Although nearly every type of bamboo can be used as an ornamental in landscaping, the varieties we offer as ideal for privacy hedges are those most recommended for their compact and vertical growth habits and eventual height, along with their reputation for screening out unwanted neighbors or views. Creating a natural visual and sound barrier with bamboo provides an attractive evergreen and fast growing solution that is comparatively inexpensive and superior to many other options. Clumping bamboos make ideal low maintenance hedges and should be selected with a desired outcome in mind, taking into account eventual height, branching characteristics, color and your budget based on the spacing between plants and the desired time-frame to achieve a continuous screen.

Genus Species-Common Name
Average Height
Description-Comments
Price
Bambusa boniopsis
15 Feet

The narrow and finely textured leaves of this bamboo with one inch diameter culms of short stature and a delicate appearance make it one of the best choices for use as a privacy screen.  The green culms will turn a yellowish color in full sun.

$150
 
Bambusa chungii
30 Feet

This is a beautiful bamboo with two inch diameter culms covered in a dense white bloom that gives it a pale blue appearance.  It needs to be planted in shade and is spectacular as a hedge or as an ornamental.  Also known as Tropical Blue Bamboo, Emperor's Blue Bamboo or White Bamboo.

$175
 
Bambusa chungii var. barbelatta
20 Feet
A smaller version of chungii,  it grows to around 2/3 of the size with the same same pale blue appearance and one and a half inch diameter culms.  At its best when planted in shade, perfect as a shorter hedge or as an ornamental in smaller gardens.  Also called Barbie Bamboo.
$175
 
Bambusa contracta
18 Feet
This small, extremely vertical bamboo from China resembles the smaller cultivars of B. textilis.  The one inch diameter culms are covered partially with a white powder bloom giving them a bluish hue that contrasts nicely with the bright green small leaves.  On it's way to becoming one of the best for privacy screening.  Rare and difficult to acquire.
$195
 
Bambusa dolichomerithalla "greenstripe"
30 Feet
New shoots start out yellowish green and mature culms are golden yellow with dark green striping.  The two inch diameter culms are not low branching and look amazing as a hedge or an ornamental.  Sometimes referred to as Blowpipe or Blowgun Bamboo.
$150
 
Bambusa eutuldoides "Basistriata"
25 Feet
This predominantly green, faintly cream striped bamboo with one and a half inch diameter culms is ideally suited as a dense tall hedge with narrow leaves, good cold hardiness and substantial annual growth. Also known as "Ox-eyed Bamboo".
$150
 
Bambusa eutuldoides "viridivittata"
25 Feet

New yellow shoots have pink and peach tones with green stripes. Established one inch diameter culms are yellow with varying green stripes.  Branches all the way to the ground, perfect in front of chain link fencing for privacy.  Also called Asian Lemon Bamboo.

$150
 
Bambusa lako
30 Feet
New culms emerge green and mature to a shiny black with a purplish tint and  faint green stripes.  One of the most striking bamboos for planting as a hedge or as an ornamental with three and a half inch diameter culms and narrow bright green leaves.  Also referred to as Timor Black Bamboo.
$195
 
Bambusa malingensis
30 Feet
An attractive fast growing bamboo with two inch diameter thick walled culms and small leaves that can tolerate salt laden windy conditions, prevalent near the coast.  Produces many culms each year and forms a hedge very quickly.
$150
 
Bambusa pachinensis
35 Feet
A cold hardy bamboo with yellowish culms that are two and a half inches in diameter, with a strong overall resemblance to B. textilis.  It is indigenous to Taiwan and is commonly used as a windbreak in it's native environment.
$175
 
Bambusa pervariabilis "viridistriatus"
30 Feet
New shoots are green striped on a cream background maturing into yellow with varying dark green stripes.  The two and a half inch diameter culms are low branching and are perfect in front of chain link fencing for privacy.  Sometimes referred to as Sunburst Bamboo.
$150
 
Bambusa subtruncata
20 Feet
Yellowish green two inch diameter culms are low branching and perfect in front of chain link fencing for privacy.  Although not very common, it works well as a hedge or an ornamental.
$195
 
Bambusa textilis
30 Feet
Referred to by many as the finest looking bamboo available for privacy screening as a hedge.  Culms up to two inches in diameter are very vertical and tight clumping with long internodes and masses of bright green pointed leaves.  Striking in any landscape, one of the best.
$175
 
Bambusa textilis "Dwarf"
15 Feet
This is the smallest of the B. textilis cultivars and grows to about half the size of regular textilis with all of the same desirable attributes.  Although fairly uncommon, it is ideal for planting as a privacy screen or hedge in smaller spaces.
$250
 
Bambusa textilis gracilis
20 Feet
This is one of the most attractive bamboos, with lower nodes that are naturally free of branches on slender one inch diameter culms that arch gracefully.  The small narrow leaves point downward, creating a cascading effect.  Perfect as a privacy hedge or as a tranquil focal point in any landscape.
$195
 
Bambusa textilis "Kanapaha"
50 Feet
The largest variety of textilis, with two and one half inch diameter culms that are covered in a white powder bloom creating a distinctive blue appearance on the naturally leafless lower half of the culms.  This is a stunningly beautiful bamboo as a hedge or as an ornamental.  Also known as Royal Bamboo.
$250
 
Bambusa tuldoides "ventricosa kimmei"
15 Feet
New culms emerge pinkish yellow then mature into yellow with varying green stripes.  This variant has two and a half inch diameter culms with internodes that are aggressively swollen and convoluted with varigated leaves.  Does well as a container plant.
$150
 
Borinda fungosa
20 Feet
An unusual bamboo with burgundy red one inch diameter culms and sharply contrasting bright green small narrow leaves and a lush appearance.  It needs to be planted in partial shade to look it's best as a privacy screen or spectacular focal point in any landscape.
$175
 
Fargesia nitida
12 Feet
This extremely cold hardy bamboo with purple and blue grey half inch diameter culms covered in masses of small delicate dark green leaves is perfect as a hedge or a choice ornamental.  It needs to be planted in shade to look it's best and can reportedly tolerate temperatures to minus 20 degrees.  Also known as Blue Fountain Bamboo.
$150