It is very important that you are educated and know what kind of bamboo you are purchasing. There are two types of main bamboos, running and clumping. It is easy to distinguish the difference just by the names. The biggest difference between these two is the way the root systems work. The roots of clumping bamboos are short and grow close together in a circular pattern, at a very slow rate. The roots of running bamboos are rhizomes that can “run” underground, spreading far and wide at a fast rate.
Clumping bamboo is recommended for those looking to plant their bamboo in the ground without risk of it becoming invasive and fast growing. If you want easy installation without fear of your bamboo growing into unwanted areas, go with a clumper!
If you find yourself in a spot where you need a fast growing and vertical spreading bamboo type, running bamboo is your best option. Running bamboo, also known as runners, can spread fast and maintain that ideal privacy fence.
Bamboo can be an easy plant to maintain if it has been given the correct growing conditions. If you are looking for more information on bamboo, Instant Jungle International has over 30 variety's to choose from and educated stall that can help!