River Cane

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$4.99
Height At Maturity
Under 20 Feet
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Sun,
Usage
Fastest Growing Trees, Drought Tolerant Plants, Deer Resistant, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Fastest Growing Trees, Drought Tolerant Plants, Deer Resistant, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Fastest Growing Trees, Drought Tolerant Plants, Deer Resistant, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Fastest Growing Trees, Drought Tolerant Plants, Deer Resistant, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
6, 7, 8, 9,
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Reviews (3)

  • 5
    River Cane Bamboo

    Posted by Zander Philips on Sep 03, 2019

    I love how they mix well with my other plants

  • 5
    River Cane Bamboo

    Posted by Eric Williams on Sep 03, 2019

    I love how they mix well with my other plants

  • 5
    River Cane Bamboo

    Posted by Micah Jennings on Sep 03, 2019

    I love how they mix well with my other plants

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Shipping Information

We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. For superior protection for plants in transit, we dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants, and inspect the same day received. You need to report any problems with your order within 3 days. Plant promptly - bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days unless there are weather issues. Keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted, and store in a cool place. Water daily for the first week after planting.

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Ships Year Round

Description

River Cane is a Tough, Long Stalk Perennial

River Cane  is distinct because it is one of only two types of bamboo entirely native to North America. Its Hardiness Zones are 6-10, with maximum heights reaching 15-20 feet. Its stems average about 2" in diameter at maturity, with a growth rate of about 1 foot a year. An irregularly flowering cane enjoys swampy wet soils that will allow its roots to dig in deep. River cane bamboo is an ornamental shoot arising from rhizomes under the soil's surface. These culms produce spindly deep evergreen leaves upon reaching maturity. It's used in landscape for large, wet areas needing coverage.

 River Cane is an Almost Maintenance-Free Grower

It does not require much in the way of care after it has planted, and that makes it suitable cover for out of the way areas. Each cane, once planted, can be expected to live for about ten years with an almost utterly maintenance-free existence. It attracts the Southern Pearly Eye which is a butterfly which is a species indigenous to the Southeastern United States and Eastern Oklahoma and Eastern Texas. These brown butterflies with dark eyespots use the River Cane Bamboo as their primary food source. Many different types of warblers use this kind of cane for nesting sites, and so it is essential to keep it available because many some are even close to extinction without it. There is a myriad of uses for the cane. For example, Cherokee Indians have long used it as a source of material for their basketry. Much of this basket making has been in severe decline due to the shortage of cane of this variety. It is a hardy species which will complement a variety of other coverage plants without interfering much with the growth of these partner plants around them.

  The English called it bamboo when they encountered it in Malaysia. River can grows faster than almost any other plant on the planet. Some raise as much as 35 inches within 24 hours. The river cane plant is in climates ranging from cold to very hot. They can be used for food, to build fences or barriers, as decoration, as good luck charm, and much more. With more compressive strength than brick, concrete, or wood and almost as much tensile strength as steel, cane is a viral building material Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America, and the Caribbean. The plant rarely grows outdoors in continental Europe. Some companies develop bamboo commercially to make flooring, furniture, bowls, cups, knives, spoons, chopsticks, fishing rods, musical instruments, textiles, paper, surfboards, snowboards, skateboards, and weapons. River Cane plants are used in Chinese and Indian medicine. Bamboo species flower infrequently. Plants taken from the same cohort will bloom at the same time even if they move to different geographic locations and climatic conditions. They flower & produce many seeds and bamboos are aggressive early successional plants. They quickly fill in the space vacated by their parents and spread even more. The plants are a food source for humans, giant panda, red panda, bamboo lemurs, African mountain gorillas, elephants, chimps, and many insects. Cooked, pickled, or fermented bamboo shoots are a favorite delicacy throughout Asia. Lucky bamboo used in Feng shut is a type of lily which grows in tropical rain-forests in Africa and Southeast Asia. Bamboo is designated as the national plant of St. Lucia. In China and Japan,  this is more than just a plant. River Cane Plant is an integral part of their culture.

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