Bamboo Plants for Privacy Fence
Bamboo plants are a great option for a privacy fence for your architectural and landscape design installations. And, as a professional in these fields, Palmco should be your go to resource for all things bamboo and palm.
Palmco is a family owned business located on more than 600 acres of palm and bamboo plantation. We are situated on gorgeous Pine Island in Florida and are one of the largest bamboo and palm growers in the country. Our four generations of experts provide you with unparalleled quality plants. When you order from us you can rest assured that your palms and bamboo will arrive on time, in pristine, ready-to-plant condition.
When considering bamboo plants for privacy fencing, it is important to know what height your customers are expecting. Obviously, some bamboo is better than others when it comes to covering two story residences and businesses. Learning about the right bamboo for your installation is easy when you rely on Palmco’s expertise.
Choosing the Right Bamboo
Bear in mind that Palmco only sells non-invasive clumping bamboo. We understand that running bamboo has given the plants a bad name, so we ensure our customers that the clumping bamboo you purchase from us will be easy to maintain and will stay where you plant it.
Here are some of our favorite options for privacy fence:
Asian Lemon (Bambusa eutuldoides ‘Viridivittata’). Hailing from Southern China, this bamboo variety will reach heights of 25 feet. It is a great choice for privacy screening and is quite beautiful. The new shoots have a pink and peach tone with green stripes. But when the plant reaches the height of maturity, the culms become a bright lemon yellow and maintain the green stripes.
Alphonse Karr (Bambusa multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’). This bamboo is capable of withstanding temperatures as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Its bright green leaves are bluish on the bottom, and its golden culms make it a gorgeous addition to any yard. It is one of the most commonly used and cultivated bamboos for the purpose of hedging and screening applications.
Seabreeze (Bambusa malingensis). If you are looking to cover a second story structure, Seabreeze is a great option because it can reach 40 feet in height. It is tolerant of high winds and cold temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Seabreeze is hardy and bushy and has blue-white canes that are quite attractive.
Important Advice for Planting
Now that you have some ideas about the bamboo plants that will work best for your privacy fence installations, we would like to provide you with some important advice about planting bamboo.
Unlike many other plants, bamboo root balls should not be torn apart. Because bamboo rhizomes and roots only grow during specific times of the year, they won’t heal like other plant roots. We suggest you plant during the spring and fall to ensure the best health and growth.
Finally, when it comes to maintaining your clients’ bamboo privacy fence, we advise trimming off dead or unhealthy looking sections during the summer months. Culms usually only live for five to seven years. They should be removed when they start showing signs of deterioration.
Following these suggestions for bamboo plants will help ensure that your clients are happy with the privacy fence you’ve installed. Whenever you are in need of additional advice, or would like to place an order, feel free to contact the experts at Palmco at (239) 283-1329.