Bamboo Search

Please note that there are often additional factors that may effect your choice.  In addition, this system uses heights attained at our nursery in Sebastopol, (which is strongly influenced by coastal weather patterns), and each species may get larger or stay smaller than listed here depending upon  and many environmental factors of your site, including the size of your planting area.  For a more detailed discussion please see Choosing your Bamboo.


  • Do you want a running or clumping type bamboo?

  • How tall do you need it to grow ultimately?

  • What is the lowest temperature (Fahrenheit) reached in the planting area?

  • What kind of sun exposure?

  • What is your intended purpose/use for the bamboo?