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

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     Dain Sansome, Owner
     Our Bamboo Overview
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About Bamboo
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     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

Timber Bamboos

"Incense Bamboo","Japanese Timber Bamboo","Castillon","Moso","Black Bamboo","Tiger Bamboo","Henon","Vivax"



Moso on the hillside behind a parking lot.


This is Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon' hedged to about 12 inches tall on the both sides of the sidewalk, and let grow full height on the far left side of the photo.

Vivax beside a home on the Columbia River



Moso culm over 6 inches in diameter.

Timber bamboo is a generic term All the temperate timber bamboos are running bamboos.  While most of the tropical timber bamboos are clumpers.  Timbers bamboos are easy to grow; all they need is soil and water.

Timber bamboos, with their speedy growth and large size, are excellent for privacy, shade, and play structures.  They are excellent for climbing. A bamboo grove is far preferable to a blackberry patch. In a modest 20 foot by 20 foot area timber bamboo will produce dozens of poles per year.  Bamboo doesn't require sophisticated tools or connections to make forts, ladders, slides, or swings.  Bamboo is entirely natural and thus breaks down completely in a few years if left exposed.  Like wood, if protected, it will last indefinitely.

Note that not all runners are timber bamboos.  We do not grow any clumping timber bamboos since they are not hardy in Oregon.

Bamboo screens and hedges can be grown from any kind of bamboo that is as tall or taller than the height you want.  To keep a bamboo down to the size you want simply cut it each year once the new shoots get a bit taller than the rest of the hedge.  See the two photos on the bottom right of the page for examples.

Moso, the largest temperate timber bamboo.


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