Sources/Advice on Bamboo For In-Laws

parad0x(Z7 Philadelphia)June 19, 2009

My in-laws would like to plant some bamboo in a shady spot in their backyard, as a privacy fence between their neighbors behind them. The area is about 10 ft wide. I'm pretty sure it's a lot of clay, as it used to be under an above-ground pool.

They're in 19135 zip in Northeast Philadelphia...I would appreciate any advice on where they could purchase bamboo for this area, which variety would be best...etc...

Thanks!

Todd

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

There are a number of bamboo that would work for that purpose. But do they care whether it's running or clumping bamboo? Running bamboo will fill out a hedge more quickly, but will need either an in-ground carrier or maintenance after several years to keep it from spreading into unwanted places. Clumping bamboo will not run, but each clump will slowly expand in diameter over time.

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