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Bamboo in container

Posted by leena1947 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 25, 10 at 16:32

I want to plant some bamboo in containers on the edge of my deck for some privacy. Do I need to buy the clumping kind (Golden bamboo, Golden Godess) or does the other kind do OK as well? Thank you.

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RE: Bamboo in container

Golden Goddess does very well in a pot for a privacy screen.

From my experience, clumpers do better in the long run, as the runners will need to be repotted more often than the clumpers.

If you plant a runner, I would also recommend a shorter variety since the taller growing ones will become rootbound quickly, and as the culms get larger, they don't produce a thick privacy screen. Shorter runners make thicker screens.


RE: Bamboo in container

Thank you, Kentuck. I am headed to a bamboo nursery tomorrow!

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