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|All About Bamboo|
Introduction to Bamboo & Bamboo Sourcery
Bamboos are among the Earth's most beautiful and useful plants, providing outstanding texture and form as screens, hedges, ground-covers and specimens. They enhance and transform gardens into peaceful sanctuaries of light, movement and space, touching our spirits and stirring our souls. Bamboo can beguile and possess. So be forewarned, you may shortly find yourself becoming ensnared with bamboo magic!
Over 1000 species of bamboo in 90 genera have been described and named. The current rate of discovery suggests many more are still unknown. They come in a staggering variety of colors, sizes and shapes. Some creep along the ground only a few inches tall, others soar freestanding to over 100 feet. Some grow in tight clumps, others in open groves. Some even clamber up trees. The leaves of some species grow only half an inch long, while others reach a couple of feet. Many species have beautifully variegated culms (stems) and leaves.
The diversity of species is perhaps not too surprising when one considers the many environments in which they have evolved. Indigenous bamboos are widely found throughout Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America. They have evolved to fill a variety of ecological niches, ranging from tropical lowland to alpine highland, from rain forest to dry chaparral, and from acid to alkaline soils.
Bamboo Sourcery offers an extensive variety of bamboo plants in many sizes, ranging from the shippable 1 gal and 5 gal sizes to magnificent giant timber specimens 30 to 40 feet tall in large tubs. Our beautiful and unique demonstration gardens and expert advice enable you to select the best varieties for your needs. All stock is container-established and ready for planting. Special orders are welcome, and we deliver within the greater Bay Area. Delivery cost is based on distance. Removal services are offered on a case-by-case basis when staff time is available. We also carry bamboo root barriers, fertilizer, fencing, poles, garden accessories and books. Most of these items and many of our plants can be viewed in color photos on our website at bamboosourcery.com.
Our Bamboo Price List is always accessible on our website and is also available by mail upon request. Our Price List is updated frequently and includes information about size, running/clumping type, sun exposure, cold tolerance, maximum heights possible in their ideal native environments, and current availability for each plant. Prices are listed for the smaller size containers (1 gal and 5 gal), suitable for shipping anywhere in the country.
This entire Information Supplement can be printed from our website (see Printable Versions for Part I and Part II.
The nursery and gardens, located 1¼ hrs drive north of San Francisco, is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., drop-ins are welcome, appointments recommended. If you wish to make an appointment, please call (707) 823-5866.
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