Fast growing, upright varieties of bamboo make ideal privacy and shade screens. The plants can be purchased at the appropriate height for an instant screen. Advanced bamboo plants are significantly cheaper compared to purchasing the more traditional varieties of screening plants. Please note that most bamboo takes 5 - 10 years to reach its maximum listed height, depending on growing conditions.
The evergreen foliage of bamboo can be used to create an attractive hedge. As bamboo is fast growing, a hedge can be achieved faster than if more traditional hedging plants are used. Different clumping bamboos are available to achieve dwarf hedges, waist-high hedges or taller hedges/screens.
The bamboo can be cut to form a hedge like you would do for traditional hedging plants. This is best done after the new culms have grown to their full height in the spring/summer. Minor touch ups at other times of the year would be sufficient after this one major pruning.
If it is not possible to grow your bamboo in the ground, then there are a number of varieties that will suit being grown in pots or containers. It is important to not only select the correct variety for growing in a contained environment, but the correct container as well.
Bamboo grown in a container can achieve that tall straight screen or that nice bushy wind break/noise barrier, and is ideal for those balconies or patios with tight spaces.
The best varieties for growing in pots or containers are the smaller varieties. Please use our plant finder to identify the variety that will best suit your particular arrangement.
The thick foliage of bamboo not only provides great screens and hedges, but can also be great as a windbreak or noise barrier. This is a feature that is becoming more popular in areas where roads are becoming busier and natural bushland is being removed.
Many varieties of bamboo, either tall or short, are perfect as a fast growing windbreak around orchards. The extra benefit this creates is that of a spray drift and odour barrier.
Amongst our large selection of Bamboo there are many that perform well as standalone specimens or as a cluster of plants, to perfectly enhance that ‘spot’ in the garden. Their distinctive features make a bold statement or promote a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The way in which these beautiful ornamental Bamboos can be used is only limited by our imagination. Popularity with the use of clumping bamboo continues to increase in landscape design.
From time to time, we are in a position to offer plants at a discounted price.
Periodically, we have better than expected success during propagation, which causes an excess of a certain variety of plant. Occasionally, we have plants that have reached their maximum sellable maturity.
At times, some plants are subjected to environmental stresses which cause them to fall below our aesthetic standards. These plants are healthy, and will grow fine, but they just don’t look as pretty in their pots as we would like.