too tightly spaced?

oldhamiiMay 4, 2010

I'm new to growing bamboo and have been trying to find an answer to the following question, with no luck.

I am about to plant a screen with a variety called Golden Weaver. I've seen them mature, spaced 6 ft (2 m) apart. In this arrangement, they produce an effective privacy barrier, above a height of about 6 ft. However, below that, there are "windows" between each clump.

If they were planted at 3 ft apart, it seems as though the screen would be much more effective. I understand that they would be somewhat stunted due to crowding, but would they be unhealthy?

Should I just put in another row, staggered, and give up the yard space?

If anyone out there has tried this, please let me know!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

"Slender Weaver" that is.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2010 at 1:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

Are you talking about Bambusa textilis, a clumper? In any case, I don't see a problem with planting them close's not like you're trying to grow carrots and need optimal spacing. The bamboo won't be unhealthy if they are close together. At some point in the future they will expand, and merge, and adjust to one another regardless of the spacing. A double row is fine if you have the space. Otherwise, a single row, tightly spaced, should be just about as good.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2010 at 8:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

yes, bambusa textilis, a clumper.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2010 at 12:33PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Alternate plant suggestion for bamboo which is not...
Thick Canes, Small Clump
Two months ago I got an issue of Florida Gardening...
Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake, F
my new planted bamboo is dying.... I think
hey guys, this is Alex from Mexico, Baja, my zone is...
Help me choose bamboo for dry summer
Hello! I would like to grow a grove of bamboo that...
blue bamboo?
I am looking for bamboo hardy to zone 7 with blue culms....
Sponsored Products
Lite Source Bronx Dark Bronze Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Infinity Rectangular: 5 Ft. 3 In. x 7 Ft. 6 In. Rug
$429.00 | Bellacor
Zebroid Rug
$129.99 | Dot & Bo
Afina Basix Plus Antique Style Recessed Medicine Cabinet - 24W x 4.5D x 30H in.
$499.00 | Hayneedle
Home Decorators Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Home Decorators Collection Rugs
Home Depot
Smart & Green | Zen LED Indoor Outdoor Lamp
$239.00 | YLighting
Glove Wool Lounge Chair in Red
$699.00 | LexMod
Solid Bronze Wire Drawer Pull
Signature Hardware
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™