Running Bamboo for Narrow Space
I'm considering planting bamboo in a small yard with a very narrow growth area. It's 45' long, but only 2' wide.
I've consulted with the local bamboo nursery, and someone they recommended who has installed rhizome barriers.
Has anyone else planted bamboo in such a small space and what issues have you had with controlling the spread of rhizomes, even with the barrier?
Even with the barrier, what regular maintenance will be required to keep the plants healthy, but contained?
I have neighbors on all sides and don't want to end up having issues over time. Having the neighbors on all sides, though, is why we are in need of a tall hedge, tall enough to cover a close two story building.
Also, any recommendations for particular plants would be greatly appreciated. Something that doesn't spread too much too quickly, but grows to a maximum of 25-30 feet would be ideal.
As of now, we're torn between going ahead with the bamboo or going with a much slower growing hedge like Dodonaea viscosa.
Thanks in advance for any advice or information. I'd had my heart set on going with bamboo, but have lingering concerns that it'll end up being a problem in such a confined space.