Bamboo plants are interesting and unique, which helps create a one-of-a-kind look in your garden landscape. Bamboo (Bambusoideae) is a type of grass (Poaceae). In total, 250 bamboo plants work well in the US and North America.
How tall does bamboo grow?
Bamboo plants can reproduce. Species reach heights of 12" to 75'. Under most circumstances, the plant will reach its full height in five to six years. On average, a bamboo plant will grow 1' to 3' a year. However, specifics regarding height rate and clumping rate are dependent on the variety and type of bamboo planted.
What colors are available in bamboo plants?
Bamboo plants are available in a variety of colors. The assortment of colors allow gardeners to add a splash of color anywhere they'd like. For instance, if using the plant as a privacy screen, it's the easiest way to spruce up the screen.
How to Plant Bamboo
When choosing a place to plant bamboo in your garden, it's best to leave 3' to 5' apart to create a dense screen. If you're not planting bamboo to create a dense screen, you can space the plants 5' to 10' apart. Bamboo grows best in areas that get at least five hours of direct sunlight each day.
When should bamboo be planted?
Bamboo can be planted any time of year. If being planted in climates that experience harsh winters, the plant should be planted early enough to allow it to establish itself in the ground and harden before the temperatures begin to drop. Bamboo is a very hardy plant and can survive in cold temperatures.
Can bamboo be planted in containers?
Yes, bamboo can be grown in containers. Bamboo species that clump and increase will need to be replanted every few years for the plant to reach its full potential.