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).

Trachycarpus fortunei

Chusan windmill palm

Moderate leaf loss
Trachycarpus fortunei
  • Solitary
  • Hardy to -15 °C
The only palm that grows well in our climate and tolerates our winters very well. It's nearly always sufficient to simply loosely pack it (particularly the growth point) in the winter. Different forms may be found in the trade. I prefer the so called 'Nanking'-variety with flat and tight leaves. This palm should be planted in every exotic garden! Prices are average and subject to plantquality and containersize.
Max 5m
Sizes and prices  Seedlings from €5, trunked from € 19,50 and then around € 2,50 per cm trunk Full price list

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