Golden Bamboo or Podocarpus G. for screening?
I wanted some of your opinions between the two plants listed. I have about 8 clumps of golden bamboo that i have planted along the property line for privacy from the neighbors driveway bordering a 4ft concrete wall last year. Since then, the bamboos have really taken off and there are new shoots sprouting everywhere. While i do like them for their vigor, i have a problem with them leaning and their thirst for water. During winter time, the leaf tips would burn if i skipped a day of watering or if the santa anas blew in. I was considering replacing them with a podocarpus gracilior hedge, since the soil is sandy and drains... well...too fast.
Thanks in advance.