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Bamboo Barriers?

 

Fast growing, spreading bamboos are useful for producing a lush, tropical effect and high vertical screens quickly. Our comparatively dry, cool summers will slow their spread but they may need control to keep them in their place in the long run. Before planting consider installing an underground bamboo barrier. This is a thin, high density plastic “curtain” extending about 24” below grade (bamboo generally roots in the top 12”) around the bamboo. It forces spreading rhizomes to the surface where they can be cut off annually. Another option is to maintain a 3 to 5 foot space around running bamboo so spreading rhizomes and shoots can be accessed and removed (dug up). Or consider planting running bamboos in large pots (1/2 whiskey barrels are the perfect shape) or pressure treated wood planters. See the big planters shown in our Pictures page.

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What’s the best planting method?

Dig a hole twice as large as the pot containing the bamboo. If the excavated soil See More...

What’s the best spacing for bamboo screens or hedges?

The majority of our customers buy bamboo for hedging and it makes an excellent screen for a number of reasons See More...

Selecting the right bamboo variety for your landscape:

Different bamboo species have evolved to live in different environmentsSee More...

What is the growth pattern for bamboo?

Bamboo is different from most plants, in that it is genetically programmed to grow to a specific height See More...

How do you kill bamboo (intentionally or accidentally)?

Some people think of bamboo as an unstoppable force that will invade and dominate See More...

How do you grow bamboo in containers and pots?

While some species do much better than others in pots, most bamboo See More...
How much does bamboo cost? Although bamboo is generally tough and fast growing once established See More...

Recommended bamboos for specific situations:

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Is bamboo difficult to grow?

If you can manage a lawn you can grow bamboo. Both are grasses and both will thrive in our climate See More...

Will bamboo spread uncontrollably?

Clumping bamboo species will not spread and are generally low maintenance plants. See More...