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What kind of bamboo should I buy?

Posted by buddhahoon South Carolina (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 14, 14 at 15:25

Hey everyone! I am sure this question has been addressed before but I couldnt find the direct answer I am looking for.

I have an area approx: 150ft x 75ft that i want to fill with bamboo quickly for privacy and I just think it looks amazing.

What kind of bamboo has the following qualities;

1. Most invasive
2. Fast growing
3. Tall
4. Spreads like Kudzu
5. Will grow in my climate (South Carolina)
6. Hardy and easy to grow (I am not a very good Gardner)
7. Is obtainable in bulk


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RE: What kind of bamboo should I buy?

Are you fairly close to the Silverbrook cemetery in Anderson South Carolina? If you are close enough to the grove, I've heard that they do allow people to dig moso divisions form the perimeter of the grove.

My suggestion is to dig the smaller culms on the perimeter because they tend to have more exposure to the sun, more overall stored energy, and establish a lot faster.

I would suggest going for a visit and then digging out some massive multi-culm divisions 200+lbs. I would suggest going before April because that's when shooting season happens. Divisions won't be nearly as successful or energized after shoots emerge.

Here is a link that might be useful: forum link to location


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RE: What kind of bamboo should I buy?

If the above advise is not an option, I would look at red margin (Phyllostachys rubromarginata) bamboo. I have read studies from research that this variety is the fastest to spread and fill in.


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