Shade Bamboo for privacy screen SE TX
I will be planting a bamboo privacy screen along approximately 160' of my 60% shade (filtered light through medium trees)1/2 acre homesite. I was planning on several groupings of unique and interesting bamboo varieties and have come here for ideas.
I am familiar w/ Buddha Belly, Giant Timber and Alphonse Karr in my capacity as Senior Landscape Designer at a local design-build firm and I have excellent sources.
Trouble is, I am a "plant nut" and am looking for unusual but hardy cultivars for my project...might possibly even propagate them and sell them to my customers. That's why I have come here...to learn about any and all possible collector, unusual or just plain practical bamboo that meet my criteria.
One variety will have to be planted in a narrow drain area, so moisture tolerance is a must for that choice.
Height can be anywhere from 12'-15 but a 50' stand could be dramatic, there is plenty of
I would like to ask you this question:
If it were your lot, what would you plant?
I am here to learn everything I can about Texas bamboos. Your help will be appreciated.