Almaville Bamboo Co.

​​Retail Hours : Thursdays AND Saturdays 9-5

CALL US  (615) 907-2571

​Retail hours: 9-5 Thursday AND Saturday

NEW for 2018!


About 5% of plants on each end of the scale are particularly pretty (or ugly). Call ahead for availability on these. We grade these, price them and tag them accordingly:

Premium Grade-Red Tags: 25% surcharge from standard price. These may have 3 or more culms(canes) or be noticeably fuller than most.

Propagation Grade-Blue Tags: 25% reduction from standard price.  These are good for propagation, but are not attractive enough for commercial installations. For example, they may have a broken top, or be very spindly with limited foliage.

Standard (no tags)- Most of what we dig falls into this category and the pricing is also standard as described below.

1. Petit Pots

These are very small screening species in #1 containers, and are 3 feet or less tall.

$25-They are far too small to propagate well, but are pretty in small decorative pots.

These should be moved inside during the coldest months.


2. Patio Plants

$50-  6 feet or less tall, usually #3 containers of screening species are useful in small planters. (You may want to ask us about adequate thermal mass) While these are not cost effective for propagation they are very pretty  in above ground containers where height is not important. These are pencil sized in diameter. There are displays on site to show you how these planters might look for you.



3. Standard Screening Plants
These come balled in burlap, or in #7& #10 nursery containers. 

NOTE: The following species are normally available in job lot quantities of several hundred or more and generally we keep 1200-1400 combined plants dug, stabilized, irrigated and ready to load:

Examples: Bissetii, Aurea, Yellow Groove, Stately-any size from 7' tall to 16' tall-$85;

Spectabilis:7' tall to 11' tall-$85,

Spectabilis:12' tall to 16' (see "Premium Plants pricing")

Note: quantity discounts apply to these plants*
Other species are available in less than 100 quantities. Please call ahead.

We also do contract growing.

Note: These plants are field specimens. In these sizes they are carefully and precisely hand dug from mature groves. As such, they will produce instant screening if planted close enough together, or will make strong propagating "mother plants"















4. XL Screening Plants

These are normally machine dug plants, 20+ feet tall, 1" caliber with approximately an 18" ball, bound in metal cages since they are quite heavy. They will require "guying" for the first year. Add $25 to the base cost per plant.
































*DISCOUNTS:

This applies to 1. Standard Screening Plants, (which you pick up at the nursery from our existing stock),  2. XL Screening Plants,  3. Premium Screening Plants, and4.Propagation Grade Screening Plants.

  When your total such plant purchases are:
10 or more- 15% discount
20 or more- 20% total discount
100 or more- 25% total discount





5. Ground Cover Bamboos (for erosion control, rockeries, etc.)
These come in #1 nursery pots- $18 each
This would include, White Stripe, Green Stripe and Distichus

DISCOUNTS: This discount is for pickup prices when the total Ground Cover Bamboo purchases are:
50 plants or more- 15% discount
100 plants or more- 25% total discount

6. Large (Timber) Bamboo
These plants are typically field dug to order. This requires a non-refundable 1/3 deposit to have cleared your bank before digging. There are no discounts on these plants. 
Prices for these in a 1 to 1-1/2 caliper are as follows:

Atrovaginata- $145
Sweetshoot (Dulcis)- $130
Giant Grey- $130
Vivax- $130
Golden Vivax- $165
Robert Young- $130
Note: We also can provide larger caliber plants. Greater than 1-1/2 to 2"plants are $200 with no discounts, and prices increase based on size and availability.
This price list is not comprehensive, but includes 99% of what our customers ultimately have chosen. When you see other plants here at the nursery that you like, ask us for pricing at that time.


HOW MANY PLANTS WILL YOU NEED?

That totally depends on how fast you need the screen.

Customer A needed an instant screen top to bottom to hide a 2 story building=2.5 plants/linear foot. (visualize 147 plants in 3 tight rows, 60 feet long)

Customer B had a 2 year horizon for a complete screen=1 plant/3 linear foot

Customer C was replacing 1/2 mile of dead Leylands along a highway and had a 5 year horizon=1 plant/10 linear foot.


LOADING: During Thursday and Saturday retail hours, we normally have someone available to help with loading. 
To give you an idea of what you can carry, we typically load 25 of the Standard Screening Plants in a long bed pickup truck. You can get 80-85 plants on a double axle 16 foot trailer. If you don't have a tarp, we can cover the plants for you- we have successfully had plants make it to Colorado, Maryland, Michigan and Florida covered with carpet backing or "Leno"


GUARANTEE: We guarantee our plants to survive for 6 months if you tell us you handled them with reasonable care, mulched and watered adequately. Simply bring the plant in question to the nursery for exchange. Please ask us for planting/care instructions if this is your first load or if you have any remaining questions.

BARRIER- 60 mil HDPE 30" wide is $3.00/linear foot with plant purchase or $5.00 without plant purchase.


TAXES- As a certified Tennessee Nursery, we legitimately do not collect sales tax on our plants.