Hillsborough, NC
(919) 801-0211

Serving Atlantic Seaboard customers from Florida to Long Island


Bamboo & Ornamental Grasses

Cooper-Payne Tree Farms has a wide variety of cold-hardy bamboos suitable for Zones 7 and Zone 6. We have machine-dug clumps of mature canes that range from 0ne cane to bamboo clumps weighing several thousand pounds.  Our cold-hardy bamboos can handle the colder regions of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersery, New York and Southern Connecticut.  Cold tolerances range from O' F. to - 20' F. We have specimen quality bamboos of the hard to find Japanese Timber Bamboos as Vivax as well as 28 other cold-hardy varieities.

We also have a wide selection of ornamental grasses for every landscaping need.

Bamboo

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Japanese Timber Bamboo

One of the most impressive bamboos, this is the preferred building material in much of Asia. These grand and graceful groves are perfect for a screening or the Japanese garden.

On the East Coast, this will grow from coastal New York southward to the Gulf Coast. Japanese Timber Bamboo has extremely strong and durable culms resistent to breakage due to snow and ice.

Maximum Height: 72 feet

Diameter: 6 inches

Location: Well drained soil in sun or shade

Hardiness: Cold tolerant to about zero degrees.

Photo of Japanese Timber Bamboo in a completed landscape

Grove of Japanese Timber Bamboo in a completed landscape in North Carolina. Culms (canes) are 40 feet tall.

Photo of Japanese Timber Bamboo in a completed landscape

Grove of Japanese Timber Bamboo in a completed landscape in North Carolina. Culms (canes) are 40 feet tall.

Photo of Japanese Timber Bamboo installation

View from the inside of a grove of Japanese Timber Bamboo in a completed landscape in North Carolina.

Photo of Japanese Timber Bamboo installation

Unloading a clump of 40' tall Japanese Timber Bamboo.

Photo of Japanese Timber Bamboo installation

Unloading a clump of 40' tall Japanese Timber Bamboo.

Photo of Japanese Timber Bamboo installation

Unloading giant timber bamboo at a North Carolina residence. Clump weighs approximately 500-600 pounds.

Photo of Giant Timber Bamboo stand near bulding

Giant Timber Bamboo stand at a residential location.

Photo of Giant Bamboo Timber grove

Giant Timber Bamboo grove at our North Carolina nursery.


Vivax Timber Bamboo

Another of the impressive timber bamboos, this is a favorite due to its fast rate of growth and its impressive yellow coloring. These grand and graceful groves are perfect for a screening or the Japanese garden.

On the East Coast, this will grow from coastal New York southward to the Gulf Coast.

Maximum Height: 50 feet

Diameter: 3.5 inches

Location: Well drained soil in sun or shade

Hardiness: Cold tolerant to about minus 5 degrees.

Photo of Vivax Timber Bamboo grove

Vivax grove at our North Carolina nursery.

 

Photo of Vivax Timber Bamboo landscaping

30' Vivax canes beside residential driveway.

Photo of Vivax Bamboo grove Photo of mature Vivax Bamboo culm
     

"Robert Young" Giant Bamboo

Another impressive bamboos, the Robert Young Giant Bamboo is favored for its beautiful golden canes.

On the East Coast, this will grow from coastal New York southward to the Gulf Coast.

Maximum Height: 40 feet

Diameter: 3 inches

Location: Well drained soil in sun

Hardiness: Cold tolerant to about minus 5 degrees.

Photo of "Robert Young" Giant Bamboo

Robert Young grove at our North Carolina nursery.

Photo of "Robert Young" Giant Bamboo

Robert Young grove at our North Carolina nursery.

Photo of "Robert Young" Giant Bamboo

Robert Young grove at our North Carolina nursery.

Photo of mature Robert Young Bamboo culm

Golden Crookstem "Alata" Bamboo

Golden Crookstem or "Alata" culms are a beautiful lemon yellow color in fall. When planted in direct sun, the culms take on a bright magenta highlightin the spring. This is among the hardiest hardiest bamboo with yellow or golden culms.

On the East Coast, this will grow from Connecticut southward to the Gulf Coast.

Maximum Height: 26 feet

Diameter: 1.5 inches

Location: Well drained soil in sun or shade

Hardiness: Cold tolerant to minus 15 degrees.

Photo of Golden Crooksteam "Alata" Bamboo

Golden Crookstem grove at our North Carolina nursery.

Photo of Golden Crooksteam "Alata" Bamboo

Golden Crookstem grove at our North Carolina nursery.


Yellow Groove Bamboo

Culms are marked with a distinctive yellow stripe, and often develop a stong zig-zag habit near the base. Running, strong vertical growth, fast-growing. Use in a grove or as a windbreak. Excellent
edible shoots!

 

Maximum Height: 25 feet

Diameter: 1.5 inches

Location: Well drained soil in sun or shade

Hardiness: Cold tolerant to 15bory degrees.

Photo of Yellow Groove Bamboo grove

Yellow Groove bamboo grove at our North Carolina nursery.

Photo of Yellow Groove Bamboo grove

Stand of Yellow Groove bamboo at our North Carolina nursery.


Bissetti Bamboo

Exceptionally hardy and beautiful evergreen bamboo with dark green leaves and culms. Quickly establishes an excellent hedge.

Maximum Height: 18 feet

Diameter: 1.5 inches

Location: Well drained soil in sun or shade

Hardiness: Cold tolerant to minus 10 degrees.

Photo of Bissetti Bamboo grove

Bisetti Bamboo grove at our North Carolina nursery.

Photo of Bissetti Bamboo clump

Bissetti culms in a grove at our North Carolina nursery.


Black Bamboo

Green culms emerge, gradually becoming shiny black. Use individually or as a container specimen. Moderate-growing. Not as aggressive or dense as most other running bamboo.

 

Maximum Height: 15 feet

Diameter: 1.5 inches

Location: Well drained soil in sun or shade

Hardiness: Cold tolerant to 0 Degrees.

Photo of Black Bamboo clumps

Black Bamboo clumps in a grove at the nursery.

Photo of Black Bamboo grove

Black Bamboo grove at our North Carolina nursery.


Bory (Tiger) Bamboo

Bory bamboo is a large variety of Black bamboo that does not turn solid black, but develops a mahogany mottling on the older culms. It has a nice appearance and good quality wood.

 

Maximum Height: 50 feet

Diameter: 3 inches

Location: Well drained soil in sun or shade

Hardiness: Cold tolerant to 0 degrees.

Photo of Bory Bamboo culm

Bory (also called "Tiger") Bamboo culm..

Photo of Tiger Bamboo culms

Example of Bory (Tiger) culm coloration.


Early Bamboo

This is an interesting and rare bamboo. The culms are yellow with a green sulcus and sometimes bare an attractive red blush as the new shoots develop. It is also known for its tasty new shoots, which are often the first to emerge out of the ground in early spring (hence the name "Early Bamboo"). It is best planted as a solitary specimen, in an area where the display of bright colors can be easily viewed and enhanced.

Maximum Height: 33 feet

Diameter: 2 inches

Location: Well drained soil in sun or shade

Hardiness: Cold tolerant to 5 degrees.

Photo of Early Bamboo grove

Early Bamboo grove at our North Carolina nursery.

Photo of Early Bamboo grove

Early Bamboo grove at our North Carolina nursery.


Shiroshima Bamboo

Its foliage is nearly a foot long but just 1 1/4 inch wide, giving it a very elegant look, and it remains striped in white and cream year-round. If grown in strong sun, it will also add streaks and flashes of red and purple tones, especially round the edges and at the tip of the leaves.

 

Maximum Height: 10 feet

Diameter: 0.5 inch

Location: Well drained soil in sun or shade. Can be grown indoors in containers.

Hardiness: Cold tolerant to 0 degrees.

Photo of Shiroshima Bamboo grove

Shiroshima Bamboo patch at our North Carolina nursery.

Photo of Shiroshima Bamboo clump

Shiroshima Bamboo culms.


Kuma Bamboo Grass

This dwarf bamboo has deep-green leaves that become bicolored with the onset of autumn. The leaves then exhibit straw-colored margins, which persist into spring in warmer zones. It is a striking plant en masse or as groundcover in a woodland garden. It usually grows to 2 or 3 feet tall, but may reach 5 feet tall in deep shade with runners extending out as many as 30 feet.

Maximum Height: 5 feet

Diameter: 0.5 inches

Location: Well drained soil in shade and woodland gardens.

Hardiness: frost tolerant

Photo of Kuma Bamboo Grass grove

Kuma Bamboo Grass patch at our North Carolina nursery.

Photo of Kuma Bamboo grass

Kuma Bamboo Grass.

Ornamental Grasses

Photos and inventory details coming soon.