Listed below are only some of our species available, however please contact us if you have specific requirements.


Stems 12m X 75mm - stiff and straight. 

Leaves 330m X50mm - Deep green.

Our biggest non-suckering species:  has always thick stems and large leaves.

Edible shoot plant.

Needs warmth, drainage, rich soil, shelter and moisture in abundance. 

Not for frosty areas or windy sites.


Stems 9m X 45mm - erect.

Leaves 175mm X 40mm – Dark green

Excellent shelter.  Neat sturdy appearance.  Best, largest, erect hedge, (if unable to control running species)

Especially north of Auckland. (Not for heavy frost, or poorest soil in dry, very windy sites)

Side branches grow to about 1.3m beyond stems, unless trimmed.


Stems 7.5m X 13mm

Leaves 75mm X 13mm – mid green with light blue powdering on young stems

Erect, except if old in favourable sites

Dense, tidy.  Hardy to cold

Must have rich, moist soil at first.

For B. Textilis avoid manures rich in nitrogen only. Plant deeply, firmly.  Needs care to establish.

This species’ walls are thinner so stems not so tough.


Stems 6m X 20mm – Green with a few cream vertical stripes

Slightly more open, fairly erect.

Leaves 90mm X 14mm – green.  May flower a little.

Useful hedge; popular screen.


Stems 4m X 12mm – bend outwards

Leaves 100mm X 12mm – green to olive green

Dense, long branches.  Rounded outline.

Hardier to wind, cold, and to damper soils.  Trims well to be slightly A shaped.


Stems 4.5m X 16mm - orange in full sun / or cream in the shade with a few narrow vertical

Green stripes.

Leaves 90mm X 12mm – green

Shape busy, rounded outline when mature.  Trims well to be slightly A shaped,

DEPANOSTACHYUM FALCATUM (Gracilis or “Fairy bamboo”)

Stems 3m X 9mm – dark olive green

Leaves 100mm X 8mm – green

Very graceful top arching after rain.  Deserves a rich moist well-drained site.

Most of this dies off after flowering every 15 years


Stems 3m X 10mm - dark olive green, also arch down

Leaves 70mm X 11mm – emerald green

Used like D falcatum (fairy bamboo)


Stems 3m X 8mm at base

Leaves 40mm X 8mm at right angles to stems.

Arches out and down much when well grown and uncut.

Attractive in sheltered positions and fertile soils only.

Can be good trimmed to any shape.


Stems 1m X 3mm bend down gracefully

Leaves 16mm X 3mm

Ornamental only.

Slow grower for well-sheltered sites in moist rich soil only.

Overseas experience suggests this needs acid soil.

We have other less available and less popular species also.
Bamboos’ names may vary worldwide.  Many of these have synonyms.

Main Species of Non-running Bamboo

The following list is in order of mature heights.  These average dimensions are varied by soils, Shelter, moisture, shade, temperatures, manures and age of clumps.  Perhaps halving or Doubling the growth.  Most stems green, turning orange in sun later.  For general data on this Group; see previously under heading non-running bamboos.

Starter plants for edible bamboo shoot crops, bamboo farm shelter-belts, sustainable agro-forestry bamboo pulp and fibre, flooring industry investment., Remedial Bamboo for: erosive coastal conditions, riparian management & flood plain stabilizers, steep land retention & multiuse farm biomass bamboo, renewable high country carbon credits and stock utility, multi-floor atrium & urban courtyard, green roof landscapes & balcony planters,  bamboo forests & specialty gardens.