Bambusa are tender tropical members of the grass family which produce masses of evergreen leaves. They are most likely to be successful in the UK if they are cultivated in the South or South-west, although there are a few hardier species.
Different species of Bambusa vary in height, for instance B.arundinacea grows between 10 and 50 feet tall while B.disticha normally grows no more than two and half feet.
In Britain, bamboos should be cultivated in the wetter and warmer parts of the country. When planted you should include leafmould in the soil.
Bambusa vulgaris below.