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).

Arachniodes simplicior

Moderate leaf loss
Arachniodes simplicior
  • Solitary
  • Hardy to -20 °C
Magnificent but slow-growing fern. Yellow band along the main arteries of the dark-green, shiny leaves. We need to gain more experience in the garden with this species, which is usually grown in greenhouses for its foliage.It seems to be adequately frost-resistant.
Max 30cm
Sizes and prices  2 Liter=€7,50 3L=€10 5L=€15 7L=€20 Full price list

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