Growing Bamboo in Pots for Privacy
Are you interested in growing bamboo in pots for privacy? If you are an architect or landscaper, growing clumping bamboo from Palmco in pots may be a great way to add privacy to an area with minimal installation cost and upkeep. Clumping bamboo is ideal for a number of applications, but it excels at providing privacy.
Palmco serves the contiguous U.S. from our 600-acre farm in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida. We provide FF-grade palms, top-quality clumping bamboos, and spectacular ornamental plants, such as the Mast Tree, to landscape contractors, architects and developers who want to beautify residential estates, resorts, golf courses, commercial properties and more.
Asian Lemon Bamboo
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.
Angel Mist Bamboo
Angel Mist bamboo is light in color—yellow or light green—with dark green striping and a waxy powder coating. This beautiful bamboo is tall—35 feet in height—but not as tall as similar “giant” bamboos. It is easy to care for and ideal for use in urban gardens. It is commanding and attractive, and it serves both to screen an area for privacy and to draw visitors’ eyes toward its impressive size and color.
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.
Perfect for tight spots, Monastery bamboo is tight-clumping and tall. It features small leaves on the top third that give it a cloud-like effect.
Its lower portion tends not to grow foliage, which makes each clump appear almost tree-like. The attractive plant has strong and extremely straight culms that can grow up to 40 feet in areas where the soil is well-drained but consistently moist. It can be used, as most bamboo can, for screening, but its tall, almost regal, appearance is great for use as a centerpiece.
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.
Growing bamboo in pots for privacy is a practical solution to an old problem. The problem is this: how do you, as a designer, architect, or landscaper, add privacy to an area without spending too much time or money? The answer is clumping bamboo. If you are interested in learning more, call Palmco between Monday and Friday, from 8am to 5pm, at (239) 283-1329.