While bamboo is considered a tropical plant by most, there are actually many varieties that are well suited to the more temperate areas of the northeastern region of the United States. Several nurseries and growers within the region can supply those looking to incorporate bamboo into their landscape. Bamboo comes a variety of species and cultivars, all fully capable of handling the climatic extremes of the area.
Summer Hill Nursery in Madison, Connecticut provides a number of different bamboos including Indocalmus, Fargesia, Sasa, Sasaella, and Phyllostachis in a range of sizes from 2 to 7 gallon containers. Call 203-421-3055 or go to www.summerhillnursery.com.
The New England Bamboo Company in Rockport, Massachusetts is the largest bamboo nursery in the northeast. They specialize in rare and unusual bamboos and grasses. Got to www.newengbamboo.com or call 978-546-3581.
Tripple Brook Farm, Inc. in Southampton, Massachusetts offers over 60 selections of cold hardy bamboo including Sasa, Plieoblastus, Phyllostachys, Fargesia and more. Visits are by appointment for wholesale and retail buyers. Catalogs are available or contact them at 413-527-4626 or visit www.tripplebrookfarm.com.
Little Acre Farm in Howell, New Jersey provides retail sales of bamboo and can also handle wholesale purchases of Phyllostaechys, Pleioblastus, Fragesia and other varieties that are cold hardy. Visits are by appointment only. They deliver locally and consulting, design and installation services are available. Go to www.littleacrebamboo.com or call 732-938-6300 for more information.
Touch the Earth, Inc. in Morristown, New Jersey has both wholesale and retail sales of many varieties including Pseudosassa japonica, Sasa palmata and Pyllostachys. They also design and install privacy hedges, indoor plantings and other landscape projects. Local delivery is available. Visits are by appointment only. Call 973-538-2218 and speak to Bamboo Bob Foley or visit the website at www.idigbamboo.com
Hamptons Grass & Bamboo in Southampton, New York provides wholesale and retail sales of bamboos other ornamental grasses. They are also available to consult, design and install bamboo. Give them a call at 631-725-8499 or go to their website at www.hamptonsgrassandbamboo.com.
Klyn Nurseries Inc. in Perry, Ohio is a wholesale only concern selling container-grown bamboo for the landscape trade. Visits are by appointment only and they do have a catalog available to landscape professionals. Contact 1-800-860-8104 or visit online at www.klynnurseries.com
Bamboo Habitat, in Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania offers winter-hardy Phyllostachys vivax and Pseudosasa japonica. They also carry rhizome barrier, bamboo poles and other supplies for anyone interested in raising bamboo and provide local delivery. Call 610-754-9829 or visit their website at www.bamboohabitat.com.
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