"When my creativity has not anymore solutions, I go out in the woods and I find them."

THOMAS ALLOCCA

Bamboo Gardens

Since 2018, White Oak Arkitecture has created its own bamboo collection for luxury gardens. Based in Cilento, south Italy, a few miles from Paestum, the collection is directed by Thomas Allocca, the founder of WOA, internationally recognized as a bamboo expert with publications, by the European Bamboo Society, the Botanical Garden of Akureyri (Iceland), the American Bamboo Society, the World Bamboo Organization, and the World Bamboo Congress.

The collection has both temperate and tropical species, from dwarf to giant, both running and clumping. All species grow both in open field and in pots (from 24 up to 240 liters), from private specialized collections or wild groves, completely avoiding tissue-culture plants i.e. plants reproduced in laboratory. Our plants are reproduced only through natural division, by culm or by rhizome cut.

All plants released outside the collection are certified with geolocation.

B A M B U S A

The genus Bambusa is characterized by the propagation of the new culms from shoots that germinate attached to the mother culm. The clumps are very compact, the bamboo is not invasive and easy to control. This is why all the species of this kind are commonly reported as "clumping", while scientifically they are classified as "pachymorph" for the shape of the rhizome (bulbous), or "sympodial" for the lateral shooting of the new culms, directly from the neck of the mother culm, without a real rhizome.

Bambusa Multiplex  cv China

Bambusa Oldhamii  cv Taiwan

Bambusa Taiwanensis Diana  born at our collection

Bambusa Textilis  cv India

Bambusa Vulgaris Striata  cv Thailand

Bambusa Vulgaris Wamin  cv China

P H Y L L O S T A C H Y S

The genus Phyllostachys is characterized by the propagation of the new culms from shoots that germinate far from the mother culm, till 4m as we have reported in open field. The clumps are open, they run in every direction without limits through linear and multi-branched rhizomes, very aggressive and difficult to control, but not impossible. This is why all the species of this kind are commonly reported as "running", while scientifically they are classified as "leptomorph" according to the shape of the rhizome (elongated), or "monopodial" according to the number of shoots (one at each node), but producing tens of shoots, one at any node of the rhizomes.

Phyllostachys Bambusoides  cv Korea  LAI 12 ha/ha

Phyllostachys Bambusoides  cv China

Phyllostachys Bambusoides Tanakae  cv Japan

M I N O R   S P E C I E S

Some species of bamboo, not suitable for timber and carbon credits production, can be classified as minor species, even if they can reach noteworthy size, running fast, perfect for natural landscape solutions, for example for creating not too much tall privacy or windbreak hedges, easy to control, green all year round.

Hibanobambusa Tranquillans Shiroshima  cv Japan

Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Aureocaulis  cv China

Phyllostachys Bissett  cv Japan

Phyllostachys Nigra Punctata  cv China

Pleioblastus Distichus Minor  cv Japan

Semiarundinaria Fastuosa  cv Japan

Semiarundinaria Viridis  cv Japan

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