|Angelmist Bamboo- Dendrocalamus amoenus var. minor|
|Golden Bali Bamboo- Schizostachyum brachycladum|
There are several genera and numerous species and their cultivars within this size group. Some are tropical but many are cold-hardy, some of which can tolerate the midwestern deep freeze. For those who live in Florida, a great many mid-size species can be grown well with some care.
Caring for this group of bamboos is easy enough.Most of this size group of bamboos needs average landscape planting conditions, but do require ample moisture to grow their best. Heavy mulching and routine fertilizing with low-analysis organic fertilizers will bring out the best characters in bamboo. Many people will try to grow bamboo at maximum speed by overfertilizing their plants, but this practice leads to soft growth and shallow roots. Slower, controlled growth makes for a better bamboo plant. Make sure the plants have plenty of root space at planting time so the plants can make the maximum root ball while they establish.
|Slender Weaver Bamboo - Bambusa textilis var. gracilis|
to choose the right plant for your needs and space. Knowing what conditions you have and what kind of grower you are will mandate which species you should choose. Of course, there is a bamboo society to coach you with the space and skill needed to grow every species for your climate.