What Kind of Bamboo is Best for Privacy?
There are many bamboo varieties on the market, each with unique features and benefits. Palmco offers cold-hardy and tropical clumping bamboo, including the best kind for privacy screens. It is essential to consider growing and maintenance requirements when choosing bamboo for privacy screens. Many bamboo species can make excellent privacy screens.
This is considered the best option for privacy screens because it is non-invasive. An excellent example of clumping bamboo for privacy screens is Seabreeze Bamboo. This bamboo variety can create beautiful privacy screens. It grows well in coastal areas, which explains its popularity among Florida homeowners. This plant has beautiful features, including dark green leaves and fine-grained wood.
Seabreeze bamboo originates from Southern China and has a reputation for being cold-hardy. In addition, this bamboo species has a high tolerance for drought, floods, wind, and salty air. Another notable attribute of this bamboo species is its fast-growing nature. In addition, Seabreeze Bamboo does not require constant watering. It also does well in the sun or shade making it an excellent option for privacy screens. Homeowners looking for robust and low maintenance bamboo should consider planting Seabreeze.
This popular medium-tight clumping bamboo from China makes an attractive ornamental and a beautiful dense privacy hedge. It features light green leaves and nicely spaced thin-walled culms that develop a stunning powder-like, soft, light blue bloom. The plant will grow to a maximum height of about 35 feet with 3-inch diameter culms.
Often called Painted Bamboo, this beauty is one of the most cultivated ornamental bamboos in the tropical world. It features bright yellow 4-inch diameter canes with random green stripes that resemble drip marks. Easily propagated, it grows to a typical height of 40 to 50 feet within about three years. Golden Hawaiian bamboo is ideal for use as an ornamental centerpieces or tall screening in tropical areas.
The well-behaved Golden Goddess bamboo is one of the smaller clumping bamboo varieties, reaching only about 10 to 12 feet in height. This makes it a popular choice for shorter hedges and for containers on the patio or around the pool. The semi-dwarf bamboo also creates a beautiful privacy hedge when planted four to eight feet apart.
Golden Goddess has very small, delicate leaves and densely packed 1/4-inch canes that become golden with age and sun exposure. It fills in quickly, creating a beautiful hedge in about six months and a privacy wall within a year. It is very cold hardy down to 15°F to 18°F and extremely drought tolerant once established.
More About Palmco
Palmco offers a wide selection of bamboo trees that provide excellent privacy. Our Pine Island plantation features state-of-the-art fertilization and irrigation systems. In addition, we do not use restricted chemicals at any stage of our plants’ growth processes. Also, we monitor the soil in our plantation regularly to prevent the leaching of unwanted chemical compounds into the environment. Our plantation has a state-of-the-art recycling system that produces mulch from plant by-products and wastes.
Please contact Palmco at (239) 283-1329 to inquire about what kind of bamboo is best for privacy screens in your area.