Bamboos – Summary

This table gives information typically used in the specification of trees.  It is important to realise that plants are variable and growth varies between species and seasons. For this reason the details within the NPS Bamboos Summary table give general, accepted dimensions and terms for the specification of bamboos but there are always well grown and healthy plants which are exceptions.  A knowledge of the product and its production methods are important factors when specifying plants.

Values shown in bold type indicate the more typical for the range.

OVERALL HEIGHT ROOT PROTECTION SIZE OF CONTAINER HABIT MIN. NO. OF BKS/SHOOTS NOTES
Height range in cms RB = rootball
C = container
Minimum size or size range given in LITRES unless otherwise indicated
Height in cms: 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-60, 60-80 C Several Shoots. 2, 3/4, 5/7, 8/12  Dwarf : e.g. Pleioblastushumilis var. pumilus(Arundinaria pumilus)
Height in cms: 30-40, 40-60, 100-125, 125-150, 150-175 RB Several Shoots. 2, 3/4, 5/8, 8/12 Medium : e.g. Fargesiamurieliae ‘Simba’ (Arundinaria murieliae’Simba’)
Height in cms: 40-60, 60-80, 80-100, 100-125, 125-150, 150-175 RB Several Shoots. 2, 3/4, 5/7, 8/12 Vigorous : e.g. Fargesiamurieliae (Arundinariamurieliae)
Height in cms: 15-20,20-30, 30-40, 40-60 C 0.5/(P9), 1/(P11), 1.5/(P13), 2, 3, 4, Several Shoots. 3/5 Dwarf
Height incms: 30-40, 40-60, 60-80, 80-100, 100-125, 125-150, 150-175 C 1.5/(P13), 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.5, 10, 15  Several Shoots 3/5 Medium, Vigorous