We have been collecting and propagating clumping and running varieties of bamboos at our Central Florida farmstead since 1991. When we initially purchased the land, very few plants were growing on our 50 acres. A few small slash pines and scrub oaks provided only minimal shade and did a poor job of shielding the view of our neighbor's messy yard. Our original need was for privacy and since we loved the look, sound and feel of bamboo, we set about encircling our property with privacy hedges of the giant grass.
We learned many important lessons through trial and error, extensive reading and by speaking with and visiting other bamboo growers in Florida and around the country.
Now, two decades after our first plantings, our land is surrounded by beautiful groves of bamboo. Some are 30- to 50-feet tall and still growing bigger year by year.
Other varieties include mid-size clumping bamboos that grow from 20-feet to 35-feet tall and and smaller varieties that will stay under 15 feet.
All of our neighbors' yards are now completely blocked off by clumping and running bamboos planted along fence lines. Redwing blackbirds and cardinals constantly fly in and out of the swaying canes.
When our youngest son was around 10 he made a secret fort in one clump of golden bamboo while our oldest son, Tim, has always enjoyed crafting wind chimes, furniture and jewelry out of bamboo canes. Most bamboos also produce edible shoots which are tasty when cooked.
Take your time browsing through the information on the different varieties we offer for sale. If you decide bamboo is a plant you would like to grow, we invite you to come visit Beautiful Bamboo and see for yourself the many bamboo plants and bamboo poles on display and for sale at our Central Florida semi-tropical nursery.
Beautiful Bamboo is open Monday through Saturday from 8 - 4, closed Sunday. If you can't make it during our regular hours, please call to schedule a special appointment. Please email, text or call if you are interested in having bamboos shipped to you from Florida.