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Sunset Glow Bamboo

Sunset Glow Bamboo

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Sunset Glow Bamboo is one of the fastest growing privacy plants you can find... but it looks great in a container as a house plant too!

Sunset Glow Bamboo

The Perfect Bamboo for Small Areas

Size: 2-3 ft.

Ships this Mon, Jun 1
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
6 at  $56.95 each
Size: 1 Gallon

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Jun 1
List: $59.90
Sale: $29.95
6 at  $28.45 each

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Planting Mix
Sunset Glow Bamboo Planting Mix

Helps your Sunset Glow Bamboo get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.99
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $5.95

Bamboo is rapidly gaining popularity in the landscaping world because of its incredibly fast growth and unique form.

The new "Sunset Glow" green bamboo is one of the most popular dwarf varieties... making it perfect for small areas.

Maturing up to just 6-8 ft. tall, the Sunset Glow bamboo is perfect around gardens, patios, or when lining your property.

This is perhaps the easiest-to-grow bamboo variety available. It's incredibly cold-hardy, growing in zones 5-9 and withstanding temperatures as cold as -20° F.

It's even tolerant of harsh sunlight, heat and drought conditions. In fact, its leaves won't curl up and shrivel due to lack of water... unlike other needy bamboo varieties.

The Sunset Glow's deep green foliage really stands out against its orange-red stems, which makes it a colorful accent plant.

This bamboo variety is non-aggressive and non-invasive. It won't run all over your yard like "running" bamboos... it "clumps", meaning its much more easy to maintain.

We're finding that homeowners are falling in love with this new variety.

It's a recent addition, but we're already running low on quantity, so be sure to reserve your bamboo plants now.

Growing Zones: 7-9

Mature Height: 6-8 ft.
Mature Width: 5-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Very Good
Botanical Name: Fargesia rufa
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-9
(green area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Sunset Glow Bamboo

Specific Directions for Sunset Glow Bamboo
Plant your Sunset Glow Bamboo in an area that's protected from high winds and receives full to partial sunlight. For a hedge or privacy screen plant your Sunset Glow Bamboo plants about 3 feet apart.

Sunset Glow Bamboo will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Depending on your climate water your Sunset Glow Bamboo 2 - 5 times a week. Don't over saturate your soil. Your Bamboo will need more water in drier climates.

Early every Spring and Fall fertilize your Sunset Glow Bamboo with a slow release fertilizer that's high in nitrogen. Standard lawn fertilizers that are high in nitrogen work very well.

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Sunset Glow Bamboo.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Sunset Glow Bamboo gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Sunset Glow Bamboo again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I am not sure what to expect from this bamboo
i received these plants on time. I planted them and placed in my porch. They look green and healthy at the beginning but now they do not look healthy and some of leaves turned yellowish. I am not sure they are supposed be this way during winter or they are having problems.
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February 5, 2015
6 months ago
Plant didnt look great the 1st year but after becoming established seems to be looking much better then last year..
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December 31, 2012
3 years ago
the bamboo is alive and doing wsell
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Are all of your bamboo plants non-invasive?
DeAnne C on May 31, 2014
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Best Answer: I bought 3 multiplex bamboo and they are noninvasive. I purchased the multiplex because it was recommended to me by the director of our botanical gardens as being noninvasive.
Reply · Report · elizabeth w on May 31, 2014
I was wondering how many plants are for this cost? Is it only 6 stalks or 6 plants?
Kimberly C on May 3, 2015
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How far apart do I grow the sunset glow bamboo?
Maria B on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: They dont seem to spread very much. I live in New Jersey and planted one pot when i bought it last May. They died over last winter but i saw some shoots coming back now. The shoots appear to be much smaller than original stalks. All i can say at the moment is that they are not sprdading wildly as most bamboos species do. Hope that helps
Reply · Report · Andy T on Jun 1, 2014
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I have a septic tank,will that interfere with the growth of the plant?
pamela d on Jan 14, 2015
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How tall is the bamboo (stalk height) in the potted 2yr?
Eric F on Aug 13, 2014
Best Answer: I bought and planted mine in mid June, approximately 2 months ago. The stalks are varying heights with above ground heights ranging from 12-36 inches. I fertilized with grass fertilizer as I read on the internet. The growth rate has not been fast, but the plant is pretty.
Reply · Report · David E on Aug 13, 2014
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I am living in pa how to take care glow bamboo outside?
maria k on Oct 13, 2014
Best Answer: As soon as I received my tiny bamboo tree, I put it in a container with water just to cover the roots. The next day I planted my tree following the instructions they sent me with the tree. My tree is growing strong.
Reply · Report · Griselle F on Oct 13, 2014
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How well does this plant do in occasional strong winds?
rockchew on Sep 4, 2014
Best Answer: Good I guess. I've had mine for over a year and they are still only a foot tall. The Vegas wind doesn't really affect them at that height.
Reply (1) · Report · Jeffrey S on Sep 6, 2014
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Do you plant all 6 stalks together, all separate, or can 3 be planted together? Would like to use as a privacy fence, in-between trellises w/ flowing vines.
Amy2015 on May 26, 2015
Best Answer: I only planted one stalk. It took about a year for the plant to grow bigger and taller, I think it's because the soil is very rocky. I personally recommend you to lieave a 6" to 12" space between the stalks. The plants will fill the space between them.
Reply · Report · Griselle F on May 28, 2015
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Can it grow in a container 20" in diameter? On a deck in NYC?
Amy M on May 7, 2015
Best Answer: It can and will grow in such container, but it will limit how much it will grow. I have two plants in terracota pots on my deck, in Massachusetts. If winter is too harsh I'll just bring them inside the house.
Reply · Report · Griselle F on May 28, 2015
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is this OK for zone 10?
John H on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: Zone 10 would be pushing it. Where are you exactly? This Bamboo is recommended for zones 5 - 9.
Reply (1) · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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How many stalks come for $59.95 ? How old are they?
LuAn L on May 25, 2015
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In your write-up you mentioned that this (Sunset Glow) bamboo is cold/heat and DROUGHT resistant, but in the "Planting & Care" you say to water it 2 - 5x/week, and more in drier conditions. To me this does NOT sound at all drought resistant, rather requiring PLENTY of water. So which one of your statements is correct? l live in high desert, this would be a water guzzler. I would like to take advantage of your sale, but due to California drought situation, l can't buy it today if l don't have a correct answer before 10 p.m. PDT.
Marcela F on May 24, 2015
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I desire to plant on property line in my side yard. It is about 300 ft long how many plants would I need in something like sunset glow? Can I make arrangements to get all the plants at the same time?
James R on Apr 15, 2015
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My bamboo seems to be looking brown---what do I need to do in order for the color to come back?
Patty G G on Apr 1, 2015
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Does it die in the winter of zone 5? What will it look like in the winter?
lfoster on Mar 15, 2015
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Our soil here in Hooper, UT is fairly alkaline great for tomatoes and most other veg.?
Michael T on Jan 20, 2015
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Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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prefer to be potted
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late fall through spring arrive bare root

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