Do you offer clumping bamboo?

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At Almaville Bamboo Company, we are dedicated to offering bamboo varieties that thrive and perform best in our region which falls within specific USDA Hardiness Zones that are not ideally suited for the optimal growth of clumping bamboo varieties.

Our nursery is a marginal zone 6b/7a, so obviously the warm species or tropical plants don’t survive some of our winters. And the Fargesia family (mountain species) which do well North of us (6a or cooler) really are only viable here in climate controlled settings. We are in no-man’s land for clumpling propagation. If you are in a cooler area, we will gladly refer you out to a reputable source.

As a result, we focus on providing species that are well-adapted and can thrive in our customers’ gardens and landscapes, ensuring success and satisfaction with your bamboo projects. We’re committed to offering the best-suited varieties for our climate, including a diverse selection of screening, timber, and ground cover bamboos that are ideal for our area’s conditions.

Vehicle Loading & Towing Recommendations

To give you an idea of what you can carry, we typically load 25 Adult Screening Plants in a long bed pickup truck or 20 in a 6-1/2′ bed. You can get 80-85 plants on a double axle 16 foot trailer.

You will need a tailgate or ramps or need to build some elevation on the back of your trailer.

If you don’t have a tarp, we can cover the plants for you- we have successfully had plants make it to Colorado, Maryland, Michigan and Florida covered with carpet backing or “Leno.”

If you expect your order to be greater than 20 plants, please call ahead so we can be sure of availability of your particular species. We prefer to stabilize the newly dug plants for 2 weeks.