Cactus Jungle in Berkeley carries a select group of bamboo plants that are perfectly suited to the Bay Area's mediterranean climate. Most are very low water or summer drought-tolerant, meaning no additional irrigation is needed at all, once the plants are established in the ground (although a monthly watering is nice, too). Many are useful for containers, both indoors and outdoors.

Our clumping bamboos are non-invasive; our running bamboos can be contained in a pot, trough, or with rhyzome barrier.

Cactus Jungle sells bamboo plants in 1 ga., 5 ga. and 15 ga. pots.
Delivery is available in Berkeley and throughout the Bay Area

     1 gallon plants: 2-3 feet tall, 2-5 culms
     5 gallon plants: 3-7 feet tall, 3-7 culms
   15 gallon plants: 6-13 feet tall, 6-12 culms
Plants vary by individual and by species, as well as by season.

Bambusa multiplex “Alphonse Karr”

Bambusa textiles “Weaver’s Bamboo”

Bambusa tuldoides "Punting Pole Bamboo"

Chusquea culeou

Himalayacalamus falconeri "Candy-Stripe"

Otatea acuminata "Mexican Weeping"

Phyllostachys nigra “Black Bamboo”

Pseudosasa japonica "Arrow Bamboo"

Sasa palmata

Semiarundinaria fastuosa "Temple Bamboo"

Also available:

Not sure what you need? Site visits/Consultations are available

Bamboo rhizome barrier

    Available in 30" deep, sold by the lineal-foot. We recommend as needed for running bamboos. Dig an outline of the area to receive the bamboo down to 30" and install the barrier vertically. Overlap the seams 2-4 feet and seal the seams with provided tape.


Bamboo fertilizer - 100% all natural Bio-Turf

Call (510) 558-8650 for plants and delivery, or stop by Cactus Jungle in Berkeley.


Bamboo for the San Francisco Bay Area


Cactus Jungle Nursery and Garden, 1509 4th St. Berkeley, CA (510) 558-8650
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