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Bamboo

Whilst bamboo can be seen as the backbone of an exotic garden, it can also be used elsewhere for a fast-growing hedge or groundcover. In Holland the largest bamboos can become 8 to 10 metres tall and between 4 to 6 centimeters thick - see our 'news page' for the latest records - whereas the smallest only grows to 20 cm. Most species only become a few metres tall. There are edible bamboos and ones which produce good wood, green and variegated ones, but also black, green or yellow plants. There are those with rapidly spreading roots which have to be kept in check; others (like Chusquea and Fargesia) stay more or less in one place. The minimum temperatures indicated here indicate the lowest temperature at which the bamboo still remains more or less evergreen. Usually the bamboos are not killed by lower temperatures; they will regrow in spring! Our plants are home-grown, and NOT PROPAGATED IN A LABORATORY (not propagated through tissue-culture).

Butia capitata

Jelly palm

Moderate leaf loss
Butia capitata
  • Solitary
  • Hardy to -10 °C
This palm will tolerate -12oC for limited amount of time. Needs very good winter protection. May be grown with care outside. Sometimes is damaged at the growth point and can then die off. The best thing is to protect it with electrical thawing wire or christmas lights. In the mild winter of 2000/2001 the B. capitata in our garden lost it's growth point, but in august new growth appeared! Our wet conditions damaged it badly, though. The next winter was fatal. Grows rather fast.
Max 2m
Clumping
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Butia eriospatha (Wooly butia)

Woolly Butia

Leaf loss
Butia eriospatha (Wooly butia)
  • Tub plant
  • Solitary
  • Hardy to -10 °C
This beauty from altitudes around 1000 m in Southern Brazil is expected to like our cool, humid climate. Differs from B. capitata by it's green leaves and woolly base of the petiole. Growth is rather fast and extends well into autumn.Eexperience with this newcomer shows it's hardiness turns out to be unsufficient. With some artificial heating in winter it will be my first choice palmtree! It appears to tolerate -12oC for short periods. Needs very good winter protection. May be grown with much care outside. Replanted in spring 2018 favoured by global warming ...
Max 2m
Clumping
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