Bamboo creates natural, fast-growing visual and audio screens in urban settings.
Ninth Ward Nursery offers a variety of bamboos and other tropical plants that will add an exotic touch to any garden.
We offer free delivery in Orleans Parish (East Bank only) for orders of $50 or more, and also offer free at-home/business consultations and interior plant maintenance for commercial clients.
We're open on Saturdays from 9 to 5 and by appointment; get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling/texting 504-296-8398.
Below are just a few of the bamboos we commonly have in stock.
Also known as "blue bamboo" for its signature blue culms, bambusa chungii is a clumping (non-invasive) bamboo that is also among the earliest to emerge during the growing season (on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain: mid-February). This variety reaches a total height of 35', with 2 1/2-inch diameter culms. Hardy to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bambusa Malingensis (aka "Seabreeze Bamboo")
Malingensis, also known as Seabreeze bamboo, is a tight-clumping (non-invasive) hedge bamboo that grows to 40' high, with thick culms measuring 3' in diameter. Malingensis arches when mature, creating an umbrella-type effect. Leaves emerge low on the culms, making this bamboo attractive as a windbreak.
This is a cold-tolerant timber bamboo that is among the largest temperate clumping (non-invasive) bamboos you'll find. Oldhamii grows to a height of approximately 60 feet, with a diameter of 4 inches. It's popular both as a natural screen and as an accent plant.
Bambusa Multiplex 'Golden Goddess'
Golden Goddess is a cold-hardy clumping bamboo that tops out at approximately 10', making this the shortest bamboo we carry. This variety also works great for smaller spots in the garden, and is low maintenance and deer-resistant. Culms are a rich green, measuring approximately 1" in diameter.
Bambusa Multiplex 'Fernleaf'
Bambusa Multiplex is one of the most widely grown privacy hedge bamboos, due to the thick clusters of branches that form near the base of the plant. The "Fernleaf" cultivar features closely spaced .5" culms (shoots) that grow to 20' at full height.
Bambusa eutuldoides 'Viridi-Vittata' (Asian Lemon Bamboo)
Bambusa eutuldoides 'Viridi-Vittata', better known as Asian Lemon bamboo, is the best choice for clumping (non-invasive) yellow bamboos. Growing to a height of 40', with thick-walled culms (shoots) measuring 2" in diameter, Asian Lemon bamboo is a fast grower whose culms feature random green striping.
Bambusa Ventricosa 'kimmei'(dwarf buddha belly bamboo)
Dwarf buddha belly bamboo is a stunning specimen plant with swollen culms that are variegated and striped, with striped leaves as well. This clumping (non-invasive) bamboo reaches a maximum height of 55', so give them room in the garden. Cold hardy to 15 degrees.
Phyllostachys Nigra (black bamboo)
Phyllostachys Nigra is remarkable for its black culms. It makes for a dramatic accent plant, though it can also be used to fill in larger spaces. It grows to a height of 30', and its culms grow to approximately 2" in diameter. Note that this is a "running" variety of bamboo and needs to be contained, either in planters, pots or via polyethylene rhizome (root) barrier that we carry. Contact us for more info on bamboo root control.
Indocalamus latifolius is a species of cold-hardy running bamboo that reaches around 6' in height, with foliage that is among the largest of any bamboo. Leaves reach upwards of a foot long, and in ideal conditions — latifolius prefers shade — this bamboo fills in vacant space quickly. Ideal for planters and as a screening bamboo that doesn't need to be very high. Note that this is a "running" variety of bamboo and needs to be contained, either in planters, pots or via polyethylene rhizome (root) barrier that we carry. Contact us for more info on bamboo root control.
Sasa veitchii is a shrub variety of bamboo that reaches a maximum height of 5' and does best in deeply shaded conditions. It is cold hardy down to 0 degrees Fahrenheit and creates a carpet of greenery that lasts year-round. In cooler months, the edges of leaves will turn white, and this pseudo-variegation creates an extra dose of color in the winter.