When it comes to planting bamboo, having the right container is crucial. Introducing our Sugi Bamboo Planters, designed with a stylish trapezoidal shape that is specifically crafted for bamboo containment. These planters are meticulously handcrafted using premium Japanese and Western Red Cedar, reinforced with 60 mil HDPE Bamboo Barrier. Lloyd Dubois, the mastermind behind the Planter Studio, invented this ingenious creation, which is built on-site at Bamboo Garden.
Please note that once you place an order, there is a 2-4 week waiting period before the planter is completed and ready to be shipped. The maximum height these planters can accommodate ranges from 10 to 20 feet, depending on the bamboo species you choose. The dry weight of the planter is approximately 80 lbs, but when filled with bamboo and soil, it can weigh between 300-400 lbs (soil and bamboo not included in cost).
Planter Dimensions and Pricing
- 24″ long x 22″ tall* x 24″ wide: $380
- 36″ long x 22″ tall* x 24″ wide: $380
- 30″ long x 22″ tall* x 30″ wide: $425
- 48″ long x 22″ tall* x 24″ wide: $510
- 60″ long x 22″ tall* x 24″ wide: $525
- 72″ long x 22″ tall* x 24″ wide: $625
*Please note that the height does not include the brick footings.
If you have specific size requirements, we offer custom sizes as well. Simply provide us with your dimensions, and we will be happy to assist you. Our Sugi Bamboo Planters are available in clear or black finish, allowing you to choose the one that suits your aesthetic preferences best.
A Smart Alternative
Our new Sugi Bamboo Planters provide an excellent alternative to planting bamboo directly in the ground. In areas where planting in the ground is not feasible, such as gravel parking strips or patios, the desire for tall screening remains. Our cold-hardy bamboo varieties can grow into a beautiful 10 to 20-foot evergreen screen, providing both privacy and aesthetic value. For added protection, these planters are lined with a durable 60 mil rhizome barrier.
The bottom of the planter features a metal grate and landscape fabric that effectively holds the soil in place. Three pressure-treated 2x4s secure the metal grate, allowing for easy removal and division of the bamboo. Our unique open-bottom design empowers you to push the bamboo out from the bottom of the planter effortlessly.
Easy Maintenance, Healthy Growth
Our Sugi Bamboo Planters are designed to accommodate over 10 years of healthy bamboo growth. Wood, being a natural insulator, offers protection against extreme temperatures. The planters come pre-lined with a 60 mil rhizome barrier, which is firmly fastened into the cedar along the top, bottom, and corners. To maintain the plant’s health, we recommend conducting maintenance once or twice a year, which involves pulling rhizomes away from the outer edge of the barrier while thinning and removing older canes.
During the summer, it’s essential to ensure that the bamboo receives adequate water. We recommend installing a simple drip irrigation system to fulfill the plant’s water needs, as container-grown bamboo is less drought resistant compared to those planted in the ground. Additionally, fertilizing the bamboo with a high nitrogen fertilizer 2-3 times a year will promote healthy growth.
For your convenience, we can accommodate up to 4 planters on one pallet at a reasonable shipping rate (rates vary depending on location). Feel free to contact us for a shipping quote or visit our nursery to pick up your planter. Please note that filling the planter requires approximately 5 bags (2 cu. feet each) of potting soil, or you can opt for 4 bags of potting soil and 1 bale of organic compost. The amount of soil needed will vary depending on the size of the bamboo you choose. Soil is not included in the listed price.
At the bottom of the page, you will find more general care information to help you maintain your bamboo successfully.
Extra Tough Root Pouch
Introducing our new Extra Tough Root Pouch, an economical alternative for growing bamboo in containers. With a volume of approximately 65 gallons, this pouch has a diameter of 31 inches and stands 18 inches tall. It offers a 5-year estimated lifespan and can support bamboo growth of up to 20 feet, depending on the species. After 5 years, you have the option to transplant the bamboo into the ground or another Extra Tough Root Pouch or Bamboo Planter.
Root Pouch products are made from specialized fabric derived from recycled plastic bottles. Designed specifically for bamboo growing, this fabric is approximately twice as thick and significantly stronger than standard Root Pouch material.
Each Extra Tough Root Pouch costs $60, which includes shipping.
For more details and to place an order, please visit the Ames Farm Center.