to Bamboo-Sales.com. We grow all of our bamboo at
our Central Florida nursery. We offer many types of non-invasive
clumping bamboo, running bamboo, screening bamboo, and freeze
hardy bamboo. Bamboo-Sales.com offers many tropical and cold
hardy bamboos. Many of these clumping and running species
have only become available in the U.S. during the past decade.
From residential landscapes, privacy screening issues, or
commercial applications including theme parks, gardens, resorts,
and zoos, we have all your bamboo needs! Please have a look
through our web site for more information and to help you
make the right choice for your bamboo needs.
Clumping bamboos are generally
tropicals and are non-invasive. They grow in a habit similar to
bananas. The shoots emerge in a tight or open habit – depending
on the species. Regardless of the degree of openness of each species’
clumping habit, none of the clumpers are considered invasive. They
are all well behaved and will not spread wildly.
send out underground stems (rhizomes) from which the new canes
will grow. Running bamboos are more common. Many U.S. gardeners
are familiar with the running bamboo species that send out rhizomes
traveling for several feet. Every type of bamboo has it's purpose
for your landscaping applications.
Bamboo Mealy bug can be a problem in Florida. Mealy bugs are detected by seeing a white web looking thing on the canes. The bugs are usually under this web. We have not ever lost an entire plant to this bug but it has done a job on some new canes. The best treatment we have found is a retail product called Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub insecticide available at Home Depot or Lowe's. This product works for a year and seems to be very effective. The "Bayer" product is a systemic so takes awhile to become effective. In the meantime...visible Mealy Bugs should be sprayed with any good insecticide soap. The soap should be applied directly on visible Mealy bugs and repeated when new Mealy's crawl from their shelter under the leaf.