Does my planting location have enough soil for bamboo?

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Bamboo is known for its adaptability and can grow in a variety of soil conditions, but for optimal growth, it requires a certain soil depth and quality. Generally, bamboo plants need soil that is at least 18 inches deep to accommodate their root systems. This depth provides enough space for the roots to establish themselves and access the nutrients and water they need. The soil should also be well-draining to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

Our bamboo species are versatile and can thrive in a range of soil types, from loamy to clay, provided they have the right depth and drainage. Before planting, we recommend that you prepare the area by loosening the soil and mixing in organic matter to enhance its fertility and structure. If you’re dealing with a shallow soil depth, raised beds or containers can be excellent alternatives for growing bamboo. By ensuring your planting location has sufficient soil depth and quality, you’ll create a strong foundation for your bamboo to flourish.

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.