Bamboo for Shade

Bamboo speciesHeight (m)Diam (cm)Min TempOriginType
Nigra21

Black

Phyllostachys nigra

One of the most popular bamboos, however it does require protection from our warm weather to ... Read more>>
8 5 -15 China Runnning (invasive)
2001-06-02-0701

Java Black

Giagantochloa atroviolacea

Java is a highly attractive ornamental bamboo and one of the most popular of all the ... Read more>>
10 8 -4 Java / Sumatra Clumping
Malay-Verigated

Malay Variegated

Bambusa heterostachya variegated

This bamboo will create a beautiful variegated hedge that is very dense and easy to ... Read more>>
3 3 -2 Malaysia Clumping
22-01-06-112

Nepalese Blue

Himalayacalamus porcatus

This is an outstanding smaller, ornamental bamboo that is best suited to part shade. A beautiful, ... Read more>>
3 1 -4 Nepal Clumping
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Purple Jade

Drepanostachyum khasianum

This is a beautiful bamboo for the smaller garden. Khasia would prefer some shade during the ... Read more>>
4 1 -4 India Clumping
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Temple

Semiarundinaria fastuosa

Temple bamboo is a stunning ornamental species with its short branches and erect canes. The larger ... Read more>>
10 4 -20 Japan Running (invasive)
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Tiger Grass

Thysanolaena maxima

Although this plant is not actually a bamboo it does complement any bamboo garden with its ... Read more>>
3 1 -2 SE Asia Clumping
OPT_2001-5-25-timor-002

Timor Black

Bambusa lako

Chocolate black canes with lime green stripes, a truly beautiful bamboo. This bamboo will do best ... Read more>>
12 10 -3 Timor Islands Clumping