These are the running (invasive) species of bamboo. Though we dont generally recommend planting these in ground, they do make particularly good pot plants and plantings in narrow planter boxes and troughs. If treated with respect, the running bamboos can make fantastic ornamentals.
A stunning upright running bamboo with very small leaves. Great for large pots and planter boxes. Grows best in Temperate climates - so best suited to southern parts of Australia. Named 'Marbled Bamboo' because the culm sheaths have a marbled pattern.
A nice tidy upright running bamboo which makes fantastic pot plant or planter box specimens. Will usually get to about 2m tall in pots.
A large running bamboo with excellent quality timber and shoots. Native to China, this species is the most common source of bamboo timber in China for manufacturing and bamboo textiles. Grows best in temperate climates, or cool sub-tropical regions.
A beautiful black stemmed running bamboo. A great bamboo for large pots and planter boxes. Grows best in Temperate climates - so best suited to southern parts of Australia.
An outstanding low growing running bamboo with lush green foliage . A great bamboo for pots and planter boxes, or planted in ground as a ground cover.
An outstanding low growing running bamboo with golden green foliage . A great bamboo for pots and planter boxes, or planted in ground as a ground cover.
A particularly unique small running bamboo with small oval shapes leaves. A great bamboo for pots and planter boxes. Resistant to the mites which plague so many of the running bamboo species.
A fantastic bamboo for planter boxes, troughs and pots. The long thin elongated leaves gives the bamboo a really great look. Does best in slightly shaded areas. This is a running (spreading) bamboo, so best for planting in containers or planter boxes.