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#1) Bambusa chungii: A full sun clumping bamboo with a vertical growth habit. In the Sacramento Valley and the SF Bay area it usually grows 20 to 25 feet tall with canes up to 2 inches in diameter. The new canes have a heavy white powder coating giving them a blue tone. Rated to 21 °F by the American Bamboo Society. - 5 gallon pots for $150

Important note: Bamboo Mealybugs are extremely common on clumping bamboo plants in the California nursery trade and they are almost impossible to fully eradicate. The way to not have this problem is to start with plants that do not have mealybugs. All of our bamboo plants at Davis Bamboo Nursery are guaranteed free of bamboo mealybugs, ants, scale and bamboo mites. These pests are all extremely problemmatic and common in the California bamboo nursery trade.

- 25 gallon: Please call for pricing.
#2) Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr': A full sun clumping bamboo with a mostly vertical growth habit. Canes are gold colored with random vertical green stripes. It typically grows to 15-20 feet tall in Northern California with canes up to about 1 inch in diameter. Rated to 18 °F by the American Bamboo Society. This is a common clumping bamboo used in the residential landscape. Minimum USDA Zone 8B.
Supersale
1 gallon

Alphonse Karr

1-9 plants for $45 each,

10-24 plants for $40 each,

25-49 plants for $35 each,

50-99 plants for $30 each,

100-249 plants for $25 each,

250+ plants for $20 each.

Note of 4-3-2022: in stock and ready to go.

Supersale
5 gallon

Alphonse Karr

1-4 plants for $75 each,

5-9 plants for $65 each,

10-24 plants for $55 each,

25-49 plants for $50 each,

50-249 plants for $45 each,

250+ plants for $40 each

Note of 4-3-2022: in stock and ready to go.

Supersale
15 gallon

Alphonse Karr

1-4 plants for $165 each,

5-9 plants for $145 each,

10-24 plants for $135 each,

25-49 plants for $120 each,

50+ plants for $110 each.

Note of 4-3-2022: in stock and ready to go.

Supersale
20 and 25 gallon

Alphonse Karr

20 gallon

1-4 plants for $475 each,

5-9 plants for $450 each,

10-24 plants for $400 each,

25-49 plants for $350 each,

50+ plants for $300 each,

25 gallon

1-4 plants for $675 each,

5-9 plants for $625 each,

10-24 plants for $550 each,

25-49 plants for $500 each,

50+ plants for $400 each.

Note of 4-3-2022: in stock and ready to go.

#3) Bambusa multiplex 'Eddie Gaedel': A full sun clumping bamboo with a mostly vertical, growth habit. Canes are gold colored with random vertical green stripes. It grows to a maximum of 6-8 feet tall in the Sacramento Valley and up to about 6 feet tall in the SF Bay area. The canes grow to a maximum diameter of about 3/4 of an inch. This is a relatively new bamboo to the nursery trade and has ony been available for about 10 years. It has cold tolerance about the same as other Bambusa multiplexes.

This bamboo was first discovered by Luen Miller as a dwarf sport found within a grove of Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr.' Luan describes this bamboo as follows: Besides being much shorter than 'Alphonse Karr', it is more compact and extremely dense. It appears to have a "Buddha's Belly" style stem-base swelling, with very short internodes and similar zig-zag culms, especially near the base. Most plantings will reach 5-7' within a few years. Few will grow taller except under optimum conditions or reaching for light. The tops of the youngest fine stems grow heavy with dense plumes of new foliage arch slightly outwards as they mature, conspicuously and gracefully, eventually forming what looks like a very tall, very dense, very dark green clump grass, always with a few of those distinctive, typical bluish B. multiplex leaf-undersides showing. This makes an excellent and long-term container plant or short to medium screen, easily kept to 3-4' by pruning out the few taller culms. Best in full sun.

- - We have GIANT magnificent 15 gallon plants in stock for $295. They look like the picture to the left with the plants on the tailgate of one of our trucks We have GIANT magnificent 20 and 25 gallon plants in stock. Please call for pricing.
#4) Bambusa multiplex 'Midori Green': A full sun clumping bamboo with a mostly vertical growth habit. Canes are gold colored with random vertical green stripes. It typically grows to 15-20 feet tall in Northern California with canes up to about 1 inch in diameter. Rated to 18 °F by the American Bamboo Society. This is a common clumping bamboo used in the residential landscape. Minimum USDA Zone 8B. -
Supersale
5 gallon

Midori Green

1-4 plants for $85 each,

5-9 plants for $75 each,

10-24 plants for $65 each,

25-49 plants for $60 each,

50+ plants for $55 each.

15 gallon: Please call for pricing. 25 gallon: Please call for pricing.
#5) Bambusa oldhamii (Giant Timber Bamboo): A full sun clumping bamboo with a vertical growth habit. A typical height for this bamboo in the Sacramento area is 30 - 40 feet tall. In the SF Bay area it tends to grow to about 30 feet tall. Rated to 21 °F by the American Bamboo Society. If you want a clumping bamboo with the largest diameter canes possible in Northern California this is the bamboo for you. If you are considering this bamboo please also consider Bambusa textilis. Both of these clumping timber bamboos occupy a similar niche in the residential landscape and they both grow to approximately the same height. For many reasons we here at Davis Bamboo Nursery believe that Bambusa textilis is a much nicer looking and more suitable bamboo for residental plantings. Our reasons for thinking that Bambusa textilis is generally superior to Bambusa oldhamii include that the textilis: 1) is easier to maintain (translating to lower maintenance fees over the years), 2) shows an attractive powdery blue color on the new bamboo canes, 3) is a bit more cold tolerant, and 4) it has smaller leaves that do not get torn by winter winds (because of the wind in the Sacramento area oldhamii tends to look a bit raggy for about 3 months in the late winter and early spring ~ textilis looks great all year). Minimum USDA Zone 9A. - 5 gallon for $85 15 gallon for $195 25 gallon: Please call for pricing.
#6) Bambusa sp. 'Hirose': Very similar to Bambusa oldhamii, although it grows with incrementally larger canes which in some cases grow up to 6 inches in diameter (oldhamii maxes out at 4 inches in diameter). This is a rare bamboo which is not well known. Minimum USDA Zone 8B. -5 gallon for $150, nice big plants. 15 gallon: Please call for pricing. 25 gallon: Please call for pricing.
#7) Bambusa textilis (Weaver's Bamboo): A full sun clumping bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 40 feet tall with canes up to 2 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 18 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Frequently shows a powdery blue coloration on new canes. Minimum USDA Zone 8B. -
Supersale
5 gallon

Weaver's Bamboo

1-4 plants for $85 each,

5-9 plants for $75 each,

10-24 plants for $65 each,

25-49 plants for $60 each,

50+ plants for $55 each.

Supersale
15 gallon

Weaver's Bamboo

1-4 plants for $195 each,

5-9 plants for $175 each,

10-24 plants for $150 each,

25-49 plants for $140 each,

50+ plants for $130 each.

25 gallon plants for $595
#8) Bambusa textilis 'Glabra': A full sun clumping bamboo. In the Sacramento Valley and the SF Bay area it usually grows about 30 tall. Very similar to B. textilis. Rated to 18 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 8B. -
Supersale
5 gallon

Glabra

1-4 plants for $85 each,

5-9 plants for $70 each,

10+ plants for $65 each

15 gallon plants for $165 - -
#9) Bambusa textilis 'Gracilis': A full sun clumping bamboo with a vertical growth habit and nodding cane tops. In the Sacramento Valley and the SF Bay area it usually grows 15 to 20 feet tall. Makes an ideal privacy screen or hedge when planted on 3 foot to 6 foot centers. Rated to 18 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Frequently shows a powdery blue coloration on new canes. Minimum USDA Zone 8B. - 5 gallon pots are in stock:

(4'+ tall for $85 each),

(8'+ tall for $150 each)

15 gallon for $295. Most are 12'+ tall. 20 gallon for $495

25 gallon: call for pricing

#10) Bambusa textilis 'Mutabilis' (Emerald Bamboo): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. Typical S.F. Bay area height is about 18'. In the Sacramento Valley it tends to grow to about 30'. Its maximum height under optimum growth conditions is 40 feet tall with canes up to 2.3 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 18 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Frequently shows a powdery blue coloration on new canes. Minimum USDA Zone 8B. -
Supersale
5 gallon

Emerald Bamboo

1-4 plants for $75 each,

5-9 plants for $65 each,

10-24 plants for $55 each,

25-49 plants for $50 each,

50+ plants for $45 each.

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#11) Bambusa textilis 'Scranton': A full sun clumping bamboo with a vertical growth habit. Great for privacy screening. Typical S.F. Bay area height is about 17'. In the Sacramento Valley it tends to grows to about 20'. Its maximum height under optimum growth conditions is 30 feet tall with canes up to 2 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 18 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 8B. - 5 gallon for $85 15 gallon: Please call for pricing. -
#12) Bambusa 'Ventricosa' (Buddha Belly Bamboo): A full sun clumping bamboo. Great for indoors with good sun. It can grow to 55 feet tall with canes up to 2.3 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 21 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 9A. -
Supersale
5 gallon

Buddha Belly Bamboo

1-4 plants for $60 each,

5-9 plants for $55 each,

10-24 plants for $50 each,

25-49 plants for $45 each,

50+ plants for $40 each.

15 gallon for $165 25 gallon with the Buddha Effect: $595
#13) Bambusa ventricosa 'Kimmei'. A full sun clumping bamboo. Great for indoors with good sun. It can grow to 55 feet tall with canes up to 2.3 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 21 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 9A. Select this link to find your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone -
Supersale
5 gallon

Buddha Kimmei

1-4 plants for $60 each,

5-9 plants for $55 each,

10-24 plants for $50 each,

25-49 plants for $45 each,

50+ plants for $40 each.

15 gallon for $165 25 gallon with the Buddha Effect: $595
#14) Borinda fungosa (Chocolate Bamboo): A beautiful clumping bamboo with a somewhat weeping growth habit. Great along a backyard fence to make a visual privacy screen. It typiclly grows to 15' tall in the SF Bay area and has a maximum height of 20' with canes up to 1.5 inches in diameter when mature. Thrives in full sun in the Bay area. Requires mid-day shade or daily watering in the Sacramento Valley. Rated to 20 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 8B. - - 15 gallon: Please call for pricing. -
#15) Fargesia robusta: A partial sun bamboo with a somewhat weeping growth habit. It grows to 16 feet tall with canes up to 1 inch in diameter when mature. Rated to 0 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7. - - - -
#16) Otatea acuminata 'aztecorum' (Mexican Weeping Bamboo): A drought tolerant full sun bamboo with a weeping growth habit. It grows to 20 feet tall with canes up to 1.5 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 22 °F by the American Bamboo Society. In the Sacramento Valley this bamboo is recommended for back yards and areas with slightly warm microenvironments. Cold winters sometimes temporarily damage leaves in the Sacramento area if unprotected. Can form a very dense screen with a multitude of narrow leaves that lookssimilar to a cloud billowing in the wind. Minimum USDA Zone 9A. - - - -

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#17) Arundinaria gigantea (River Cane): A full sun bamboo with a vertical habit. It grows to 20 feet tall with canes up to 1 inche in diameter when mature. Rated to -10 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 6. - $45. All of our bamboo plants are guaranteed free of bamboo mealybugs, ants, scale and bamboo mites. These pests are all extremely problemmatic and common in the California bamboo nursery trade. - -
#18) Phyllostachys aurea (Golden Bamboo, Running Hedge Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 27 feet tall with canes up to 1.8 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7. - $75 15 gallon: $165 - $195, some of these plants are 12'+ tall 25 gallon: Please call for pricing.
#19) Phyllostachys aurea 'Flavescens Inversa': A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 27 feet tall with canes up to 1.8 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7. - 5 gallon for $75 15 gallon: $195, 12'+ tall 25 gallon: Please call for pricing
#20) Phyllostachys aurea 'Holochrysa' (Golden Golden Bamboo): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 27 feet tall with canes up to 1.8 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7. - - 15 gallon: $165 - $195, some of these plants are 12'+ tall 25 gallon: Please call for pricing
#21) Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi': A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 27 feet tall with canes up to 1.8 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7. - 5 gallon for $75 15 gallon: $195, 12'+ tall 25 gallon: Please call for pricing
#22) Phyllostachys aureosulcata (Crookstem Bamboo): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 45 feet tall with canes up to 2.2 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to -5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 5. - - 15 gallon: Please call for pricing. -
#23) Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' (Green Groove Bamboo): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 26 feet tall with canes up to 1.5 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to -5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. - 5 gallon for $65 15 gallon: $195 -
#24) Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin Inversa': A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 26 feet tall with canes up to 1.5 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to -5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 5. - 5 gallon for $65 15 gallon: $195 -
#25) Phyllostachys bambusoides (Japanese Timber Bamboo, Madake): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 72 feet tall with canes up to 6 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7. - - - -
#26) Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Allgold': A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 35 feet tall with canes up to 2 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7. - - - -
#27) Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Albovariegata': A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 25 feet tall with canes up to 1.75 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. A rare cultivar. Minimum USDA Zone 7. call to check on availability - - -
#28) Phyllostachys bissetii: A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 40 feet tall with canes up to 2 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to -10 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 5. - - - -
#29) Phyllostachys humilis: A full sun bamboo with a vertical habit. It grows to 20 feet tall with canes up to 1 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 3 °F by the American Bamboo Society. 1 gallon pots for $15 (10 plant minimum) - - -
#30) Phyllostachys meyeri: A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 33 feet tall with canes up to 2 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 0 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7. - $60 $165 25 gallon: Please call for pricing.
#31) Phyllostachys nigra (Black Bamboo): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 30 feet tall with canes up to 2 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society.

Important Note Regarding P. nigra: This bamboo has been and continues to be flowering and dying across the globe. The last time it flowered was in 1901-1903 and it appears to have a flowering cycle of about 120 years. If you would like to download a publication from 1907 describing the 1901 flowering please click here. If you have this bamboo and it has suddenly started to look very dry as if it is dying then that is what is happening. If your black bamboo looks fine, get ready for it to flower and probably die. For this reason we are not selling any P. nigra at this time. If you are able to collect any seeds you may be able to germinate the next generation of Black Bamboo.

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#32) Phyllostachys nigra 'Diakokuchiku' (Giant Black Bamboo): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 57 feet tall with canes up to 3.3 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7.

We have 25 gallon pots of this bamboo in stock and while they are not flowering now (on 4-3-2022) we expect them to flower and die within the next 0-5 years. If you want to buy these pots of bamboo we will sell them to you for half price ($295 per pot) with no gaurentees as to their longevity. Our Giant Black Bamboo plants are not flowering yet but this same clone is flowering in some other nurseries in California. This is your opportunity to observe the rare occassion of bamboo flowering and you might be able to collect and germinate seeds and start a new generation of black bamboo.

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#33) Phyllostachys nigra 'Hale' (Hale Black Bamboo): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 20 feet tall with canes up to 1.5 inches in diameter when mature. The canes turn black almost immediately, much faster than regular Black Bamboo. Rated to 0 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7.

We have a few 15 gallon pots of this bamboo in stock and we expect them to flower and die within the next 0-5 years. If you want to buy these pots of bamboo we will sell them to you for half price ($95 per pot) with no gaurentees as to their longevity. Our Hale Bamboo plants are not flowering yet but this same clone is flowering in some other nurseries in California.

We also have some very full and magnificient 25 gallon pots of this bamboo in stock and we expect them to flower and die within the next 0-5 years. If you want to buy these pots of bamboo we will sell them to you for half price ($295 per pot) with no gaurentees as to their longevity. Our Hale Bamboo plants are not flowering yet but this same clone is flowering in some other nurseries in California.

This is your opportunity to observe the rare occassion of bamboo flowering and you might be able to collect and germinate seeds and start a new generation of black bamboo.

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#34) Phyllostachys nuda: A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 34 feet tall with canes up to 1.8 inches in diameter when mature. Dark green canes with prominant white rings at the nodes. Sometimes the new shoots turn a transient purple when hit with direct sun. Rated to -10 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 5. - 5 gallon for $75 15 gallon for $175 -
#35) Phyllostachys rubromarginata (Red Margin Bamboo): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 55 feet tall with canes up to 2.8 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to -5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 6. - 5 gallon for $65 15 gallon: Please call for pricing. -
#36) Phyllostachys violascens: A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 20 feet tall with canes up to 2 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 0 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7. - - - -
#37) Phyllostachys virdis 'Robert Young': A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 40 feet tall with canes up to 3 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7. - 5 gallon for $75 15 gallon for $175 -
#38) Phyllostachys vivax (Vivax): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 70 feet tall with canes up to 5 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to -5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 6. - 5 gallon for $75 15 gallon for $195

20 gallon for $495

We have some very large plants available in 25, 45, and 65 gallon pots, up to 3" diameter canes and 45' tall. Please call for pricing.
#39) Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis' (Golden Vivax): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 70 feet tall with canes up to 5 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 6. -
Supersale
5 gallon

Vivax Aureocaulis

1-4 plants for $75 each,

5-9 plants for $65 each,

10-24 plants for $55 each,

25-49 plants for $50 each,

50+ plants for $45 each.

Supersale
15 gallon

Vivax Aureocaulis

1-4 plants for $195 each,

5-9 plants for $175 each,

10-24 plants for $150 each,

25+ plants for $135 each

We have a large inventory of 25 gallon, 24", 30", and 36" planting boxes in stock with canes up to 3" in diameter and 45' tall. Please call for pricing.
#40) Phyllostachys vivax 'Huangwenzhu': A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 70 feet tall with canes up to 5 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 6. - 5 gallon for $75 15 gallon for $195 25 gallon: Please call for pricing.
#41) Phyllostachys vivax 'Huangwenzhu-Inversa': A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 70 feet tall with canes up to 5 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 6. - 5 gallon for $75 15 gallon for $225 25 gallon: Please call for pricing.
#42) Pseudosasa japonica (Arrow Bamboo, Yadake): A partial to full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 18 feet tall with canes up to 0.8 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7. -
Supersale
5 gallon

Arrow Bamboo

1-4 plants for $55 each,

5-9 plants for $50 each,

10-24 plants for $45 each,

25-49 plants for $40 each,

50+ plants for $35 each.

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#43) Pseudosasa japonica 'Tsutsumiana' (Green Onion Bamboo): A partial to full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 18 feet tall with canes up to 0.8 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 5 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 7. -
Supersale
5 gallon

Green Onion Bamboo

1-4 plants for $55 each,

5-9 plants for $50 each,

10-24 plants for $45 each,

25-49 plants for $40 each,

50+ plants for $35 each.

Supersale
15 gallon

Green Onion Bamboo

1-4 plants for $175 each,

5-9 plants for $150 each,

10-24 plants for $125 each,

25-49 plants for $115 each,

50+ plants for $105 each.

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#44) Semiarundinaria fastuosa (Red Temple Bamboo): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 30 feet tall with canes up to 1.5 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 0 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 6. - - 15 gallon: $165
Supersale
25 gallon

Red Temple Bamboo

1-4 plants for $450 each,

5-9 plants for $400 each,

10-24 plants for $350 each,

25+ plants for $300 each.

#45) Semiarundinaria fastuosa 'Virdis' (Green Temple Bamboo): A full sun bamboo with a vertical growth habit. It grows to 35 feet tall with canes up to 1.5 inches in diameter when mature. Rated to 0 °F by the American Bamboo Society. Minimum USDA Zone 6. - - 15 gallon: Please call for pricing. -


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