Chinese Dwarf: Lush formal hedge
Malay Dwarf Variegated: Hardy, fast growing, full foliage hedge
Boniopsis: Hardy, fast growing, full foliage screen
For varieties suitable to grow in suburban yards, clumping bamboo is best planted with 1 to 1.5m spaces between each plant.
When purchasing plants on the internet, it can be quite confusing, and often misleading when the product price is defined by the different pot or bag sizes.
It is best to dig the hole about twice the size of the container that the plant is coming out of. However, if the bamboo plant is advanced in a large container this may be a little excessive.