If you are looking for a way to provide a natural noise, wind, and privacy screen, bamboo may be the solution. This plant is one of the fastest growing you can buy. Bamboo Dwarf (in variety) and Bamboo Pseudosasa Japonica are the best choice for a dark green full foliage. There are several varieties that you will have to select from.
You may want to purchase plants that are already thirty feet tall for an immediate privacy screen. These plants will be a little more expensive because of their height. Any plant that is over thirty feet will cost even more. You may opt for any of the varieties that will grow to the height you want.
There are a number of plants that are chosen for natural screens that have rhizomes or stems that spread underground. These spreading stems cause the plants to grow rapidly to form a dense natural screen. When planting, the stems must be directed by using a barrier. Controlling the stems will keep them contained so that they do not spread out far and wide. Using rhizome barriers will keep plants confined to a particular area.
Using strong clumping bamboos will get around the need for barriers to contain the stems. This is a variety that does not have spreading stems so it is not necessary to control them. This variety needs afternoon shade and they only grow to be fifteen feet in height. These plants are slow growing so they will take a longer time to reach their height and full density.
In addition to privacy, the plants make excellent sound barriers. The fast growing varieties are best for noise screens. Noise from the neighbors, schools, and the street can be blocked out when the plants are only three to eight feet in width. In addition, they create a natural fence that adds to the appearance of your yard.
Additionally, the plants are used to block wind. Choosing the species that is right for your specific region is important. The type of wind that you have depends on where you live. For instance, you may get salt water breezes off the sea, warm dry winds, or cold blustering winter billows.
Considering the type of wind you have, will help you choose the plant type that is appropriate for your area. For example, the Pseudosasa japonica, Semiarundinaria fastuosa, and the Pleioblastrus simonii are best for the Pacific Northwest. You may want to speak with an expert before you make your purchase to be certain that the species you have selected is the best one to meet your needs.
If you are looking for a way to provide privacy, a barrier against noise, or to block the wind, Bamboo Dwarf (in variety) and Bamboo Pseudosasa Japonica are excellent plants for these uses. You’ll need to make sure that the species you select is best for the area in which you live. In addition, it is important to learn how to work with rhizomes is you choose fast growing plants. Once you have chosen the variety and planted you will soon be enjoying your natural evergreen fence.