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Japanese Bamboo Garden in London 13 Stunning Images

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Phyllostachys parvifolia running bamboo

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Award-winning Bamboo: bamboos are native to Asia, the Pacific and South America especially in China and the Pacific region of Niugini. In the UK, the pollination of bamboo flowers has given rise to a multitude of hybrids of bamboo plants with elegant garden features.

Award-winning Bamboo

This page is dedicated to the Award-winning Bamboo Plants and hybrid bamboo that thrive in the UK climate. You will find the most sought-after RHS Merit Award recipients such as the

  • Golden Chinese Timber Bamboo,
  • Chinese Fountain Bamboo, Fargesia Rufa and
  • other Phyllostachys, Nitidia and Fargesia bamboo plants.

Where to Buy Bamboo Plants in the UK

Here are the reputable UK Home and Garden shops where you can get your bamboo plants from. Located in the UK, they deliver to your doorstep, packed and ready for planting.

Click on the link/s to go straight to the Bamboo page. There, you can check out the prices and compare the common Running and Clump-forming bamboo plants from the varieties Phyllostachys and Fergasia.

Bamboo Plants and Supplies

UK Suppliers

Phyllostachys Bamboo Plants

Fargesia Bamboo Plants

Black & Golden Yellow Bamboo Plants

Bamboo-based Eco Products

Best Hand Tools for Removing Bamboo

To help you choose the right bamboo, we provide a complete Guide to Selecting Bamboo Plants. The neat sequence of 6 questions leads you to the right plant! Read and Download the guide.

Propagate bamboo

If you want to propagate bamboo from seeds or cuttings or by separation, you’ll find the articles useful. Each article identifies the best qualities and features of the bamboos. And gives insight into how to propagate them.

Propagating bamboo is a delicate endeavour because the new plants need good soil, moisture and protection from slugs and bugs. Check out my videos for inspiration, I showed the challenges of propagating bamboo plants by separation and from culm and rhizome cuttings.

Grow and Care

Although the bamboo plants are tolerant and undemanding in many instances, they will need care as they grow. Care in terms of

  • containing the spread of rhizomes,
  • cutting the old culms, and
  • feeding them with fertilizers every once in a while.

As the Award-winners grow, their best features will come through. Sit back and enjoy the lush greenery and cover they provide.

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