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I have a wall that is 8 feet tall and 12 feet wide at the end of my patio, I want to use bamboo in pots so I can hide the wall, can you give me some advice please




If you can find pots as large as a small dustbin or trashcan it should be very successful (minimum size 3 feet deep by 18 inches across, sorry its not metric measurements!) Not sure what advice you want otherwise, unless you're looking for recommendations as to which ones to use - I'd suggest Phyllostachys nigra, P. aurea, Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima'

15 Mar, 2010


Remember that bamboo doesn't grow quickly Unless you buy massive, expensive plants, you may not get full coverage for 2-3 years, so you will need to use species that are hardy enough to survive your winters (there are a few) or bring them all into a large, cool greenhouse after light frosts start. Most bamboos rarely survive for long in the house. I would suggest a few hardy species, but I don't know what your exact climate is.

15 Mar, 2010


my location is actually central scotland. Sounds like very big pots to use? yea I was also looking for what type of bamboo to use? I might get something that is well developed also, just so we get instant effect

15 Mar, 2010


Your flag and location under your name are showing as Germany, Martins, not Scotland. Up to you whether you buy larger specimens (very expensive) but bear in mind that, even with a smaller one, they'll be 3 feet up to start with cos of the height of the pots, plus then the height of the plants you buy. I'd anticipate Phyllostachys varieties (starting out at 18inches high) to have achieved another foot or so in one season, and the same again the following season.The ones I've suggested are hardy.

15 Mar, 2010

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