What Kind of Bamboo would you suggest
Hi guys, I've been on the Pond & Water Garden Forum for a while, but never here. I been into home landscaping for many years. Last fall I installed my second koi pond. This one was a big one, 50 thousand gallons. My filter system is quite big. Though partially hidden by a bank, it still stands out.
Now when I was a kid we used to run through the bamboo patches and use them as play spears etc. I never knew of the vast variety of bamboo until this winter. I was planning on building a fence to hide the filter system. But I believe a barrier of bamboo next to the koi pond would look awesome. Now I live in zone 5, what I've heard is that clumping bamboo does not over winter well.
I'm really don't want runners of bamboo going crazy on my property. I've thought of planting running bamboo in large containers to keep them confined to an area. Any suggestions of what to use. I would like the height to be 5 to 6 feet.