Very 15'+ tall clumping bamboo for screening (Seattle)?
Hi there. I live in Seattle and have been researching tall clumping bamboo. I'm trying to screen out a 3-story apartment building on the western border of our property but am too apprehensive about the use of aggressive runner bamboo in an urban area (even w/ rhizome barrier). I've researched my options online and it seems Borinda Boliana is likely the tallest of the clumping bamboos? Does anyone have any experience with this bamboo? How does it over-winter? Does it get really very tall or is that a myth? Does it have an upright shape or do the canes drape over significantly? I'm looking for maximum screening capabilities w/out the liability hazard of running bamboo. Any recommendation for good bamboo screens would be very much appreciated. FYI: this bamboo would only have direct sunlight in the morning as the western apartment building would block afternoon sun. The soil is on the rich, loose side, though I'm not sure of its acidity.
Thanks in advance for any info you can provide. Locals don't seem to have heard of this bamboo...
This post was edited by Tessinseattle on Wed, May 14, 14 at 12:00