Creating a Bamboo Screen
My wife and live in a new urban area in Central Virginia (Charlottesville). We want to block out the view of some Townhouses that are across the street from us. To do this, we have research many different plants, but think we have settled on bamboo.
Our idea is to kill two birds with one stone. We want to create a digging area for our small children so we thought that we could bury 5 to 7 containers of bamboo in plastic containers so that they wouldn't over take our yard in a "sand bed." We were thinking we would plant 8 to 10 shoots per container.
We need bamboo that will grow at least 12 feet high.
Any suggestions on types of bamboo that will do well in this area of the country?
Any suggestions on the type of container to purchase to house the bamboo?