Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Bamboo Plant Seeds
Essential Guideline for Growing Giant Bamboo
Knowing the proper way to grow giant bamboo will help you establish healthy plants and enhance your bamboo garden's productivity. There are numerous reasons why people plant giant bamboo. One of the most common reasons is that they provide a privacy screen. Most bamboo varieties grow quickly and get tall and bushy.
Some varieties grow tall enough to cover your upstairs. You can also grow giant bamboo to decorate your gardens. Regardless of your reason, you should arm yourself with giant bamboo growing information.
Hardy Zones Where They Grow
Bamboo is perennial in tropical and subtropical areas. However, some species grow in regions that experience winter ice and snow. This means that an elegant bamboo can grow in zone 6 without succumbing to cold temperatures. Bamboo plants that grow in zone 6 are hardy in USDA zone 5.
Therefore, if you are a North gardener, you will want to choose a winter-hardy variety or provide a micro-climate. Some types will withstand the north winter as far as USDA cold hardiness zone 5.
Typically, bamboo plants can survive in areas such as zone 7, where the temperature dips to 10 degrees. Here is an interesting point. Running bamboos are hardier than clump bamboo.
Growing Conditions of Bamboo
There are about 1450 bamboo species found in diverse climates ranging from hot tropical to cold tropical regions. Generally, bamboo is a fast-growing species. However, the growth rate varies depending on the growing conditions.
Most large bamboos do well and grow faster in full sun. However, some species, such as Thamnocalamus and Fargesias, do well in shady areas.
There are cold handy and tender bamboos. If you grow in cold areas, you will want to choose the bamboo suitable for your climate. Cold-suitable types are ideal for zone 6 to 10. For instance, Golden bamboo is a cold-hardy type that reaches up to 30 feet and grows well in partial and full sun.
Fargesia Genus is the coldest hardy. For instance, Fargesia Nitida, which is 8 to 2 feet tall, can survive in -20 F temperatures.
Running bamboo types grow 3 to 5 feet in height per year. The maximum heights of the bamboo plant vary significantly.
The height and width of bamboo plants vary significantly. Fish pole bamboo can grow to a height grow to a high of 30 feet. Yellow grove bamboo grows up to 33 feet and two and a half inches, while Sweet shoot bamboo has a maximum height of 39 feet tall and three inches. Black bamboo is relatively small and has a maximum height of 25 inches. Giant timber bamboo is among the largest temperate zone bamboo growing up to 72 feet and about 5 inches wide.
Bamboos grow well in slightly acidic soil PH of about 6. Loamy soil is the best soil texture for bamboo plants. However, you can add fertilizer high in nitrogen to stimulate growth. Bamboo plants do the best well-drained soil with a lot of water. If you are growing the running type, you should saturate the entire planting area. However, you can restrict watering to the area around the base when planting clumping types.
Bamboo can take up to several decades to flower. Each of the over 1500 different bamboo has a different flowering interval and habits. They include;
Sporadic: As the names suggest, there is a rarely a flowering pattern. Its flowering is induced by drought, cold, and other environmental factors instead of genetics.
Gregarious: The bamboo species flower at the same time, regardless of their geographical locations.
Continuous: Continuous flowering is common in herbaceous bamboo and, in some cases, woody bamboo. This means that some species jeep flowering every year, although the seeds are rarely viable.