PLANT LISTING  2017

Actinidia 'Kiwi'
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Note: 1 male and 1 female needed to produce fruit. *Note: 1 male can pollinate up to 6 females.
.Actinidia deliciosa ‘Saanichton’ Kiwi (Female) Zone (6)7, Vine, 15’ – 35’. The 'Sannichton' cultivar comes from the Canadian Agriculture station on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. It has endured longer colder temperatures than the others. The fruit is longer and slightly squarish, but same great flavor and texture. Ripens 1 week earlier than Hayward. Needs a strong supporting trellis.
1gallon, $ 25.00ea

Actinidia deliciosa
Male Kiwi Zone 7, Sun, Vine. Needed for female pollination.
1gallon, $ 25.00ea,
1 pair: 1 female + 1 male for $45.00.

Aspidistra elatior
Cast Iron Plant
Zone (8)9, Shade only! 2’. This Surprisingly hardy shade tolerant exotic plant comes from the orient. Large long thick erect evergreen leaves add fullness and colour in the darkest spots in the garden or under-story plantings. Requires little water.
1gallon, $ 25.00ea

Asimina triloba     PawPaw

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 Zone 5 – 8, Full Sun, 9’.
Native to eastern USA. Paw Paw's produce the largest fruit of any native US trees. Producing up to 1 foot long and 1 lb green/yellow banana like fruit.
Delicious tropical Mango flavor. This was one of the Native American food sources for thousands of years. I now have 10 varieties available.
Davis,
Mango,
NC-1,
Pennsylvania Gold
Overleese,
Sunflower (Semi-Self fertile)
And more varieties
 2 required for good pollination. Highly recommended. RARE.
1gallon, $ 30.00ea, 2 for $55.00.

Araucaria araucana   The Monkey Tree

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Zone7, Full Sun, Ht: Slow to 125'++

Slow growing ornamental evergreen tree. Unique spiraling arrangement of triangle leaves on long “monkey tail” like braches. Can be used in small gardens for many years due to slow growth. Mature trees produce giant seed cones that contain edible nuts. Tolerant of cool damp climates.

$12.00 8" liner size, $25.00 1 gallon size.

Camillia sinensis    Tea Tree,     Chinese Tea
Zone 7,Sun to part shade, 6’-8’ ht.

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This hardy Russian hybrid of the Chinese Tea comes from Sochi the home of the 2014 Olympic Games. This is the northern tea of commerce.
Grows easily in the Pacific northwest.
1 ½”young glossy green leaves are pruned  in spring for drying to make green tea.
Make an excellent thick full hedge that can be use on edible landscapes. Highly recommended. Makes a great Gift.
1gallon, $ 25.00ea

   
Camillia sinensis    Korean Tea
Zone 7,Sun to part shade, 6’-8’ ht.
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High altitude tea from the Boseong Mountainous region in Korea.

1 gallon $25.00ea

Canna musifolia 'Grande'
Giant Banana Canna
Zone (8)9+, Sun, 12’ - 18
This is the Worlds Largest Canna. Enormous growth in one year. This Banana Canna has large tropical banana-like leaves 3’ long and 1’ wide. Maroon margins and veining on the leaves. Cold Climates: Dig in late fall.
1gallon or division, $ 25.00ea


Citrus
(See New Citrus Page!)

Citrus junos, Yuzu Inchandrin

Japanese Hardy Lemon

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Zone 6,Sun,3’x3’ ht & w
Hardiest of the edible citrus. Can be grown anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.
Grows 3” Dia lemons fruit that have a zesty juice lemony lime flavour. Used for Juice, Zest and Japanese style cooking. Plant in a hot microclimate to initiate early blooming and fruiting.
Highly recommended. Very rare +

Sorry, Now Sold out till 2018. Taking Reservations for 2018!
$ 35.00ea, 1 gallon pots


The Persimmon Tree  ‘Nikita's Gift’
Diospyros kaki x virginiana

Zone 6, Full to ½ Sun, H-12’,W-10’

From the Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta, Ukraine, this unique hybrid of Asian and American

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Persimmon bears bountiful crops of sweet and flavorful, reddish-orange fruit followed by strikingly beautiful, orange-yellow fall foliage. Nikita's Gift is ready to eat when soft and tender like a ripe tomato and non-astringent. Persimmons like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.

Nikita is Self pollinating and blooms in June for fruit in late October. Starting from a 3 year old tree.

$35.00ea in 1 gal. pot

New for 2017.........'Fire Crystal', 'Early Fuyu', and Meader Persimmons Trees

Persimmons 'Fire Crystal' an Asian Cultivar

Very popular in the Xian region of central China, Fire Crystal™ Asian Persimmon is prized for its attractive, compact growth habit and abundant crops of delicious, very sweet, bright orange fruit, which are ready to eat when soft and tender like a ripe tomato.

$35.00ea in 1 gal. pot

Persimmon 'Early Fuyu' an Asian Cultivar

Early Fuyu Asian Persimmon is an early-ripening variety that has proven itself a reliable producer in our Pacific Northwest climate. Every year we harvest good crops of beautiful, orange fruit from our compact, attractive trees. Early Fuyu Asian Persimmon fruit is sweet and flavorful and can be eaten when firm or allowed to soften and become even sweeter.

$35.00ea in 1 gal. pot

Persimmon 'Meader'  an American Cultivar

'Meader' American Persimmon was selected by the late Professor Elwyn Meader in New Hampshire, this outstanding, self-fertile variety produces delicious, sweet, deep orange fruit. A fine ornamental as well, Meader’s large, dark green foliage turns a beautiful red and yellow in the fall.

$35.00ea in 1 gal. pot

Prairie Star ™  American Persimmon Cultivar

Diospyrus virginiana

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One of the earliest ripening American Persimmon varieties, Prairie Star™ is prized for its unusually large, very sweet, firm and flavorful fruit.            

Self-fertile, Prairie Star™ fruit is also a seedless variety. 

$45.00ea in 3 gal. pot ,

 

$55.00 in a 5 gal. pot

           

 Prairie Sun™   American Persimmons,

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From the breeding work of Jim Claypool in Illinois, this unique variety is very early ripening and is prized for its large, delectably sweet, firm, and delicious fruit. Prairie Sun™ is self-fertile and bears abundant crops of seedless, orange-yellow fruit in our orchard.

Hardiness: These American Persimmon are hardy to minus -31C.                 

Fruiting/Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting

Size at Maturity:10-12 ft. in height (with occasional pruning).                     

Bloom Time: June                   

Ripening Time: Late September 

 Yield: 30+ lbs.

Persimmons are to big to ship 4'-6' tall. Pick-up only!

$45.00ea in 3 gal. pot ,

$55.00 in a 5 gal. pot


Feijoa sellowiana
Pineapple Guava ( Coolige Cultivar)

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Zone 8, Sun, 8’ x 5'. This evergreen bushy plant from the myrtle family comes from South America. It is known as the hardiest of subtropical fruits. The flowers are edible and are a cross between a pink-petaled fuchsia and a bottlebrush with red stamens. It produces lime green, egg shaped fruits which when fully ripe taste like a blended mix of papaya pineapple, banana and strawberry! The fruiting season needs 4 to 5 months in a warm Zone 9 or 6 to 7 months in a Zone 8. The pineapple guava is self-fertilizing but two plants improve pollination and produce heavier yields. Plant in a fertile, sunny/ well drained location.
1gallon, $ 25.00ea


Feijoa sellowiana  Pineapple Guava  'Nikita'

This attractive new variety was discovered at the Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta, Ukraine. Among the earliest to ripen, it is prized for its tasty longer fruit and its compact growth habit. Very hardy. Plant one of each variety for excellent cross pollination. Best location is a protected south facing wall with overhead eves protection.

1gallon, $ 35.00ea

 
Ficus carica ‘Desert King’  Fig

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5 Star producer on the Pacific Coast,

Zone 7, Sun, 25’ x 25'. Pruned 8'x8'
 This variety is the most successful fig in the West coast temperate wet cool climate. It has green skin with large fist size strawberry flesh figs, very sweet to the taste. This tree is the most reliable for producing high yields of fruit each year. Loves our cool weather here on the coast. It makes a good container tree in colder climates. Below zone 7 store over winter in a cool area/ such as a garage, after the first two frosts.

1gallon,
$ 25.00ea, 5gallon $45.00ea


Hedychium Ginger

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Edible ginger but most prized for the flowers. 
 

Hedychium densiflorum ' Assam Orange '

Zone 8 - 10, Sun - Shade, Height 2' -3'

A short species with a thin long spike of lacy orange flowers.

The spikes bloom simultaneously and are quite showy. Likes some sun.

Earliest blooming.  The only Hedychium to flower in a 1 gallon pot. Flowers first year!

A knockout plant.  Attracts Butterflies.

1gallon, $ 25.00ea 


Hedychium forrestii

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Zone 7 - 9, Sun – Part Shade, 7'. Large, tall, strong banana leaved ginger from Yunnan, China.  Producing Sweet tropical scented white blooms mid-summer. Highly recommended.

1gallon, $ 25.00ea 


Morus nigra
Illinois Everbearing Mulberry
Zone 4, Sun – Part Shade, 10’ - 20’. Attractive large-leafed deciduous tree that is a heavy producer of super sweet blackberry like fruit 1½” long and extremely hardy. All trees will produce fruit in the 1st year in a pot!
1gallon, $ 35.00ea   

Musa basjoo
 Japanese Fiber Banana

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Zone 5-8(protected) 9-11, Full Sun, Height 25’.
Most popular & reliable banana. The Musa basjoo banana plant is very exotic, and their large, draping, tropical leaves would look excellent around a pool, Jacuzzi and all water features.  Used effectively for a quick lush Tropical garden appearance.

Bananas are giant clumping herbs that grow from underground rhizomes. The trunks are tightly wrapped leaf
sheaths. Each trunk, in its lifetime, produces one flower spike, then fruits and slowly dies. The banana plant replaces itself by growing suckers, otherwise known as "pups", or new shoots, from the base of the parent plant.
Musa Basjoo prefers cool temperatures and will remain full and lush until the first frost. With proper protection each winter, your Banana tree will produce a flower and bananas in the third or fourth season.

I have been growing Musa basjoo for 30 years. It generally requires Zone 7 or higher if it is to be left in the ground over winter. Over-wintering in the ground can occur in Zone 6 and even 5 in areas where ground frost doesn't run too deep or supplemental heat can be provided. Sometimes positioning next to a building can facilitate this. In areas where ground frost is a problem they can be lifted each fall.

Sorry Sold out for 2017

1gallon, $ 25.00ea, 10gallon $75.00ea


Musa maurellii/Ensete ventricosum    The Giant Ethiopian Red Banana

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Red Banana Zone 9 - 11, Sun, 6’ - 15’. Absolutely Awesome! This spectacular, fast growing banana to 15 foot high and 4 foot wide trunk produces striking bold red and green leaves creating a stunning tropical garden display. Requires full hot sun and rich garden soil, water and fertilizer weekly for impressive growth. Excellent as a large container plant. Move outside in May. Cut back and put indoors around October. Store plant in frost-free location over winter.

1gallon, $ 25.00ea


Olea europaea Arbequina
Spanish Olive

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Zone 8 (Dry), Sun, 5’ - 20’. This is a small Spanish Olive. Fruiting in summer. One of the oldest trees being over 2000 years old. Slow growing to 20 feet with evergreen, grey-green leaves. Good bonsai specimen. Develops large caudex base when pruned back.
1gallon, $ 30.00ea

Olea europaea Leccino
Italian Olive

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Zone 8 (Dry), Sun, 5’ - 20’. This is a small
Hardy olive variety from Italy. Prized for the volume of large fruit on weeping green grey leaves.
Pollinate with Arbequina, Seascape or Universal variety.
Hardy in a Dry Zone 8, use a sunny protected microclimate. Such as under eves or a cold frame overwinter.

Sorry Sold out till 2018
1gallon, $ 30.00ea

Olea europaea 'Seascape'

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Large light green early ripening variety from the Nikita Botanical Garden in the Ukraine.  Plant with another variety for cross pollination.

1gallon, $ 30.00ea

Olea europaea 'Universal'

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Large oil producing green fruit as from the Nikita Botanical Garden in the Ukraine. Plant with another variety for cross pollination.
 1gallon, $ 30.00ea


Persea Americana   Avocado

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Zone (8 protected) 9-11, Sun,6’-18’, Native Height 80’ Pruned on Dwarf rootstock 8’, Evergreen.  
1 gallon, $ 45.00ea

‘Mexicola’ Avocado
Origin Coolidge, Pasadena, 1910. Mexican. Tree tall and spreading, vigorous. Fruit small, 5 oz., round pyriform, skin paper-thin and edible, purplish black, waxy bloom. Flesh highest quality, seed very large. Hardiest cv. known, seedlings useful as rootstocks in far north. Recovers rapidly from freeze. Defoliated at 20° F, trunk killed at 17° F. Fruiting Season September.

There are 3 groups of Avocado varieties, Guatemalan, West Indian and Mexican. The Mexican are the hardiest but are the smallest of the avocado generally oval in size and black in color and under a pound each. Flowering to harvest 7 months. Fruit Maturing through  winter November to February.
Mexican types are native to dry subtropical plateaus and thrive in a Mediterranean climate. They are hardy -7.2C to -4.5C (24-19° F.) for short periods.
These Grafted plants normally produce fruit within two to three years compared to 8 - 20 years for seedlings.
Flowers are bi-sexual, males open in the morning and female in the evening or vice versa. Hand pollinate with a Q-Tip.  There are different theories about avocado pollination, but recent research seems to demonstrate that self-pollination is the norm, meaning that only one tree is necessary for fruit production.


They need extremely well drained rich soil. Keep Avocados on the dry side. Avoid prolong moisture at the roots (no water dish below pot) or excessive salt from fertilizer. Use and Sandy, Bark, Perlite porous soil mix.  Pot up yearly/gradually to next size container . Not 1 gallon to 5 gallon!
Indoor trees need lower night temperatures to induce bloom. Container plants should be moved outdoors in Spring with care. Transition Avocado to full sun over 7-10 days under filtered UV light to avoid sunburned leaves. Place under a tree such as a low hanging Weeping Willow or the like.

$ 45.00ea in 1  gallon pots.


Punica 'Wonderful'
Grocery Store Pomegranate  

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Zone  (8)9 – 10, Sun, 5 -10'.
This heat loving Mediterranean native produces large red-fleshed crispy fruit you buy in the store. Gene dine is produced from the red pulpy fruit. This bushy deciduous tree produces red flowers in spring followed by fruit. Grow against a sunny wall for maximum light and heat reflection.

Punica granatum 'Favorite'
Hardy Russian Pomegranate Zone 7 - 10, Sun, 7' - 10'. This new hardy hybrid from Russia produces a nice tasty 4-5" Orangey-red fruit. Withstanding winter lows of below 10°F. Needs lots of heat in spring and summer to initiate flowers and fruit. Great as a bushy container plant.

Sorry both Pomegranates Sold out now till 2018!,      1 gallon, $ 25.00ea

Ribes uva-crispa Gooseberry ‘Hinnomaki Red’

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 Zone 3 -40C,Sun,1m Ht., 1m W.

‘Hinnonmaki Red’ is an introduction from Finland with outstanding flavor and very high yields of fruit. The small to medium bushes are. The dark red, medium-sized fruit has excellent processing potential in baking and jams. It would not be considered a dessert fruit because of its tangy outer skin, but much of the tartness dissipates when fully ripe. It begins fruiting the year after planting.

1 gallon pot, 25.00ea


 
Trachycarpus fortunei
Chinese Windmill Palm

Zone 7 - 10, Sun to Part Shade, (slow to) 35’.

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 This large fan palm will produce leaf spans of up to 8 feet! It is a medium-sized palm that is slow growing when young, then kicks in and grows 1' per year to 35' in ideal conditions.

2 gallon  $25.00ea
Sorry Sold Out for 2017


Zanthoxylum piperitum
Japanese Pepper Tree (Sancho Pepper)
Zone6-9,Sun-Part Shade ,Ht 6’-12’

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Small bushy tree producing red peppercorns in summer. Extremely Hot. Very pleasant fragrant Lemon scented leaves. Used like Lemon grass in soups and salads. A favourite ingredient in Miso Soup served with Sushi.


1 gallon size $25.00ea



Zanthoxylum simulans  Szechuan Pepper (Chinese Prickly-ash)

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Zone 6-9,part shade, Height 8-10’ unpruned.
It is one of several species of Zanthoxylum from which Sichuan pepper is produced.
Spicy fragrant leaves used in Chinese cooking
The 3–4 mm peppercorn has a rough reddish brown shell that splits open to release the black seeds from inside. Collected October they are ground to produce pepper. Plant 2 or more for seed production.

1 gallon size $ 25.00ea

 

Ziziphus jujube 'Li'                     Jubjuba, Chinese Date                 Zone6, Full Sun, 2'-12'ht.

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This heat loving fruit tree needs a peach tree location in the Pacific Northwest. Planted up against a hot sunny south wall under the eves. This is the perfect microclimate. This Tree is many-branched, yet narrow and upright. Best eaten fresh. ‘Li’ is the best first tree to have. Li and Lang are the two most commonly available cultivars and were from the original introductions by Frank Meyer to the Plant Introduction Station at Chico, California.The jujube originated in China where they have been cultivated for more than 4,000 years and where there are over 400 cultivars.

 

New for 2017 Chinese Date Jujube varieties and cultivars


Ziziphus jujube 'Coco'

This Cultivar Originates from the Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta, Ukraine. It is prized for its abundant crops of golden brown fruit with a unique, coconut-like flavor.

Ziziphus jujube 'Lang'

Large, pear-shaped fruit which must be fully colored to be best eating. This fruit is best to let dry on the tree. Tree is upright and virtually spineless.

Ziziphus jujube ' Massandra'

Another early-ripening variety from the Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta, Ukraine, Massandra™ Jujube  bears good crops of large, flavorful, glossy dark brown fruit.

Ziziphus jujube 'So'

A new variety, the 'So' jujube, is a dwarf tree with a weeping growth habit.  The fruit is very large and round with a crisp apple-like flavor, great for fresh eating.  It is an early ripening fruit, ripening in August.

Ziziphus jujube 'Black Sea'

Black Sea ™ Jujube is yet another popular selection from the test grounds at the Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta, Ukraine,

It also bears abundant crops of long, pointed fruit. Especially sweet and flavorful, they turn a beautiful chocolate brown when ripe.

See more info at the California Rare Fruit Growers 's web site:http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/jujube.html

$42.00ea 1 gallon size pots of the Jujube.



Bamboo

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Fargesia robusta   
Himilayian Mountain Bamboo                                        Clumping, Zone 6 Min. -20°C/0° F, Sun – Shade, 15’, Culm Dia: 3/4”.                     This tight clumping Mtn. bamboo has a unique characteristic for Fargesia in that it is almost  totally erect.  Similar dainty light airy foliage reminiscent of that seen in many Japanese paintings. This Fargesia is the fastest spreading of the Fargesia's moving out 4" to 6" per year.
5 Gallon, 3-6’tall, $ 55.00ea

Fargesia rufa, Dwarf Mtn Bamboo
Zone5-9,Clumping,Shade-Sun,Ht:8’’,
Culm 1/4”  Small fast growing tight dwarf bamboo. Can be pruned to 2’. Maroon colour canes. Excellent for small gardens.
5 Gallon, 3-5’tall,    $ 45.00ea

Fargesia sp. 'Scabrida'                           Zone 6 - 9, Height: 12-14 feet, Dia: 0.5 to .75 inches, Hardiness: -20C (-5° F), Non-running (Clumping)

 This elegant bamboo was collected in 1997 from the mountains of Pingwu county in Sichuan, China at an elevation over 8,500 feet.                                                   Scabrida’ has perhaps the most exciting colors of any hardy clumping bamboo: the young culms have dark orange sheaths, opening gradually to reveal steel-blue and lavender culms, aging to an olive green.  The leaves are dark green and slender, with a graceful, airy arrangement. Non-invasive and tight clumping growth habit.
5 Gallon, 3-6’tall, $ 55.00ea

Phyllostachys aureosulcata cv. 'Spectabilis' Tri-color Bamboo
Running, Min. -18°C, Zone 7, Sun, 15’ - 30’, Culm dia: 1½”. Very ornamental and easy to grow.  Tricolor bamboo with green grove (sulcas). In full sun culms/canes take on maroon coloration.  As plant matures culm take on the P. aureosulcata characteristic of forming a ‘z’ in the culm . Notice the bends in the culms. Rare.
5 gallon $65.00, 7 gallon 99.00


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Phyllostachys bambusoides Japanese Timber Bamboo

(Picture of my 20year old grove in Tsawwassen 2008.)

Zone 7, Sun – Shade, 35’ – 55’. Straight tall strong culms create an open bamboo forest. Used mainly for construction and edible shoots. Branches open high up on the culms. It takes about 7 to 9 years to make a nice open forest. The Largest plant in Canada seen growing in West Vancouver B.C. 55’ tall and almost 5” diameter culms. Most Popular Timber Variety!
7 gallon 99.00

Phyllostachys bissetii
Winter Bamboo
Running, Min. Temp. –24°C, Zone 6, Sun – Part Shade, 15’ – 25’ (pruned 8’+), Culm dia. ¾” – 11/4”. Thick dense groves create a perfect screen.  The top gently bends over to create a mushroom appearance from a distance.  Highly prized for fresh, bright green leaves throughout the winter. Very cold tolerant.
5 gallon $79.00


Phyllostachys nigra
Black Bamboo
Running, Zone (5)6 Min –23°C, Sun - Part Shade, 20’ – 30’, Culm Dia. 1½” - 2”. If you can only have one Bamboo, this is the one to own. A very popular ornamental type, its beautiful glossy black canes grow to full size in our west coast climate. It requires moisture at its roots and as the grove matures, the culms develop leaves and branches at the 5' level. The black canes are revealed at this stage. This variety is excellent when grown in a container.

5 gallon $79.00,
7 gallon 99.00,15 gallon $150.00


Phyllostachys rubromarginata
Red Margine Timber Bamboo
Semi-Running, Zone 6 Min. -22°C, Sun, 35’-50’, Culm dia: 3”. Fast Growing medium Timber Variety. Produces good strong  wood. Great Screen.
7 gallon 99.00

Phyllostachys vivax
Chinese Timber Bamboo Running, Zone 6 Min.  -22°C, Sun, 35’ - 70’, Culm dia: 4”. Fastest growing temperate timber bamboo. Full 4” culms can be grown in 3 to 4 years with a vigorous fertilizer program. Needs at least 100 square feet to produce full size culms. Thinner walled culms make this a good bamboo for making instruments and crafts. Edible shoots.
7 gallon 99.00

Phyllostachys vivax aureaculmis
Yellow Chinese Timber
Running, Zone 6 Min. -20°C, Sun, 35’-75’, Culm dia: 4”. New to cultivation. This is a most striking colour, fast growing and hardy timber bamboo. Giant 4” diameter yellow culms have multiple green banding. 5star RARE.
 7 gallon 99.00