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Bamboo Landscaping

 

Bamboo used as a privacy hedge along the street, with bamboo fence and gate behind. Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectablis’, currently 15 to 18 feet high, was planted 3 years previously. It will grow to 25 feet or higher, and more of the lower branches and foliage will then be removed to expose the bamboo’s golden culms (canes).

 

Bamboo Screen

The problem:

Lack of privacy. The neighbors’s house overlooks the client’s property with windows opposite.
The solution:

20+ ft. Phyllostachys vivax ‘Aureocaulis’, installed in three very large, pressure-treated timber planters, provides instant screening without overpowering the landscape.
Vivax is a large timber bamboo capable of growing quickly to 50 foot heights in Victoria’s climate. Size will probably be somewhat reduced in the planters, but additional growth will quickly thicken and heighten the screen.
The delivery of the planters, soil, and bamboo in large 25 gallon pots. The planters are built off-site, delivered and leveled, filled with an improved soil blend and planted. Installation was completed in one day.

 

Tropical Effects

 

Hardy Chinese fan palm (Trachycarpus fortunei), giant timber bamboo (vivax), and perennials.

A narrow garden path with a big blue quilted hosta in the foreground and giant timber bamboo (vivax) behind. The vivax screens out neighbors’s second story windows but has a small footprint of only 2 x 6 feet. It can grow to 30 feet in 4 years, and eventually 50 feet or more.

The tropical effect is usually achieved with large leaf foliage and texture. There are six different bamboo species in this photo, dominated by a banana grove and giant calla in the centre, with black mondo grass, hosta, phormium, and hardy fan palms. Bamboos – golden viridistriatus in the foreground, ‘Spectablis’ and vivax ‘Aureocaulis’, both with yellow culms on the right, and Semiarundinaria fastuosa behind.

 

Bamboo’s bold upright culms make a striking vertical impact in a landscape, especially when planted as an individual specimen…


Phyllostachys bambusoides ‘Castillon’, with alternating green and yellow culms. It can grow to 30 feet in a warm location. It is low to spread, making it and its close relative, Phyllostachys bambusoides ‘Allgold’, good choices for smaller gardens when a larger bamboo is desired.

 

Phyllostachys vivax ‘Aureocaulis’, yellow culms with random green stripes, is much more vigorous than ‘Castillon’ and can grow to 50 feet or more.  A very good choice for fast, high screens in larger landscapes.

 

Making a strong vertical statement, Fargesia robusta grows to about 15 feet and is a clumping (non-spreading) bamboo and probably the best of the Fargesia genus for a sunny location. The persistent white parchment-like culm sheathes add to the effect.

 

Commercial and Industrial Applications

 

Diversity of scale and size, durability, low maintenance, and a small footprint in relation to imposing vertical impact  - these are some of bamboo’s qualities that have warranted its use in larger scale commercial planting, such as residential complexes, shopping malls, airports and office buildings.

 

 

 

Hope this has given you some ideas on bamboo landscaping possibilities. Thanks for looking in.

Bamboo and cedar gate and fence, Phyllostachys aurea ‘Koi’ both sides of gate, Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectablis’ above and behind fence, Clematis armandii above gate,  and Pleioblastus viridistriatus in foreground.

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