Bamboo

Bamboo creates natural, fast-growing visual and audio screens in urban settings.

Ninth Ward Nursery, LLC is the only garden center in New Orleans that specializes in bamboo. We offer a variety of bamboos and other tropical plants that will add an exotic touch to any garden.

Currently we are open the first Saturday of the month, and by appointment. Get in touch via email at mark@ninthwardnursery.com or by calling/texting 504-296-8398 to set up a time to stop by Ninth Ward Nursery.

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Below are just a few of the bamboos we commonly have in stock.


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Bambusa Malingensis
(seabreeze bamboo)

Seabreeze bamboo is our most popular clumping (non-invasive) bamboo used for creating natural privacy screening. The shoots are a light bluish-green color, with dense branching emerging near the base of the plant. This creates a beautiful “wall-of-green” type of effect, offering privacy in just about any environment. Cold-hardy to 20 degrees and reaching an overall height of approximately 30’, Seabreeze is in many ways the perfect screening bamboo for urban environments.



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Bambusa Textilis Gracilis
(Graceful Bamboo)

Graceful bamboo lives up to its name. Its tall, erect culms (shoots) reach upwards of 25’ when mature (2-3 years), with most of its branches and leaves appearing about 4-8’ above ground level. This creates a dramatic effect, showcasing a dense thicket of canes topped by arching dark-green foliage. This is a cold-hardy bamboo that can withstand temperatures as low as 15 degrees.


Bambusa chungii: credit  flickr.com//33037982@N04

Bambusa chungii: credit flickr.com//33037982@N04

Bambusa chungii
(blue bamboo)

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 Oldhamii (giant timber bamboo)

Bambusa Oldhamii (giant timber bamboo)

Bambusa Oldhamii

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

Bambusa Multiplex 'Golden Goddess

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 'Fernleaf

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' (Asian Lemon Bamboo)

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.


Phyllostachys nigra: credit  flickr.com/harumkoh

Phyllostachys nigra: credit flickr.com/harumkoh

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: credit Georges Seguin

Indocalamus latifolius: credit Georges Seguin

Indocalamus Latifolius

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.