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Resolved Bamboo Species Advice

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  1. Mark O'Connor
  2. General Gardening
  3. Monday, 19 January 2015
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Hi Everyone,


I am looking for advice about the best options for bamboo types. I have a long but narrow area (only about 60cm wide) in which I would like to grow something as a screen - will need to be atleast 2 to 3 metres tall. I have been thinking about using bamboo. However, this area is on a fenceline, and I am worried about it spreading into the neighbours property.


Is there a clumping babmboo species that would do the job for me? Is anyone able to provide some advice or recommendations?


thanks


Mark

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Lindy Bushnell
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Hello. Here is some information that I collected from a video (url included here) on clumping bamboos, which is definitely what you need. If you want to learn about growing and maintaining your bamboo, controlling it (You still need to do a little of this with clumping bamboo), etc., there are some other great videos on youtube.com; and you will automatically see them as you view this one. Here is my very cursory info., but at least you can look into the clumping varieties and see which would grow the best in your region and in the location you have chosen on your property. You will see asterisks on the fourth type, which I am interested in because it is very hot here.

Five Clumping Bamboos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AC5BOipMaU

World's fastest growing plant

a) bambusa vulgarus vittata

orangy golden and tall


b) gigantochloa atroviolacia (java black)

very tall black trunks


c) bambusa hetrostachya variegated (dward Malay variegated)

This one can be pruned (3 meters tall)

d) chinese dwarf bamboo (can grow in pots)--2 meters in pots and 3-4 meters in the garden

**Bambusa guanngziensis

loves heat and hardy to -4 degrees

e) Murray Island Bamboo

Schizostachyum

5 meters best in warm temperate region

NOTE 2 METERS == 6.5 FEET
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  1. iCultivate
  2. 3 years ago
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This is wonderful information and advice. Thanks for contributing.
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Ronny Winsser
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I also like bamboo for the borderline but we have a neighbor that grows bamboo, it grows underneath the 6ft brick wall and bamboo grows underneath it to my property. You can grow bamboo in medal containers if its on borderline with your neighbor. There is also many types of bamboo with ones being stronger.
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Hello. I have bamboo on my boundary to give privacy over our pool. After doing a lot of research, we chose a clumping bamboo that grows to a maximum of 6 meters called China Gold. It looks exactly like what I was hoping for and has screened the neighbouring townhouses really well however unfortunately, it is now going a little wild and moving into our neighbours' yard. It also loses its leaves quite easily and this is causing a lot of upkeep to the pool. Just something to think about. Even clumping bamboo needs to be controlled.
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Good advice, Gabi
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