Bamboo Gardener LLC

Bamboo Price List

About the Nursery

Appointment visits are firm for the arranged time only. One on one time between you and a specialist will be set aside for this time period.
Located on Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110, in the center of the island a short 30 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle.


I am not always on site at the nursery, I may be at clients gardens or busy with clients at this nursery site.
Plus the dogs may be on guard.
All reasons to make an appointment a day or more in advance so I can be there for you for your visit.
This is not a "Neon" sign open 24 hour business. This is a private garden that has a nursery on site.

Visits are scheduled Mon - Saturdays 11AM to 4:00PM, Closed Sundays

Bamboo Gardener LLC for the most part is a Retail business, but does sell to wholesale clients.

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Pricing Notes

Bamboos listed below come in 5 gallon containers that range from 1 foot tall on up. Large specimen size plants in 10-20 gallon and larger pots in heights up to the 8 to 15 foot range are available in limited supply. If you want a really tall speciman ( 15 - 25 feet tall ) they are sometimes available, always in short supply, plants are not shipped (As freight, UPS or FedEx), can be delivered locally and cost from $80 on up depending on time and distance. Most specimen-size plants (8 - 15' range) are priced from $150.00 to $250.00 on up based on size and species. A general rule of thumb is if it costs $50 for a 5 gallon container then a 15 gallon is 3 x $50 = $150.00 for the 15 gallon container. And Yellow culm bamboo costs more. Number of culms per container vary, usually 3-5, sometimes more, usually not less. All prices are in $USD.

The most important part of a bamboo plant is not its height when you buy it as height can be a deceptive maturity indicator, as the most important part of the plant is the maturity of the rhizome stock. So a 1 foot tall 5 gallon bamboo that has been in a pot for 2 years with healthy active rhizomes and vigerous feeder roots will always grow taller and faster in the next two years over a 6 foot tall bamboo that someone just pushed into a pot in the last 6 months.

Retail, Wholesale, Discounts

Shipped Orders

If you desire books, rhizome barrier, rhizome barrier seam kits, tools they can be shipped to you. Of course a shipping and handling fee will have to be added ( Unless otherwise stated ) and this will be determined by the size and weight of each individual order. Plants can be delivered in our truck to you for in State orders, but not shipped vis UPS etc. Be sure to contact us for your shipping costs for your orders.

We accept cash, checks money orders and Bank Transfers made payable to: Bamboo Gardener LLC. In U.S. Funds.

Washington State residents buying retail must add 10.1% tax to the total bill.


The following codes are used in the price list below. Clicking on a code within a listing will take you to the appropriate line of the following table. Use your browser's "Back" function to return to the listing.

CulmLive cane with branches and leaves
SLVSome Leaves with slight Variegation
GCGreen Culm
YCYellow Culm
GCYGGreen Culm Yellow Groove
YCGGYellow Culm Green Groove
BCBlue powder on Culm
-10°FCold Hardiness is minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit
0°FCold Hardiness is 0 degrees Fahrenheit
1" x 20'1 inch diameter culm that is 20 feet tall at maturity
LLimited supply for sale at this time

Running Bamboos

Running Bamboos have a growth habit of spreading out an underground network of rhizomes that branch at various intervals over time to form a large grove given adequate water, sun exposure and nutrients. This can be controlled to an extent by using a rhizome barrier or twice yearly root pruning.

Timber Bamboos

(At maturity 30+ feet tall & 2+ inch diameter culm)

Genus species Codes Cold Hardiness Size Pricing
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Allgold' (pictures 1 2) YC, SLV 5°F 2'' x 35' $
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castillon' YCGG, SLV 5°F 2'' x 35' $
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Slender crookstem' (picture) GC 5°F 2'' x 48' $L
Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens MOSO GC 0°F 3'' x 30' $L
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon' (picture) GC 0°F 3.5'' x 50' $
Phyllostachys vivax (pictures 1 2 3 4 5) GC -5°F 4'' x 50'+ $
Phyllostachys vivax aureocaulis (picture) YC-Green Stripes, SLV -5°F 4'' x 50' $L

Mid-Range Bamboos

(12 - 30 feet tall at maturity)

Genus species Codes Cold Hardiness Size Pricing
Phyllostachys angusta 'Stone Bamboo' GC 0°F 1.25'' x 22' $L
Phyllostachys aurea 'Golden Bamboo' (pictures 1 2 3) GC 0°F 1.7'' x 27' $
Phyllostachys aurea flavescens-inversa GCYG 0°F 1.75'' x 27' $L
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi' YCGG, SLV 0°F 1.75'' x 27' $L
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Yellowgroove Bamboo' (pictures 1 2 3 4) GCYG -10°F 1.5'' x 26' $
Phyllostachys aureosulcata aureocaulis (pictures 1 2) YC,SLV -10°F 1.5'' x 26' $L
Phyllostachys aureosulcata spectabilis (pictures 1 2) YCGG, SLV -10°F 1.5'' x 26' $L
Phyllostachys congesta (or atro-vaginata) (pictures 1 2 3 4 5) GC -15°F 2.5'' x 25' $L
Phyllostachys nigra 'Black Bamboo' (picture)   0°F 1 3/4'' x 30' $
Phyllostachys nuda GC -20° 1.75'' x 30' $L

Clumping Bamboos

Clumping Bamboos have a growth habit of only spreading out an inch or so each year. Similar to a daffodil bulb that you plant as a single bulb in year one and dig up five years later to find many little bulblets clinging to the original. The using of a rhizome barrier will not in most cases be needed because of this growth habit. These bamboos come from the conifer and deciduous forests of China growing as an under story plant.

They grow best in filtered sun light. A mature plant ranges in height depending on species from six feet to twenty.

Genus species Codes Cold Hardiness Size Pricing
Fargesia dracocephala GC -10°F 3/4'' x 8-10' $
Fargesia murielae GC -20°F 1/2'' x 8-12' $
Fargesia nitida (Next Generation Seedlings BC -20°F 1/2'' x 12' $L
Fargesia robusta GC 0°F 1'' x 12-15' $L
Thamnocalamus aristatus, also called T. crassinodes (Culm turns reddish brown with some sun) (picture)   5°F 1/2'' x 12' $L

If there is a specific plant you want let us know. We probably can get it for you!

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US Post Mailing address is:

Bamboo Gardener LLC
P.O. Box 17949
Seattle, WA 98127
Telephone: 206-371-1072

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