Does my planting location have enough sunlight for bamboo?

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The success of bamboo in your garden depends significantly on ensuring it receives the right amount of sunlight. Each species of bamboo we offer comes with a “Sun” data point, which indicates the minimum necessary sunlight required for that species, measured in hours per day. For our bamboo varieties, this requirement ranges from 1 to 3 hours of sunlight each day.

It’s essential to observe the potential planting area to determine if it meets these sunlight exposure needs. Locations that receive at least 3 hours of sunlight are suitable for all our bamboo species, while those with less exposure can still accommodate varieties with lower sunlight requirements. By aligning the bamboo species with your site’s sunlight availability, you’ll promote robust growth and vitality in your bamboo plants.

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.