Bamboo is among the fastest growing plants available. It offers a very low cost and attractive option for providing privacy and a barrier to noise and wind. The Bamboo Dwarf (in variety) and Bamboo Pseudosasa Japonica have foliage that is a striking evergreen color. There are a number of varieties of the plant that you can choose from.
Plants that are already ten to thirty feet high can be planted to form an immediate privacy barrier. Purchasing plants that are thirty feet tall will cost quite a bit, and anything taller will be very expensive. Any variety that will reach the height you want can be used.
Many of the plants that are selected as natural fencing have underground spreading stems or rhizomes. The spreading rhizomes are what make the plant grow so quickly forming a dense hedge. It is important to concentrate the direction of the stems with a barrier. It is necessary to control the plant stems to keep them from spreading wide distances. A rhizome barrier keeps the plant confined to a specific area.
To avoid the need for containing the plant stems using a barrier, you can use hardy clumping bamboos. These plants do not need to have the rhizome controlled by barrier. In addition, they will not get any taller than fifteen feet high and they all need shade in the afternoon. The disadvantage is that they are slower growing and take longer to form dense foliage than the fast spreading plants.
This plant is also excellent for creating a sound barrier. Fast growing plants are ideal for using to block out noise. When the barrier is three to eight feet wide it can drown out the noise from the streets, schools, and neighbors. The plants can be used to form a natural privacy fence that enhances the look of your property.
In addition to functioning as noise screens, these plants will act as a natural shield against the wind. The right species must be chosen for the particular region you live in. There are a few wind types that must be considered when selecting the right plant. The type of wind varies from cold blustering winter billows, sea breezes, and warm dry wind.
It is important to consider the various kinds of wind to be able to select the appropriate plant type. In the Pacific Northwest for instance, the species that are most effective wind breakers are the Pleioblastus simonii, Semiarundinaria fastuosa, and the Pseudosasa japonica. Before planting make sure to consult an expert to be sure you purchase the species right for your need and area.
The Bamboo Dwarf (in variety) and Bamboo Pseudosasa Japonica make excellent choices for a number of uses. These plants form a barrier to sound and wind, in addition to providing privacy. It is important to learn which species are best used in your specific region. You will also need to know how to work with the spreading roots of these beautiful plants. Once you have selected and planted the species that best meets your needs, you will soon have a beautiful natural fence.