• To form a solid fence within 3 years, space bamboo plants 5 feet apart along the desired fence line. Space bamboo plants closer together if you want your fence to fill in more quickly.


  • With few insect or disease problems, bamboo is adaptable and can grow even in fairly poor soils. Bamboo will reach its full, mature height in about 10 years. Bamboo is an evergreen or semi-evergreen, so the tops may suffer winter burn or die back during the especially cold seasons


  • Bamboo takes about three years to get established. Once established the new shoots that emerge in the Spring (they will still only grow for 60 days) will continue to get bigger and more numerous from year to year as the colony grows towards maturity.

    Similarly, are bamboo plants fast growing? Bamboos include some of the fastest-growing plants in the world, due to a unique rhizome-dependent system. Certain species of bamboo can grow 910 mm (36 in) within a 24-hour period, at a rate of almost 40 mm (1.6 in) an hour (a growth around 1 mm every 90 seconds, or 1 inch every 40 minutes).

    Secondly, does bamboo make a good privacy fence?

    Bamboo for Privacy Screening. Bamboo is a great plant for visual privacy screens or evergreen hedges because it has a relatively small footprint, its tall, its alive and it grows fast, produces oxygen and sequesters carbon, and to top it off, its beautiful.

    What is the best bamboo plant for screening?

    Bambusa Textilis Gracilis is the best of bamboos for hedges and bamboo screening. Bamboo Gracilis is the most popular garden/fence screening or hedging plant. Bamboo Gracilis is the most popular and best screening or bamboo hedge plant.

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