A Goddess In The Garden

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Golden Goddess Bamboo is one of our favorites! This clumping style bamboo doesn’t put out runners, so it stays where you put it. Great for screening out nosey neighbors, it grows to about 10-12’ tall, but can be kept to about 3 feet wide. It naturally grows in the sun, but can do very well in bright shade too! And best of all, you can use any trimmed canes in your veggie garden as support stakes. Versatile, gorgeous, low maintenance…what more could you ask for?


10 Comments on “A Goddess In The Garden”

  1. We have two number five size right now at 6999, can get you more on our next truckload if you need them.

    1. Not so much deep, but very denseroot system, and so excellent erosion control after well established

  2. Hello,
    I live on the island and have concrete/deck backyard. I need a privacy screen. Will potted bamboo work? Type of bamboo and containers? How to maintain?
    Thank you for your assistance, Kathy

  3. Golden goddess or some of the other dwarf bamboos are good in pots if provided adequate water. But in a Highwind and salt environment you are likely to see a lot of leaf browning. The best bamboo variety for Highwind and salt is called Seabreeze. So you will just need to keep it pruned enough that it can stay in a pot. That is a variety that we commonly carry.

    1. We do carry seabreeze bamboo but I’m sorry it’s after hours and I am not in the nursery to check stock. I would call tomorrow morning to see if we have it in stock right now and if not then we can order.

  4. Hello,

    I just purchased 6 pots of ~4 to 5 ft tall golden goddess plants from you. I live on Padre Island and planted them about 3 apart along a south facing section of my backyard fence to create a privacy screen. The front of my house faces east. This means these plants will be exposed to regular East/SE winds coming from the Gulf once they grow over my 6.5 ft fence. My intention was to have a dense privacy screen with a desired height of 10-12 feet and keep it maintained at about 3.5 ft from my fence line. When I visited Gills in early Spring and discussed this with one of the specialists, I was recommended Golden Goddess for my project. I also received a similar recommendation from another landscape specialist at Gills. I explained that I lived on the island and they seemed to tell me that it should be fine in the salt/wind and suggested to avoid seabreeze due to its height. However, after reading the blog posts, I am a concerned that I may have ended up planting the wrong bamboo and should have purchased seabreeze. I am in dire need to block out neighbors; please advise. thank you

    1. Hi Michael – Seabreeze bamboo is known to do well in salty air, but so is Golden Goddess. We still think you’ve made the right choice for your project since Seabreeze gets to be 25+ feet tall and would require lots more trimming/maintenance.

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