Growing bamboo plants, both for aesthetic and commercial use, is becoming increasingly popular. There are many different types of bamboo to choose from including the popular Semi Arundinaria Yashadake Kimmei. This beautiful and versatile plant is native to China and Japan, but grows well in many parts of North America.
Anyone considering commercial production of bamboo will find that there are many markets. Bamboo flooring has become very popular. It is light in color and adds a natural richness to any room. In addition, it is very hard waring and perfect for busy family homes. Yet one of the most enduring features for many shoppers is the fact that it comes from a sustainable resource. Many people are now aware that the destruction of hardwood forest is bad for everyone, and are actively looking for environmentally responsible alternatives.
Bamboo really is an amazing plant. It grows very quickly and is very tough. Climate and soil conditions do not have to be perfect. It is drought resistant and also not damaged by deer. There are so many different varieties, that can be grown for specific purposes. Blinds and screens are now being made, they are such naturally beautiful products that bring a touch of eastern elegance to any home. The larger bamboos are perfect for making furniture and even fence rails.
Landscapers are coming to value the many things that bamboo has to offer. As well as making a hardy and decorative element to any backyard, it can also add to privacy and create shade. Anyone incorporating a water feature should consider bamboo pipes. They are pollution free and aesthetically pleasing and keep the eastern theme running throughout the entire area.
Of the many varieties the Kimmei is a very popular one. It is part of the Poaceae family and flourishes in full sun. It is a good choice for undulating landscapes as it thrives in pretty much any terrain. It can be the perfect way to create visual interest in a large but plain back yard. Anyone with such an area to work on should talk with their landscaper about the benefits of adding some Kimmei.
Another popular choice is the Shibataea. This variety is from the genus Phyllostachys and is the perfect material for creating thick hedges for privacy and shade. It can also be trimmed to form shapes and add a great talking point to any back yard area. For those who like to spend time outdoors relaxing there is nothing better than a bamboo garden. It really brings the tranquility of the orient right to any home.
One of the few downsides of bamboo is that without good management it can grow out of control very quickly. The underground root system spreads fast, and new owners must be sure to keep up a good management program. This will mean trimming back the plants in the spring and cutting back any excessive growth.
Semi Arundinaria Yashadake Kimmei and other bamboos make a great feature of any yard or garden. There are plenty of nursery and plant farms growing bamboo throughout the country. Finding a local grower is the first step. It is then worth spending some time discussing the landscaping requirements to find just the right variety. Growers will be more than willing to help and advise.