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Bamboo Catalog 2017
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Here you can find nearly all the species and varieties of Bamboo Nursery Kimmei.
Not all of these species are now on sale.
For availability check the pricelist or mail or call.

The winter-hardiness also depends on the length of the frost period in combination with sun and wind.
Non-hardy species survive only if temperatures don't fall far below freezing, from 0/-8°C.
Moderate hardy species can stand for short periods temperatures from -8/-15°C.
Hardy species can survive temperatures from -15/-20°C. 
Very hardy species can survive temperatures from -20/-25 °C.

Species with  ▲ belongs to 'Best Choice'.
Species with are new and not available this year.
Species in 'thick green' are with a picture.

(ARUNDINARIA = family; gigantea = species; 'Macon' = varieties)

ACIDOSASA
Acidosasa gigantea  (picture above left) Moderately hardy giant with graceful leaves. One of the most beautiful species for a not to cold climate.
Height:: 6-12 m.  sun till half shadow   hardy between -8/-12°C
ARUNDINARIA
Arundinaria appalachiana New discovered North American species. Deciduous.
-gigantea 'Macon'  (picture above right)  Hardiest, best evergreen North American species. Still green after -25 °C.
Height:: 3-6 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
-gigantea 'Tecta' Dwarf form USA (Ned Jaquith)
Height:: 3-6 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-tecta 'Omega'  Seedling of Ar gigantea tecta.
Height:: 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between-20/-23°C
BAMBUSA
Bambusa multiplex ‘Alfonse Karr’  (picture above left) Tropical species with yellow canes and green stripes.
Height:: 3-6 m.   sun till shade   hardy between 0/-8°C
-tuldoides  Tropical species.  The best for inside.
-tuldoides 'Striata'  Tropical species with yellow canes and green stripes.
-lako  Tropical species with canes that can color into black purple.
BASHANIA
Bashania auctiaurita  (picture above right)  (Kerhet)   Broad rounded leaves.
Height: 3-5 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
-fangiana (syn. Sarocalamus faberi)  Graceful leaves that looks like Fargesia nitida.
Height: 1-2 m.   half shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
Bashania fargesii   (picture above left) Giant bamboo wih bigger leaves from the cool mountains of central China.
Height: 5-8 m.+   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-qingchengshanensis    (picture above right)  Smaller version of Bashania fargesii. The best evergreen bigger leaved bamboo. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height: 3-6 m.   half shadow   hardy between -18/-22°C
-sp.  Bashania-like with light green leaves.
Height:: 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
BRACHYSTACHIUM
Brachystachyum densiflorum   (picture above left)  Young shoots are colorfully striped. Upright.
Height:: 3-5 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
CHIMONOBAMBUSA
Chimonobambusa hejiangensis  Powerful growing seedling.
Height: 4-7 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
-macrophylla Nodes prominent like Ch. tumidinoda but with larger leaves and more hardy.
Height 2-5 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-macrophylla f. intermedia Seedling..
Height 2-5 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-marmorea  Marbled young shoots.
Height: 2-3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
-marmorea 'Variegata'  Yellow striped leaf and yellow culms.
Height: 2-3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
-quadrangularis ‘Joseph de Jussieu'  Yellow culms with green sulcus.
Height 2-6 m.   half shadow till shadow    hardy between -8/-15°C
-quadrangularis 'Suow'  (picture above right)  Yellow culms with some green stripes.
Height 2-6 m.   half shadow till shadow    hardy between -8/-15°C
Chimonobambusa tumidinoda (picture above left, Elke Borkowsky (syn: Qiongzh. tumidinoda) Nodes prominent. Walking stick bamboo. Charley Chaplin had one like this.
Height 2-4 m.   sun till half shadow  hardy between -8/-15°C
CHIMONOCALAMUS
Chimonocalamus pallens (picture above right)  Seedling with upright blue-green canes.
Height: 3-6 m.  sun till half shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
CHUSQUEA
Chusquea andina  (picture above right)  Alpine dwarf with hard blue leaves. Needs a drained soil and a sunny locality. Different seedlings.(Ian)-(Ned 2009)-(2007-2008). Some are green, some are more blue. ‘Blue Andes’ is a name given to the more blue forms. Difficult to multiply.
Height about 1 m.   sun   hardy between -15/-20°C
-culeou  Southernmost growing bamboo species in South American with massive culms. Variabel species.
Height 2-5 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
-culeou x .Semi  Climbing form, possible a hybrid. (available next summer)
Height 3-4 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
-culeou 'Aisen' Seedlings from a hardy plant (Net Jaquith)
Height 3-4 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
-culeou  'Caña Prieta'  (picture above left)  Sun resistant, with culms coloring to purple.
Height 2-5 m.   Sun to half shade,   hardy between -15 / -20 ° C  (available in 2017)
-cummingii, small leaved
Height 2-3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -8/-12°C
Chusquea gigantea (picture above left)  (Syn. Ch. breviglumis of Ch. af. culeou) Beautiful but not very hardy.
Height 3-4 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
-mimosa subsp. australis  (picture down left)  Fine decorative leaves.
Height 3 till 4 meter   sun till half shadow   hardy between -8/-12°C
-montana (Claus) (picture above right)  The hardiest Chusquea in my garden. Seedling.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-20°C
-montana  Seedling from Chili.
Height tussen 2 en 3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-20°C
Ned 1 en 2 Two clones of an unknown species that I have got from Ned Jaquit in 2008.
sp Charles  In test.  New species, still with no name.
DREPANOSTACHYUM
Drepanostachyum falconeri In flower !
Height 2-4 m.   half shadow   hardy between 0/-8°C
-falconeri 'Damarapa' (picture above right) White with pink and green striped on the culms and some leave variegation.
Very ornamental!
Height 2-4 m.   half shadow   hardy between 0/-8°C
-khasianum 'Shillong' Seeds collected by David Stapleton: ('Shillong' differs in its smaller, narrower, thinner leaves, shorter stature, redder leaf sheaths and purple rings both above and below the nodes.)
Height 2-3 m.   half shadow   hardy between 0/-8°C
-merettii 'Kerhet' (before Himalayacalamus cupreus 'Kerhet') Fine decorative leaves.
Height between 3-6 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between 0/-8°C
-microphyllum  Very fine leaves and handsome.
Height  2-6 m.   half shadow   hardy between 0/-8°C
Drepanostachyum scandens (picture above right)  (=Ampelocalamus scandens) Semi-climbing species.
Height between 2-6 m.   half shadow   hardy between 0/-8°C
-scandens CHB03.ch10 (=Ampelocalamus scandens) A more hardy form.
Height between 2-6 m.   half shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
FARGESIA (clumping bamboos)
Fargesia angustissima (picture above left)  (= Yushania ferax ssp. angustissima – Demoly)  Strong plant with small leaves. Planting outside only in sheltered places or winter warm places. Multipleid bij hand!
Height 4-7 m. sun till half shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
Fargesia albocerea Yunnan 2  (picture above right)   (syn. Borinda albocerea) With blue white young canes and white culm sheaths. Introduced by Kimmei. Very ornamental but not the hardiest bamboo.
Height 2-4 m.    sun till half   shadow hardy between 0/-8°C
-albocerea 'Black' (= Seedling as F. gaolinensis Black) Probably more Sun resistant. The culms color stronger
-apicirubens (picture above left)  New name for what was formerly Fargesia dracocephala. (see there). Looks like Fargesia robusta ‘Campbell’ but is smaller. New Generation.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-apicirubens 'White Dragon' (old name: F. dracocephala 'White Dragon') Variegated leaves. Ornamental in the spring with the new leaves. New Generation
Height 1-2 m.   half shadow till shadow    hardy between -18/-21°C
-sp. Cangshan 3 (Linder) (= Fargesia communis ?) Collected by Rob Linder.
Height 3-6 m.   half shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
-communis Yunnan 95 6 Fargesia communis-Demoly.Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 3-6 m.   half shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
-contracta (Borinda contracta) Handsome, young culms are grey-blue and nearly solid. Atractive.
Height 3-5 m.   half shadow hardy   between -8/-15°C
crassinoda 'Kew' Very fine leaves with culms coloring to red in the spring sun.
Height 2-5 m.   half shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
crassinoda 'Merlin Very fine leaves.
Height 2-5 m.   half shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
crassinoda 'Pitt White' Very fine leaves.
Height 2-5 m.   half shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
Fargesia denudata 'Lancaster 1’ (picture above right)  With thin leaves and overhanging branches. In 1986 introduced from China as a seedling . New Generation!
Height 2-3 m.    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-denudata 'Lancaster 1' (Variegatus) Not stable.
-denudata 'Lancaster 2'  Different clone but nearly the same as number 1 New Generation.
Height 2-3 m.    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-denudata 'Xian 1'  (picture above left) Strong powdered young culms with narrow gracefull leaves. Collected together with "Xian 2 at 2500 meter altitude. Reasonable upright growing. New Generation!
Height 2-3 m.    sun till shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
-denudata 'Xian 2'  Young culms with wider branching. Powerful growing, in the sun the branches can get reddish. New Generation!  Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 2-3 m.    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
Fargesia demissa (Lanzhou) One of the most hardy bamboos growing at the most northern limit. In their natural growing place near "Lanzhou" under difficult circumstances F. demissa only gets between 1 and 2 meter high but in the west it will become somewhat higher. The different clones gradually shows their own character. Sometimes it is seen as a subspecies of F. nitida but according Demoly F. demissa it differs enough to have the status of a species. In China some years ago there had been experiments with sowing. This would indicate that F. demissa is "new Generation"!? The supplier from China has confirmed this.
Fargesia demissa A has a loose growth and staining purple culms. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 2 m.+    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-demissa ‘Bernhard’(B) Compact growth with relatively large light green leaves and early, beautiful yellow autumn color.
Height 1-2 m.    half shadow till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-demissa C The leaves in the winter rolls quickly and gets some red in the spring. With very long branches ( young culms has 1 to 3 branches per ring in an angle of 45 ° upwards) Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 2 m.+    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-demissa D The sun changes cane color into yellow-green. Loose growth. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 2 m.+    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-demissa E Loose growth. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 1 till 2 m.+    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-demissa F Long narrow leaves and thicker canes. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 2 m.+    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-demissa ’Gerry’  (picture above right and left)  (G) This is the Fargesia with the most character. Robust, relatively thick and spaced culms changing in the sun to deep purple (black). Promising. Introduced by Kimmei. Chosen to 'Bamboo of the year 2014' in Germany. In the winter it is not very green but still remarkable.
Height 2-3 m.+    sun till half shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-dracocephala (see: Fargesia apicirubens and Fargesia ‘Rufa’)
-fractiflexa? 1 and 2 (Tom) Came in 2004 from China in 2004. Two different clones. According Demoly these are evergreen forms of F. frigida. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 3-5 m.    half shadow    hardy between -8/-15°C
Fargesia frigida KR 4059  (= Borinda frigidorum KR 4059 Kew Clone) Deciduous but hardy. Collected by Keith Rushforth in 1996 (3600 m. altitude) (Cang Shan Dali in Yunnan). Strong growing clone.
Height 2-4 m.   half shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
-frigida Stapleton 1048 (= Borinda frigidorum 'Stapleton 1048). Smaller clone.
Height 2-3 m.   half shadow    hardy between -15/-20°C
-fungosa ’Burgundy’ (= Borinda?) New Generation In the sun the canes becomes somewhat reddish.
Height 1-2 m.    sun till half shadow    hardy between -8/-13°C
-fungosa ’White Cloud’ New Generation. Weak Akebono-form.
Height 1-2 m.    half shadow till shadow    hardy between -8/-13°C
New seedlings from China.
Fargesias gaolinensis was discoverd by Professor Hongchao TAN near the place Gaolin County Songming in Yunnan, China on 2100 Meter .It is still waiting for a formal identification as a new species, so the improved name gaolinensis can change.
Confusion and the end of a myth: Harvested seeds of F. gaolinensis near Song Ming were named Fargesias songmingensis but they represent at most a different variety. Other local varieties that were given local names as Fargesia fungosa, F. huaningensis, F. papyrifera, F. similaris, F. songmingensis and F. yunnanensis also belong to F. gaolinensis.
Fargesia gaolinensis is clumping bamboo that is locally used in the paper industries. This vigorous growing species can easily reach 8 to 12 meters and the canes can reach a diameter of up to 2 inches, but it is limited hardy. (till about - 12 ° Celsius and not till - 25 ° Celsius as mentioned on different websites)

Fargesia gaolinensis, (picture above right and down left)  seedlings of a new species. Impressive.
Height 8-12 m.    sun till half shadow    hardy between -8/-15°C
Fargesia albocerea 'Black' comes from two different sources are under observation. This bamboo probably represents a local variety of F. gaolinensis, with canes that can discolor to dark more easy.
Fargesia sp. Jiuzhaigou 1 (picture above right)  (Fargesia Jiu) Colorful and graceful bamboo with small, narrow leaves. In the spring the culms can become red. Collected as a seedling (3000 m in northern Sichuan), The correct name is unknown. Tolerates sun. Excellent for man-sized hedges. New Generation! (This Fargesia was named by Max Riedelsheimer and me as Fargesia sp. Jiuzhaigou because this bamboo is as far away from F. nitida than F. denudata is from F. murieliae. And it has also a different flowering cycles, what means no pollunation with the real nitida. It seems in the USA this bamboo already has the status of the species Fargesia nitida. In my and also Max Riedelsheimers opinion this bamboo is an undescribet and overlooked species, closely related to Fargesia nitida)
Height 2-3 m.    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25 °C
-sp. Jiuzhaigou 2  Less red and less compact. New Generation !
Height 2-4 m. sun till shadow hardy between -20/-25°C
-sp. Jiuzhaigou Willumeit 3  All Willumeit-forms are also New Generation ! Fine leaved somewhat hanging form.
Height 2-3 m.    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
Fargesia sp. Jiuzhaigou Willumeit 4  (picture above right)  Young culms color to almost black in the sprin. Not upright.
Height 2-3 m.    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C ( This for all F. sp. Willumeit down here)
-sp. Jiuzhaigou Willumeit 5

-sp. Jiuzhaigou Willumeit 6

-sp. Jiuzhaigou Willumeit 7  Vital grower.
-sp. Jiuzhaigou Willumeit 8  Smaller compact form. Upright growing.
-sp. Jiuzhaigou Willumeit 9 Loose and strong growing. Takes some space.
-sp. Jiuzhaigou Willumeit 10
-sp. Jiuzhaigou Willumeit 11

-sp. Jiuzhaigou 'Genf' Handsome bamboo with delicate fine leaves. New Generation.
-sp. Jiuzhaigou (B1) (picture above left)  New strong and upright growing plant with green canes that can turn into bright yellow. New Generation.
Height 2-3 m.+    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
Fargesia sp. Jiuzhaigou 'Deep Purple' (picture above left)  (B2) Strong plant with canes that color to deep-red in the spring and early summer. The leaves curl less than the other F. jiuzhaigou types. New Generation! Promising.
Height 2-3 m.+    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-sp. Jiuzhaigou (B3) Differs from the others by its lighter green leaves. New Generation.
Height 2 m.    half shadow till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-sp. Magnus Handsome bamboo collected in Sichuan with smaller leaves.
Height 1,5 till 2 m.?    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-sp. ‘Nanping 97’ Collected as ‘Fargesia nitida’ in Nanping, 2800 meter This handsome bamboo with glossy leaves is certainly a different species. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 2-3 m.    sun till shadow    hardy between -15/-20°C
-lushuiensis  (picture above right)  Borinda lushuiensis-Yunnan 95 4)  In Cornwall (Carwinian) this impressive and beautiful bamboo is more than 12 meters high. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height: 5-8 m.+    half shadow till shadow    hardy between 0/-8°C
Fargesia muliensis (picture above left)  (kloon Charles) This handsome species is totally deciduous in the winter.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C, probably more.
Fargesia murieliae  Between 1990 and 2000 almost all the plants has flowered. Because Fargesia murieliae outside China was represented by only one clone, there were only seed formed by self-pollination. Due to this it has been difficult to find good and strong plants between the seedlings. Finally there are some reasonable selections, but not one has the vitality and vigor of the mother plant.
The following bamboos are seedlings collected in the wild in Shennongija. These are strong and are growing vital and with vigor but these needs a lot of space.

Fargesia murieliae 'Evergreen' (seedling Shennongjija)
Fargesia murieliae 'Blue Dragon' (picture above right) (seedling Shennongjija, 'Japo' series) 
Fargesia murieliae 'Dragon King' (seedling Shennongjija)
Fargesia murieliae 'Purple Dragon' (picture above left) (seedling Shennongjija, Japo series) 
-murieliae 'Bimbo'
Compact growing dwarf form with fine leaves. New Generation
Height 1-1.5 m.   half shadow till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-murieliae 'Lava' Lower selection. New Generation
Height 1.5-2 m.    half shadow till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
Taken out of the assortment because of sensitivity to mealy bugs and other diseases: Fargesia murieliae 'Fresena', ‘Gentle Giant’, ‘Knud’, 'Vampire', 'Standing Stone'
 
Fargesia nitida 'anceps', 'Chienevieres', 'De Belder', 'Eisenach' Gansu 95/2 'McClure' and 'Nymphenburg' have flowered everywhere and are no longer sold. Different clones of Fargesia nitida were flowering and this time there was, as in natural situation in China, cross fertilization. Such fertilization generally makes stronger and more vital offspring. And there was the unexpected opportunity to use the old Fargesia murieliae as one of the parents. This 'Phoenix' who actually should have died 10 years earlier was rejuvenated by tissue culture in the laboratory and some plants still were alive and flowering by these hormonal disturbances. So, this "super clone" unexpectedly plays an important role in hybrid fertilization with Fargesia nitida. With the good properties of both species.  
Fargesia nitida ‘Carwinion’ Remarkable selection from the offspring from Carwinion Fargesia nitida.
Height 2-3 m.    sun till shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-nitida 'Black Betty' weak!
-nitida 'Black Pearl' Origin: Selection from seedlings in 2005. Base: Gansu pollinated with F. nitida. Both summer and winter canes are dark purple (nitida 'Gansu' / nitida 6)  This plant takes much place!!
Height between 2 and 4 m.?    sun till half shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-nitida ‘De Belder’ (Herman) Strong selection offspring Fargesia nitida 'De Belder'.
-nitida x murieliae ‘Obelisk’ (picture above left) Origin: Fargesia nitida ‘Nymphenburg’ pollinated with Fargesia nitida ‘Eisenach’ and Fargesia murieliae. Strong but not so upright growing hybrid with pretty green leaves.
 Height between 3 and 4 m.+    sun till half shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-nitida 'Herman' Eisenach seedling. Striking upward growing selection, offspring of Fargesia nitida 'Eisenach.
Height between 2-3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20 / -25 ° C.
-nitida x murieliae ‘Schensbossen’ (picture above right)  (nitida (Neufeld) x murieliae (Herman) Powerful seedling with thicker culms and a light green leaf color. The strongest seedling I know. Height between 3-5 m. +. The leaves are rolling less in the winter than many other F. nitida. Sun to partial shade and hardy between -20 / -25 ° C. Some plants available in June!
-nitida ‘Inthe' Dwarf out of F. nitida 'Gansu' , in observation.
-nitida ‘Erik' Dwarf out of F. nitida 'Gansu' , in observation.
-nitida 'Jürgen' (picture down left)  Fountain-like growth habit. Striking lower selection. Is even finer and smaller than F. nitida 'Volcano and therefore very special.
Height between 1,5 and 2 m.  sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
-nitida 'Pillar'  Healthy plant that takes much place!!
Height tussen 3 en 4 m.  sun till half shadow   hardy between   -20/-25°C
-nitida 'Little Ruby' USA (Ned) with reddish culms.
Height about 2 meter   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
-nitida 'Shadow Light'
Fargesia nitida 'Songpan 1' (picture down left) Seedling Songpan. Upright growth and smal leaves. Available July.
Height between 1 and 2 meter    sun till half shadow    hardy between -20/-25°C
-nitida 'Songpan 3' (picture above right)  Seedling of a Fargesia nitida imported from Songpan. Graceful and reasonable upright growing dwarf. This is the most handsome of the three Songpans. It has very delicate bright green leaves. Promising
Height between 1.5 and 2 m. sun till half shadow   Hardy between -20 / -25 ° C
-nitida 'Songpan 2' (picture down left)  Vital dwarf seedling from Songpan. Promising! With some outstanding features. Not for sale. This bamboo seem to become not higher than 1 meter.
Height about 1 meter   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
-nitida 'Volcano' (picture above right) Origin: Selection from seedlings in 2005. Base: 'Gansu' pollinated with nitida. Compact fountain-like habit with drooping leaf (nitida 'Gansu' / nitida 5).A very special bamboo.
Height about 2 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
Fargesia nitida 'Viking' (picture above right) Origin: Selection from seedlings in 2005. Base: murieliae pollinated with nitida. Vital and handsome real hybrid with grass green leaves.
Height 3 till 4 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
-nitida 'Winter Joy' Origin: Selection from seedlings in 2005. Base: nitida pollinated with murieliae. May be well in the sun, probably by murieliae influence. In the winter pretty dark culms.
Height 3 till 4 m. sun till half shadow hardy between -20/-25°C
Fargesia nitida '13' (picture above left) Seedling Eisenach, a slow growing dwarf form for the shadow or partly shade, with somewhat similar leaf as Shibataea. Interesting because of its short length.
Height between 1 and 2 m.   sun to partial shade   hardy -20 / -25 ° C.
-papyrifera (picture above right) (= Borinda papyrifera 'Stapleton 1046') Yunnan province at an altitude of 3600 m. Can become 8 meter high with canes up to 6 cm thick. This true Borinda papyrifera is collected in 1995 by Chris Stapleton. The growing power of this beautiful bamboo with blue culms is enormous. Not very hardy. Manual propagated.
Height 6-8 m.   half shadow   hardy between -8/-12°C
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' (picture above right) Smaller leaved Fargesia robusta. The white paper-thin sheaths at the shiny olive green young stems contrast beautifully. One of the best and most beautiful not invasive species.
Height 3-4 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-robusta-rufa, (picture above left)  upright growing, looks similar to 'Campbell' but much smaller and maybe hardier. In test.
-robusta 'Pingwu' Looks a little Farg. robusta 'Campbell' but it grows bigger and wider and is less hardy and showy. The culm sheaths are more yellowish. Cutting from the original plant. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-robusta 'Robusta' Ornamental with bigger leaves.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-robusta 'Wolong' Much larger leaves but more wind and frost-sensitive. This is the only true "Wolong". Many clones with larger leaves are wrongly in circulation as "Wolong" !
Height 3-5 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-robusta 'Wenchuan' With outstanding culms and quite large leaves. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 3-4 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
Fargesia 'Rufa' (picture above left)  (= Fargesia dracocephala 'Rufa'- Stapleton) (Gansu 95/1) Bamboo with a special character. Bright green, lush leaves gracefully by hanging branches. After the severe winter of February 2012 one of the best green bamboos. A very useful . Renamed by Chris Stapleton to Fargesia dracocephala "Rufa". Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 2 m.+   sun till shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-'Rufa' Dwarf' Smaller clone (as Yushania confusa-Claudia)
Height 2 m. sun till shadow hardy between -20/-23°C
-'Rufa' ‘Valkenswaard’ (picture above right) Strong growing higher form from our own garden.
Height 3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-'Rufa' Variegated form'  (picture at the very bottom)
-similaris See:papyrifera KR 7613
-sp. Green Dragon  Collected in Sichuan. This fine leaved upright bamboo is quite the same as F. Jiuzhaigou Willumeit 8
Height 2 m.+   sun till shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
   
Fargesia sp. scabrida (picture above left) Handsome, narrow, shiny leaves. Looks a bit like Fargesia robusta but the culms stand farther apart. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 3-4 m.+ sun till shadow hardy between -18/-21°C
-sp. scabrida 'Silver Dragon' (picture at the very bottom)
-sp. Taibashan 1  (picture above right) Max) Collected in Taibashan. Has small narrow leaves and an open habit. According to Demoly, these two bamboo species collected in Taibashan are F. qinlingensis. F. qinlingensis has flowered around 2000 in China so we think it is "New Generation".
Height 2-3 m. sun till shadow hardy between -20/-25°C
Fargesia sp. Taibashan 2 ((picture above left and right) (Max) Collected in Taibashan. Is has broader leaves and the culms can color to purple. Strong and handsome. New Generation".
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
-sp. Tom (=Yushania Lu ?) Interesting, very handsome species with shiny leaves. Very ornamental but not very hardy. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 3-6 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -12/-15°C
-utilis (Tung Chuan 3) This bamboo can have culms till 2,5 cm. It grows from the base in an upward curve. Narrow soft leaves.
Height 3-4 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
-yulongshanensis ‘Linder’ Impressive Fargesia that looks a bit like Fargesia utilis but it grows a bit more upright. The hardiness is the same as F. utilis or even a bit better.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
-yunnanenis.(Hsueh et Y) (Tom) Thick canes and not very hardy.(Hsueh et Y) (Tom) This is the true F. yunnanensis
Height 5-8 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between 0/-8°C
KR A new, little-known category bamboos were slowly introduced into our gardens over the past 10 years. They are looking like subtropical bamboos and but some of them have survived temperatures till - 20 ° C. These very interesting new bamboos were collected by the English collector Keith Rushforth, mostly in winter dry upland areas of Tibet. Because most of the species names are not sure so far, they are provisionally named by initials "KR" of the collector and a collecting number. Most are Fargesia’s (or Borindas as the English botanist Chris Stapleton describes them)
 Fansipan seedling of KR 3032.  (picture above left and right)   (Collected at 2700 m.) Culms till 4 cm diameter.  This is surely not a Fargesia, The leaves resembles Pseudosasa japonica. Very interesting for a suitable climate.
Height till 5 m.  sun till shadow   Hardy between -10 /-15 ° C.
Fansipan seedling of KR 4558. (Collected at 2700 m.) Height till 5 m. by 4 cm diameter) Hardy between -10 / -15 ° C
 
   
KR 4175 (als: aff. Papyrifera) (picture above left) Does not belong to F.nitida and also not to F. papyrifera. The name Fargesia similaris is suggested by Demoly. Handsome, promising and very hardy. Collected in Yunnan 3225 m.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C or more.
KR 5074 Collected as Borinda macclureana. Grows disorderly.
Half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
KR 5177 Collected as Borinda macclureana. Grows disorderly.
Half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
KR 5287 (picture above right)Tibet Kyikar, 3500 m. This handsome bamboo has thicker blue culms that grow well upright. Survived minus 17° C.
Height 3-5 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
KR 5288 Tibet Kyikar, 3800 m.(= Borinda species) Survived well minus 19° C. In the USA it is called ‘Willow’ .
Height 3-5 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
KR 5600 Tibet. Pom Showa, 29.53N. 95.24E. 3300 m. In the botanical garden of de Ness it is more than 7,5 meters.
KR 5913 (Als F. grossa?) Tibet 2950 m. Survived well minus - 21°C. in Germany.
Height 3-5 m.   half shadow   hardy between -18/-22°C
KR 6356 (Collectet as F. grossa?) ?) Tibet 3500 m.
  
KR 6438 (picture above left) (Grex) The young bamboo culms are blue white. It survived well minus 19° C but without leaves.
Height 4-7 m.+   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
KR 6439 In England one of the fastest growing KR's .
Height 4-7 m.   Half shadow till shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
KR 6791 Collected from a mother plant of 13 m. tall. Unfortunately not the hardiest.
Height: 5-8 m.+   alf shadow till shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
KR 7613 (picture above right)( Collected as F. papyrifera KR 7613) ) Is more hardy than F. papyrifera 'Stapleton 1046' but probably belongs to another species. Thick blue white young canes
Height 4-7 m.+   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C s
HIBANOBAMBUSA
Hibanobambusa tranquillans  Bamboo with big green leaves.
Height 3-4 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
-tranquillans f. Shiroshima (picture above left)  Big leaves with yellow, white and green stripes.
Height 2-4 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
HIMALAYACALAMUS
Himalayacalamus asper (picture above right)  Strong bamboo with graceful leaves.
Height 2-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between 0/-8°C
-cupreus (Kerhet) See: Drepanostachyum merretii (Kerhet) .
  
Himalayacalamus hookerianus Blue young culms and an upright growt. Very beautiful when the climat ok.
Height 3-8 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between 0/-8°C
-intermedius (see: Yushania boliana - Demoly). Handsome bamboo that tolerates sun.
Height 3-6 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
-porcatus Looks like  H. hookerianus.
Height 3-8 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between 0/-8°C
INDOCALAMUS
Indocalamus herklotsii (picture above right)  Strong and handsome species with big deep green leaves. .
Height till 2 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
-latifolius 'Hopei' Bigger form.
Height till 2-3 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
-tesselatus (picture down left)  Bamboo with very large leaves.
Height 1-2 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
-tesselatus f. hamadae (syn. Pseudosasa hamadae) Can become higher than the others with even somewhat bigger leaves..
Height 2-3 m.+   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -20/-25°C
INDOSASA
-shibateoides The leaves looks like Shibataea leaf.
OLYGOSTACHYUM
Olygostachium lubricum  Culms erect.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-oedogonatum  Graceful plant with long narrow leaves.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-22°C
-sulcatum Very handsome bamboo with erect culms and graceful leaves.
Height 8 till 12 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
OTATEA
Otatea acuminata aztecorum Elegant hanging Mexican bamboo.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between 5/-1°C
PHYLLOSTACHYS
Phyllostachys alpina ? (= Ph. elegans ?) Collected on Eimei Shan.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-acuta Introduced from Hangzhou. Robust species with thick culms. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-acuta (Herman) This clone seems to be more hardy.
Height 6-8 m.  sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-angusta Culms erect. to much a neglected bamboo!.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-arcana 'Luteosulcata' One of the best varieties with deep green culms and a beautiful contrasting yellow sulcus. In flower!
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-atrovaginata  (picture above right)  Typical incense smell when rubbed. One of the best and hardiest species with thicker very erect culms.
Height 6-8 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-aurea (picture down right)  Shortened internodes at the base of the stiff erect stems. One of the less hardy Phyllostachys.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -14/-16°C
-aurea 'Albovariegata' White variegated form (new)
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -14/-16°C
Phyllostachys aurea 'Albovariegata Bernard' (picture down left)  Even more beautiful variegated. Height 3-5 m. sun till half shadow hardy between This mutation is found in a green plant.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -14/-16°C
-aurea 'Flavescens Inversa' With deep yellow sulcus.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -14/-16°C
-aurea 'Holochrysa' The young yellowish green culms colors to yellow.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -14/-16°C
-aurea 'Koi' (picture above left)  Like "Holochrysa" but with a green sulcus. Very decorative.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -14/-16°C. Probably more for this clone.
Phyllostachys aureosulcata (picture above right)  Olive green culms with on the flat side a yellow stripe. Some culms have a swung at the base. For a colder climate this species (+ varieties) is recommended.
Height 6-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-aureosulcata f. Alata (Phyll. pekingensis) The green form.
Height 6-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis' (picture down right) Beautiful color contrast between the deep yellow canes and the small green leaves. The canes get often a reddish haze in the sun. Some leaves are striped cream. In our climate the best variety with yellow culms .
Height 6-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Argus’ (picture down left)  Like "Spectabilis" but with more green stripes and yellow-green canes. Ornamental!
Height 6-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-aureosulcata 'Harbin' Variety with yellow, grooved stripes. Discovered in the U.S. Smaller leaves and more compact growth. Not a healthy plant.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-aureosulcata 'Harbin inversa' (picture above right)  Similar to Phyll. aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis ", but with thin green lines in small grooves around the cane. Decorative.
Height 6-7 m. sun till half shadow hardy between -20/-23°C
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'  (picture above right)  The sulfur yellow culms have a decorative green sulcus. One of the best and useful species for our climate.
Height 6-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-aurita Looks like Phyll. rubromarginata.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-bambusoides  A big species in China and Japan but in Holland it is frost sensitive.
Height in our climate 6-7 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-bambusoides 'Albovariegata' (picture down left)  Red Rose new shoots. First leaves are white to copper colored with thin green stripes. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height in our climate 6-7 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-bambusoides 'Castillonis' Deep yellow culms with green sulcus.
Height in our climate 6-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-bambusoides 'Castillonis-inversa' Green culms with yellow sulcus.
Height  in our climate 6-7 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-bambusoides 'Holochrysa' Deep Yellow culms.
Height in our climate 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-bambusoides f. lacrima-deae Canes with brown spots.
Height in our climate 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°(20?)C
-bambusoides 'Marliacea' Culms with thin grooves.
Height in our climate 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-bambusoides 'Tanakae' Dark brown circular spots in places were the summers are hot.
Height in our climate 6-7 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
Phyllostachys bissetii (picture above right) Green to yellow-green canes and dark green arched leaf. Important and strong bamboo with many uses. The hardiest to make a screen.
Height 6-7 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-bissetii ‘Dwarf’ Smaller, form from the USA.
Height 3-4 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-circumpilis? Looks like Ph. nuda but is smaller and has broader leaves. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-concava  (picture down left)   Young erect canes are white powdered. Graceful small leaves.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
Phyllostachus decora  (picture down left)  Striking pink striped shoots in late spring. Strong erect bamboo.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-edulis (syn: heterocycla f. pubescens) (Ph. pubescens) In China and Japan this is the most planted species for canes and bamboo shoots. There its height can be more than 20 meters. Here it is generally not hardy enough.
Height 3-8 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -12/-16°C
-edulis ‘Bicolor’ (not for sale) not hardy enough for our climate.
Height 8-15 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -12/-16°C
-edulis ‘Bokrijk’ (picture above right)  Limited available. In the Belgian arboretum Bokrijk after the severe winter of 1996-1997 were planted approximately 20 seedlings of this species. The winter of 2009/2010 was also so severe in Bokrijk that even Semiarundinaria fastuosa, who stood beside and most of these Phyllostachys edulis seedlings were frozen back to the ground. Only one Phyllostachys edulis seedling survived this winter and also the next two severe winters without damage. This exceptional seedling (it was named by the Botanical Garden Phyllostachys edulis 'Bokrijk') got new culms in 2012 with a diameter of nearly 7 cm and a height of 8-9 meters.
Height 6-10+ m. ? and maybe taller.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C ?
-edulis 'Okina' Limited available. A smaller variegated Form.
Height 6-8 m.+-   sun till half shadow   hardy between -12/-16°C
-edulis “Tao Kiang’
-edulis 'Viridisulcata' Yellow with green sulcus. Not available. Geel met groene sulcus. Height 6-10 m. ? maybe taller.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18 (21?)°C
-elegans (Herman) Surely one of the most elegant Phyllostachys.
Height 6-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -15/-20°C
-flexuosa  Strong overhanging type. Recovered from flowering in 1995 an 1996.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-flexuosa 'Kimmei' Colorful, weak growing seedling from the USA.(Ned) Seedling.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
Phyllostachys flexuosa 'Kimmei-inversa' (picture above right)  (Cornelia d’Alba) Quite similar to the last but stronger. Seedling.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-flexuosa'Spring Beauty'. As Ph. flexuosa 'Kimmei' but probably stronger.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
Phyllostachys fimbriligula Strong growing bamboo with thick, erect canes. Recovered from flowering in 1997.
Height 5-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-glauca Young canes are blue white.
Height 6-8 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-glauca 'Yunzhu' Older canes with purple brown circular spots. Young canes are green. Some plants are flowering !
Height 6-8 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-glauca var. variabilis Available.
Height 6-8 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-heterocycla f. pubescens zie Ph. edulis.
-heteroclada 'Straightstem' Upright. Somewhat similar to Ph. concava.
Height 4-6 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-hispida (picture above right)  Dwarf Phyllostachys. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 1-2 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-humilis (picture above left) This reasonable upright growing graceful bamboo with narrow shiny green leaves and many canes is the one of the best smaller Phyllostachys. Good for hedges.
Height  3-5 m.+ sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-incarnata (Herman) After many attempts finally the real species. Deep green canes and pretty shoots.
Height 6-8 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
Phyllostachys iridescens (picture above left)  Some canes are yellowish green or purple striped. This bamboo with thick canes needs space.
Height 6-8 m.+   sun till half shadow  hardy between -18/-21°C
-kwangsiensis  (picture above right) This hardy vigorous species with hairy culms started flowering in 2010 in many places. It seems that this bamboo will survive. This clone in Belgium (Koen) did not flower !)
Height 6-8 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-lufoshanensis Looks like Phyll. nidularia but is more hardy. In the sun the canes can become orange. The culms can be solid or nearly solid. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 5-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-makinoi Young shoots have white powder.
Height 5-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-lithophylla (als sp. Shanghai 1) (Shanghai sp.1) Vigorous and strong. With deep green thicker canes.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow    hardy between -16/-20°C
Phyllostachys nigra (picture above left)  The canes change after 1 or 2 years in the sun from green into black. This bamboo has small glossy leaves and hanging branches.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-nigra 'Boryana' (picture above right) With brown spots. (Up to 12 m. in Arboretum Bokrijk)
Height 6-10 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-nigra 'Hale' Changes color to deep black fast and is supposed be more hardy than ordinary Phyll. nigra.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-nigra 'Henonis' One of the most beautiful higher bamboos. Somewhat overhanging yellow green stems with small leaves.
Height 6-10 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
Phyllostachys nigra 'Kiyoshi' (picture above right and down left. picture Noah Bell) Bizarre plant that I have recently got from Noah Bell from 'Bamboo Garden'. Some leaves are variegated and some culms are green yellow with green lines. Other canes have brown speckles. It was a gift from Mr. Kiyoshi to 'Bamboo Garden'.
Height 6-10 m. sun till half shadow hardy between -16/-20°C Anailable probably in  2017
-nigra 'Muchisasa' Introduction from the USA. Has brown black speckled canes.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C.

-nigra 'Ned 1' (picture above left) The culms quickly (in the first year) discolor to dark black. I have got some seeds from Ned Jaquith. There are 2 other seedlings in test. 
-nigra 'Othello' Changing fast to deep black.
Height 3-5 m.  sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-nigra 'Tosaensis' Resembles Phyll. nigra 'Boryana' .
Height 6-10 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-nuda  Deep green culms with prominent white ring. Very hardy.
Height 6-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-nuda 'Localis' Brown color at the base of mature canes.
Height 6-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
Phyllostachys parvifolia (picture above right)  Striking and very hardy giant with small glossy leaves and thick canes with white rings. It is called the Phyllostachys pubescens for colder regions.
Height 6-10 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-praecox 'Milky Way' With variegated leaves.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -14/-16°C
-praecox 'Notata' Now not available.
Height 6-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -14/-16°C
-praecox 'Viridisulcata Hangzhou' Yellow culms and green sulcus.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -14/-16°C
-primotina (Herman) The status of the species name "primotina' is unclear. This plant could be a subspecies Phyll. incarnata.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
Phyllostachys prominens (picture above left)  Strong grower with very thick erect culms and prominent rings. Resembles Ph. dulcis and is sure related to it.
Height 6-8 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-20°C
-propinqua (Herman/Johan- Shanghai 4) The status of this bamboo is unclear. Imported from China as Ph. propinqua. Resembles Ph. Shanghai 3 but is more vigorous and more hardy.
Height 6-8 m.+  sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-propinqua 'Li Yu Gan' Propagation from the first introduction in Europe. In flower !
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-propinqua 'Langinosa' Introduced with the name Ph. propinqua "Hangzhou". Young culms are powdered. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-rubromarginata Culms erect and resistant to dry winds.
Height 6-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-rubromarginata 'Big form' (= Ph. rubicunda) it flowered but survived. For sale again !
Height 7-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-rutila Glossy leaves.
Height 5-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-sp. Kew (picture above right) (Hummel) In the botanical gardens of Kew this bamboo became a giant. Previously hosted by Phyll. vivax, Phyll. dulcis and later by Phyll. prominens. White new shoots.
Height 6-8 m.+ s  untill half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
Phyllostachys sp. Shanghai 3 (picture above right) Impressive bamboo with thick green culms and lush deep green leaves. This type is difficult to classify but is very much related to Phyll. dulcis. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 6-8 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-tianmuensis (picture above left) Some canes has a pale yellow sulcus or yellow stripes. Related to Ph. praecox. Becomes adult very quick. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 6-8 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-varioauriculata Beautiful small Pyllostachys with erect graceful culms. To create a real mini bamboo forest.
Height 2-4 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-violascens Probably a form of Phyll. praecox. Thick canes has violet stripes.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-violascens 'Aureosulcata' (Kerhet) Green canes with violet stripes and with yellow sulcus. Discoverd by Robert Kernet in his Phyll. violascens.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-virella  Green culms with incense fragrance. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow hardy   between 20/-23°C
-viridis  Pigskin bamboo.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-viridis 'Houzeana' Green culms with yellow sulcus.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-viridis 'Sulphurea' ('Robert Young') Sulfur yellow culms with green stripes.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-viridis 'Sulphurea x Houzeana' Mix form Houzeana’ en ‘Sulphurea'. Not always stable.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-viridi-glaucescens In colder climats this bamboo grows unorganized
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-vivax ‘Black Spot’ (syn. 'Basinigra') With dark brown spots on older culms such as Ph. bamb."Tanakae. In my garden this bamboo is growing fast but till mow it has no brown spots.
Height 6-10 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
Phyllostachys vivax 'McClure' Direct reproduction of the Ph. vivax imported in the USA by McClure. One of the fastest maturing high species with thick bamboo culms. The rather large leaves hang down.
Height 6-15 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-vivax 'Aureocaulis' (picture above left)  The most striking higher bamboo. The thick yellow culms often have irregular bright green stripes.
Height 6-15 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-vivax 'Huanwenzhu' (picture above right)  Stable impressive variety with green culms and yellow sulcus.
Height 6-15 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-vivax 'Huanwenzhu inversa' (picture down left)  New stable mutation of Phyll. vivax 'Aureocaulis. Discovert and named by Hans Prins and Kimmei. The yellow culms have a green sulcus. In Belgium one cane had a diameter of 10.6 cm.
Bamboo of the year in Germany.
Height 6-15 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
PLEIOBLASTUS
Pleioblastus altiligulatus Erect canes. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -12/-15°C
-amarus 'Hangzhouensis' Erect growth with thicker canes.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-argenteostriatus albostriatus Variegated leaves.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-argenteostriatus 'Kimmei' (picture down left)  With bright yellow lines on the leaves.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-chino f. Angustifolius (picture above right)  With fine white stripes on the leaves.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
Pleioblastus chino hisauchii (picture down left)  Bigger species with graceful narrow leaves. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-chino 'Murakamianus' (picture down right) Leaves with white stripes. Reintroduction of USA .
Height 1-2 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-chino 'Variegata' (picture above right)  (syn. Pl. elegantisimus) Narrow leaves with white stripes.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
Pleioblastus fortunei (picture down left)  White-green striped leaves. Above the ground frost sensitive.
Height 0.5-1 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-gramineus Chinese origin with narrow grass-like leaves. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-hindsii Giant from Prafrance.
Height 5-8 m.   un till half shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-juxianensis Quite thick white powdered young culms.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-kongosenanensis ‘Aureostriata’ Leaves with green yellow stripes.
Height 0.5-1 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-linearis Long narrow leaves.
Height 1-2 Meter sun till shadow hardy between -15/-18°C
-maculosoides Not very hardy. Introduced by Kimmei.
Hardy between -8/-15°C
Pleioblastus maculatus (picture down left)  Erect taller culms with a diameter of 2 cm or more. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 4-6 m. sun till half shadow hardy between -18/-21°C
-oleosus Graceful bamboo. Not really running.
Height 4-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-pumilis Flowering in many places.
Height 0.5-1 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-pygmaeus Groundcover bamboo.
Height 0.3-0,6 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-pygmaeus distichus Flowering in some places.
Height 0.6-0,8 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-pygmaeus 'Minimumus' (picture above right) One of the most graceful small hardy bamboo.
Height 0.3-0,5 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-pygmaeus 'Ramosissimus' (A. Turtle) Taller type.
Height 0.6-1 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-shibuyanus 'Tsuboi' Variegated species with a wide white stripe. Variegated seedling!
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
Pleioblastus simonii 'Variegatus' (picture down left) Handsome variegated leaves..
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-viridi-striatus (Ar. auricoma) The sulfur yellow leaves have some green stripes.
Height 0.6-1 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-viridi-striatus ‘Chrysophyllus’ (picture above right) The sulfur yellow leaves have no green stripes.
Height 0.6-1 m.   half shadow till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-yixingensis Erect growth, narrow leaves and white powdered young culms.
Height 3-6 m.+   sun till shadow   hardy between -12/-15°C
PSEUDOSASA
Pseudosasa amabilis var convexa Upright culms. "Tonkin' bamboo.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -8/-12°C
-amabilis var tenuis Upright culms. "Tonkin' bamboo.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -8/-12°C
-japonica (picture above right)  The most famous large-leaved species with upright culms.
Height 3-5 m. s  un till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-japonica 'Akebono' en -japonica 'Akeb. Suji' One plant with two forms. 'Akebono' has green leaves that ends in white, "Akebona Suji" has variegated leaves.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-japonica 'Tsutsumiana' The base of the culms is swollen. Smaller than Ps. japonica with smaller leaves.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-20°C
-viridula (syn: Ps. pleioblastoides) Stronger growing than Pseudosasa japonica.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -16/-20°C
-sp. Charles (picture down left) Very, very interesting upright growing bamboo that looks like Sem. fastuosa but it is much more graceful, a very interesting new.
Height 5-8 m. +?   sun to shade   hardy -15 / -18 ° C
SASA
Sasa bitchuensis
Height 1-2 m.   sun till shadow  hardy between -18/-21°C
-borealis (syn: Sasamorpha borealis) Possible a hybrid.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-kurilensis (picture down left) The most northern growing bamboo. This invasive form has a remarkably broad shiny leaves. Excellent ground cover for bigger places.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-kurilensis 'Shimofiuri' (picture down right)  The leaves has fine white lines. A weak grower.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-kurilensis 'Kiakebono' (picture above right) The leaves has some yellow variegation in the spring.
Height 2 m.+   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-megalophylla (A. Turtle) Beautiful large rounded leaves.
Height 2-3 m.  sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-nipponica The leaf edges dry during the late autumn.
Height 0,8-1 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
Sasa palmata f. Nebulosa “ in jardin jungle Karlostachys”(picture down right)  Bamboo with large leaves. For larger spaces.
Height 2-3 m. sun till shadow hardy between -15/-18°C
-tsuboiana The leaves are variable in size.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-veitchii (picture down left)  The leaf edges dry white during the late autumn. Some clones has flowered some years ago.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-veitchii 'Minor' (= S. asahinae ) The leaf edges dry white during the late autumn. Small glossy leaves. Survived flowering.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
SASAELLEA
Sasaella masamuneana Green leaves.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-masamuneana 'Albo-striata' (picture down right)  Cream and white striped leaves. Exccellent evergreen and ornamental.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-masamuneana 'Aureostriata' The big leaves get some yellow longitudinal stripes in the late autumn. Probably another species. Some are flowering.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between -15/-18°C
-ramosa One of the most invasive species.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till shadow hardy between -20/-23°C
SEMIARUNDINARIA
Semiarundinaria fastuosa (picture above left and down right)  The erect culms stands close together and get a purple glow in the sun.
Height 6-8 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-20°C
-fortis (Adam Turtle) Introduction USA.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-20°C
-kagamiana (= Sem. makinoi) Upright running species.
Height 3-4 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-sp 'Red Fall' Introduction USA. Upright. the culms can get a red glow in the autumn sun.
Height 4-7 m.   sun till shadow   hardy between till -18°C (maybe more)
   
Semiarundinaria viridis (picture above right) A bit more hardy than Sem. fastuosa and a little less tall.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-viridis (American clone) USA Turtle. Differs from the European Sem. viridis.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-yashadake Erect culms.
Height 4-6 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-20°C
-yashadake 'Kimmei' Yellow culms with green sulcus.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-yashadake 'Gimmei' Green culms with yellow sulcus.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
SHIBATAEA
Shibataea lancifolia Long and soft leaves.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-kumasaca (picture above left)  Short round leaves.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
-nanpingensis (picture above right)  Deeper green leaves than Shib. kumasaca
Height 1-2 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -20/-23°C
SINOBAMBUSA
Sinobambusa intermedia (picture above left and right)  (from Ned Jaquit) Beautiful new erect, growing species. New stems are powdered white and have a bright color. Usually not running. (from Ned Jaquit). This species is more hardy than supposed. This year available.
Height 6-7 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-23°C
-tootsik 'Variegata' (picture down left)  White variegated leaves. Upright growth habit.
Height 6-7 m.  sun till half shadow   hardy between -10/-12°C
-sichuanensis (syn. Monstuocalamus s.) Upright species. Mother plant and seedling.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -12/-15°C
THAMNOCALAMUS
Thamnocalamus tesselatus South African mountain bamboo. This moment in my collection.
Height 3-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
YUSHANIA
Yushania anceps (syn: Arundinaria jaunsarensis) With glossy handsome leaves.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -12/-15°C 
-angustifolia  (picture above right)  (as Yushania sp. ferax?) (see: Ornamental Bamboos in China) Imported with the name Fargesia ferax. Remarkable species with long narrow glossy leaves. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
Yushania boliana  (picture down right)  (Demoly) (syn: Himalayacalamus intermedius) Very impressive ornamental bamboo that can stand the sun. Picture taken in Prafrance.
Height 4-8 m. (10 m.)   sun till half shadow   hardy between -8/-15°C
-chungii (syn: Y. brevipaniculata) Young shoots have a twisted top.
Height 2-3 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-chungii 'Wolong' (picture down left) This striking bamboo has small and elegant leaves. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 2-3 m.+   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-DS 332 Northern Yunnan 3460 m. Fine leaves. Collected by David Scherberich)
Height 2-3 m. s  un till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
Yushania falcatiaurita (picture down right)  (Tom) Handsome smaller species. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 0,8-1 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -18/-21°C
-maculata (picture down left)  (Tung Chuan 4) With beautiful blue young shoots and ornamental leaves.
Height 2-4 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -16/-18°C
-nitakayamensis From Taiwan. Flowering
Height 2-5 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -12/-15°C
-pauciramificans CHB02.CH10 New Yushania with bigger glossy leaves. Collected in China 2002
-polytricha (Tom) Newer species with rather big leaves.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -12/-15°C
-sp. Ness KR 7698 Looks like Yunnan 95 5 !? With glossy small leaves.
Height 1-2 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -12/-15°C
-sp. CHB02.B1  New Yushania wih smal leaves Bhutan.
Yushania velutina (picture down right)  Fine leaf structure different from all the others. Striking. Sun resistant.
Height 2-3 m.   sun till half shadow   hardy between -12/-15°C
-Yunnan 95 5 (picture down left)  Half climbing Yushania with small leaves and thin culms. Introduced by Kimmei.
Height 2-3 m.  sun till half shadow   hardy between -12/-15°C
YUNNAN 95
About the name of some species collected in 1995 in Yunnan is still no clarity. For the milder areas on the west coast of Europe and the USA these types of a great asset. (The second name comes from Botanical Garden of Shanghai. The name with ‘Stapleton’ are proposed by Chris Stapleton.) All introduced by Kimmei.
Yunnan 95 1 (Received as Farg. lushuiensis) Borinda albocerea (Stapleton). Not in my collection anymore.
Yunnan 95 2 (Received as F. papyrifera ) Borinda albocerea) see: Fargesia albocerea
Yunnan 95 3a (as F. albocerea) Unknown species.
Height 3-5 meter sun till half shadow hardy between -12/-15°C
Yunnan 95 3b (as Farg. albocerea) Hairy sheaths. Demoly suggested a hybride between Fargesia albocerea and Fargesia papyrifera. Mike bell suggested Borinda solida and the book 'Ornamental Bamboos in China' shows this species as Fargesia solidus. Unfortunately out of my collection.
Yunnan 95 3c Borinda nujiangensis (Stapleton) see: Fargesia nujiangensis
Yunnan 95 4 (Received as Farg. edulis) Borinda lushuiensis (Stapleton) see: Farg. lushuiensis
Yunnan 95 5 zie: Yushania Yunnan 95 5
Yunnan 95 6 see: Fargesia communis. Probably this is not Farg. perlonga.
Left: Fargesia nitida 'Gansu-Erik'                           Right: Fargesia rufa  variegated form
Left: Sasa kurilensis Striped                                  Right: Fargesia scabrida 'Silver Dragon' (picture: Noah Bell)