(Chinese Walking Stick Bamboo)

Clumping Bamboos
     Fargesia robusta

Services and Projects
     Design and consultation

     Bamboo control service
     Stump grinding



Bamboo FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
     Landscaping with bamboo

     Selecting your bamboos
     Planting, care, and control of
              your bamboos


Driving directions to Bamboo Valley
              in Albany, Oregon

Clumping Bamboos

“Clumpers” as they are usually called, have a very dense rhizome structure and instead of spreading outward quickly their rhizomes grow outward slightly and soon turn up and become new shoots.  Clump-forming bamboos are usually less than 15 feet tall at maximum height, though a couple can grow to near 20 feet.  Their culms are usually diminutive, less than ¾ inch in diameter.  Clumpers usually get at least as big around as they grow tall.  The root mass may grow to more than 10 feet in diameter.  Many clumpers have a weepy look because of the small diameter of the culms.  Clumpers have a different growth strategy compared to runnersthey send up numerous shoots very close together and grow quickly into thick bushes.  The clumper Fargesia robusta even shoots twice a year.  Most clumpers do best in the shade.

Fargesia robusta is a popular clumper.

the rhizomes of clumpers are tight together like ornamental grasses.

Inside a tropical clumping bamboo forest.  This clumper is 120 feet tall.

Above and below:  The severe droop of so many clumping bamboos.

Fargesia nitida left ragged after winter.

Thamnocalamus tesselatus clump by a sidewalk.


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