help black bamboo

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  1. anglerchick

    anglerchick Member

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    Hello
    I need some help with pricing black bamboo. I recently removed a bunch from a person's yard (too much) I have all I want to keep and want to get rid of the rest.
    I would like to know what the going price is on it so I can make a (lower) deal to get rid of it.
    All I can tell you is its between 30 - 40 feet tall and its black and beautiful. I know nothing else about it could you guys/girls help me please.
    Thank you
     
  2. Black bamboo

    There are all kinds of "black bamboo". Suggest you check with a bamboo nursery, or a book and find out what you have. Then you can find what the going price is....

    Good luck.
     
  3. jacth

    jacth Member

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    do you still have some black bamboo for sale?
     
  4. LPN

    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Contact local nurseries and garden centers in Santa Clara county or other nearby areas to see if they might be interested in purchasing some from you. Clumps with odd numbersed culms (stems) are best. Three, 5, 7, (12' or so) that can be potted up are best for nurseries. Large 30' - 40' may also be attractive for certain nurseries or landscapers that provide "instant success" with their plantings.

    Cheers, LPN.
     
  5. Weekend Gardener

    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    Up here in North West Pacific, "Black" bamboo invariably means Physollostachys nigra. But in the warmer climates of Santa Clara, it could be a tropical bamboo. The prices vary depending on the variety, the size of the clump, the size (usually diameter) of the culms, and the local availbility. I agree with the suggestion to check the prices in the nurseries.
     
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  6. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Could also advertise in classifieds. You will not have as much invested in it as a garden center or other retailer, should be priced half or less, unless you have potted it in which case as much as wholesale might be fair (even commercial dealers will vary in their pricing, don't go by what one outlet only is asking).

    Also don't let it sit around and dry out, that will spoil it. Bamboo roots must be kept moist, dry very quickly with exposure to air. Usable divisions will have intact, earthen root balls.

    Sections of rootstock (rhizome, the thick, creeping parts that roots come out of) can also be used to generate new plants, if covered immediately after digging and kept moist the whole time after.
     
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  7. Freakygardner

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    I went to a specialist nursery and prices ranged from £30 for very small ones to £145 for large ones up to £175.

    A certain DIY store did some at £30 and £40 for 4 year old plants which were about six foot high
     

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