Bob Ricci Landscape Contracting
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Since 1966, Bob Ricci has been an important contributor to the greening of San Diegos North County.  A pioneer in the nursery business, Bob popularized many bamboo species that have become standards in the landscape industry, and introduced  them to homeowners all over san Diego and Orange counties.

We are not a nursery, we are landscape and bamboo consultants-  but customers may want to visit our facility to see the many types of bamboo, palms and exotics that we recommend for Southern California.

This way you can see many of our plants doing what they do in real-world situations.  We artistically utilize the instruments of color, form, texture, and layout, to create any desired result- from cozy and cottage garden, to high visual impacts on a large scale- from very small spaces, to multiacre ranches and commercial campuses. We know climates and microclimates, and we pay attention to conditions, in order to achieve a successful, and beautiful project!



Clumping Vs Running Bamboos

Clumping bamboos are generally tropicals and are non-invasive. They grow in a habit similar to bananas. The shoots emerge in a tight or open habit – depending on the species. Regardless of the degree of openness of each species’ clumping habit, none of the clumpers are considered invasive. They are all well behaved and will not spread wildly.

The tropical clumpers are not as frost tolerant as the temperate runners so they are normally grown in warmer climates. Many of the tropical clumpers are more difficult to propagate then the runners.

Running bamboos send out underground stems (rhizomes) from which the new canes will grow. Running bamboos are more common and have a reputation in the U.S. as being uncontrollable. Many U.S. gardeners are familiar with the running bamboo species that send out rhizomes traveling for several feet. These are the culprits of bamboo’s bad reputation among gardeners in the U.S.- but they are also some of the most beautiful and hardy plants in the bamboo kingdom.


Warmlands Ave,   Vista Ca  92084
(760) 716-5010

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chris@bamboo4gardens.com
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