This spring I ordered plants from two nurseries, different species, both large growing, suitable for my zone 6 climate, both of them should normally ship similar plants. The price for each was similar. One plant was in a three or four inch pot, out of a greenhouse, showing new growth two or three inches. I cannot see planting this out for another two years. This was from Tradewinds Bamboo Nursery, and has made about a foot of growth. Thanks for your information, and keep up the good work.