Best Bamboo for Privacy

Best Bamboo for Privacy

Privacy is one of the primary reasons people turn to landscaping. No matter the type of property involved, you are likely interested in screening plants to divide the property or line its borders. Bamboo is one of the best plants for this purpose. In this article, Palmco will tell you about using clumping bamboo and introduce you to some of the best bamboos for privacy.

Palmco is Florida’s premier grower of top quality non-invasive clumping bamboo. We are one of the largest palm and bamboo plantations in North America and offer 15 breathtaking varieties of tropical and subtropical clumping bamboo to customers across the Southeastern United States.

Our clumping bamboos are available in a variety of sizes, colors and textures to help you create magnificent hedges and privacy screens, windbreaks, noise barriers, as well as stunning specimens that will provide visual impact in any landscape.

Uses in Landscaping for Clumping Bamboo

Mankind has been using bamboo for thousands of years. Bamboo has a high strength-to-weight ratio, making it ideal for use as a building material and for tools and weaponry. It has long been used for furniture, shelter, scaffolding, irrigation pipes, utensils, fishing rods, and even as a food source.

As a landscaping material, clumping bamboo has a myriad of uses as:

  • a single attention-getting specimen
  • a privacy screen to divide space
  • a living alternative to a fence
  • a hedge
  • a noise barrier
  • a method of providing shade
  • a windbreak or storm barrier
  • a backdrop for other tropical plants

Clumping Bamboo Recommendations

Clumping bamboo—tall, dense, easy-to-care-for, beautiful—is great for privacy. Here are a few of our favorites:

Asian Lemon
The Asian Lemon Bamboo is a great screening plant that will also provide eye-popping color in any landscape. It is tall enough to provide cover at 25 feet, but not so tall that it is unwieldy. It forms in erect, tight clumps and is visually breathtaking. It can also survive in temperatures down to 20°F, which makes it quite cold-hardy.

Graceful Bamboo
Graceful Bamboo has an upright growth pattern with foliage that cascades gracefully and leaf tips that point downward. We often call it the “ideal” bamboo. The very fast growing and well-behaved bamboo can reach heights up to 25 feet tall within 2 to 3 years and can handle temperatures down to 15°F. The tight erect clumps are ideal for narrow spaces and are often planted in a row to create a beautiful privacy hedge.

Seabreeze Bamboo
Seabreeze Bamboo is tough, bushy and very fast growing to heights up to 40 feet, and can withstand temperatures down to 20°F. Its 2 1/2-inch diameter canes have a distinctive bluish-white tint in each section. When mature, it forms a graceful umbrella-shaped arch and is perfect for hedges and privacy screens. The canes also make peaceful “bamboo sounds” in the wind.

Get more information about the best bamboo for privacy screening by contacting Palmco at (239) 283-1329, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM. We’ll answer all of your questions and arrange delivery to your jobsite.