Welcome to Jungle Flora Bamboo
Jungle Flora is the new name for our plant nursery at Landsendt. We have changed the name of our nursery to avoid confusion with the Landsendt Garden and Wedding Venue.
Most of our customers are buying bamboo to “block out the neighbours”. With Auckland’s ever expanding city our gardens are getting smaller and privacy is becoming ever more precious. It is the perfect solution to create privacy in a smaller space however please be mindful of your neighbours and choose carefully so as not to block their view or sun. Our ‘Plant Sales Page’ gives information on sizes.
What is the difference between a runner and clumper? Most people are scared of bamboo and think all types are invasive. The running types are the invasive ones as they spread and can create a problem. The clumping types just send up canes close to the mother plant, forming a clump. Over time the clump expands but doesn’t spread.
Jungle Flora Bamboo only sells clumping varieties.
The edible shoots are a delicacy and we enjoy eating them is season. They are very easy to prepare and the photos below show you how. When they are cut to bite size, simply boil them for half an hour to remove the mildly bitter taste. After this they are ready to use in curry or stir fry. They keep their crisp texture after cooking.
The larger varieties of both running and clumping types have edible shoots. Runners shoot in Spring Oct/Nov whilst the clumpers shoot in late Summer and Autumn Feb/March.
Our large clumping varieties – Bambusa oldhamii and Dendrocalamus latiflorus are both good varieties if you want to grow bamboo for its shoots.
CREATIVE IDEAS USING BAMBOO
Landsendt garden is a wonderful showroom for bamboo, not just specimen plants but also the creative ideas made by Mark Mortimer of www.bambusero.co.nz
Please contact us for any questions regarding bamboo.