Clumping Bamboo – Good for Screening

Clumping bamboo can make excellent additions to any landscape or garden and are good for screening purposes. Palmco is one of the leading wholesalers of clumping bamboo, mast trees, and palm trees in the U.S. Our plantation is located on Pine Island, off the west coast of Florida. We serve all of Florida and the contiguous United States. Our clumping bamboo is becoming a favorite for gardeners and homeowners throughout the U.S. However, we do not offer running bamboo because of its invasive nature. As part of our client service, we offer tips and guides on how to plant clumping bamboo.

Essential Considerations when Planting Clumping Bamboo

Clumping Bamboo - Good for ScreeningClumping bamboo has many functions. However, many people use it for privacy in their landscapes. Apart from its privacy-enhancing feature, clumping bamboo can improve the curb appeal of your landscape. In addition, bamboo produces excellent canes that can make wood products, furniture, and flooring. Also, bamboo shoots are packed with nutrients making them a unique food source for animals.

An important consideration when planting bamboo is the purpose of installing the plant. For instance, consider spacing and variety if you want to install bamboo plants in your garden for aesthetic appeal. In the same breath, consider the variety and your space requirements when looking for bamboo for screening or privacy.

Water Requirements

Bamboo has a reputation for being a thirsty plant. Therefore, it is essential to consider the water requirements of the bamboo plants you want to install. Even drought-tolerant varieties can be extremely thirsty, especially when young. Young bamboo plants have high water requirements because they need to break down vital nutrients to support growth and establish themselves.

Once bamboo plants become established in the ground, they become more tolerant to wind, drought, low temperatures, and other environmental factors. However, avoid overwatering your bamboo plants. The plant does not do well in boggy soil. If you do not have the time to water your bamboo plants daily, consider setting up drip irrigation or an eco-friendly water recycling system.

Bamboo Variety

The first step is to research the bamboo varieties that do well in your region. Consider the bamboo variety you want to plant. There are thousands of bamboo species in the world. However, only some do well in the U.S. Consider choosing bamboo varieties that do well in your location.

Bamboo species have varying growth requirements. Some varieties do well in cold climates, while others thrive in tropical or sub-tropical conditions. In addition, some bamboo varieties, including clumping bamboo, are known for providing excellent screening. Therefore, choose a variety suitable for your location and purpose.  

Sunlight Requirements

Although it may not seem like a significant consideration, sunlight can have a huge impact on the growth and survival of your bamboo plants. However, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all sunlight requirement for bamboo plants. The bamboo variety you choose determines its sunlight requirements.

Smaller bamboo varieties require more sunlight than larger varieties. Most bamboo varieties do well with at least 3 hours of direct sunlight per day.

Palmco is a leading wholesaler of clumping bamboo, mast trees, and palm trees in the U.S. We have been supplying landscape architects, designers, contractors, and commercial developers with cold hardy and tropical trees since 1984. We also offer Florida Fancy grade palm trees, the highest grade and most sought-after palm trees in the U.S. Our clumping bamboo is excellent for screening, wind-breaking, and hedges.

Please contact Palmco at (239) 283-1329 to learn more about our bamboo varieties.