There are about 20 species, they are mostly dwarf to medium sized. They will produce slender hollow stems with small narrow leaves. The leaves are lance shaped with cross veins that give a tessellated appearance. The flowers are produced at varying intervals but are not decorative.
How to propagate Bamboo
By seed in spring or autumn.
By division in autumn. Selected cultivars should be propagated by division only.
Special features of Bamboo
Other uses of Bamboo
Used for hedging as well as for ornamental purposes. The woody stems can have many uses. Suitable for coastal conditions.