There are many uses for Semi Arundinaria Yashadake Kimmei bamboo. It is the perfect for material for making privacy fences. It grows fast, thrives in different types of soil, is hardy and survives drought conditions and quickly produces a thick fence with many benefits. The most valuable asset is that it is environmentally friendly and does not have any of the negative features of a traditional fence.
Going to the local lumber store and purchasing fencing panels is certainly easy. But an environmentally conscious person will consider not just the convenience, but also the resources it uses. Any manufactured products will add to world pollution, as will all the extra emissions created during the many stages of transportation.
As more and more people become environmentally aware, they see that long term sustainability is far more important than simple convenience. A plant like bamboo is truly one of the wonders of nature. It is fast growing and replaces itself quickly. It can be used for many different purposes. In addition, it is a great material to have around the home and garden as it does not emit any toxic fumes or contribute to world pollution.
There are a surprising number of bamboo varieties. The Shibataea is part of the Phyllostachys group and is one of the best types for growing ornamental or barrier fences with. Left to grow wild it will reach heights of between three and six feet. It will also spread rapidly due to its network of underground roots, known as rhizomes. To create the best fences the plants should be trimmed back in the spring to encourage them to grow in shorter and denser.
The stalks of the bamboo plant are known as culms. They are typically long, thinnish and green. Some varieties can be lighter green, but more are a darker shade. Some even take on a deep reddish tinge when exposed to good amounts of sun light. The Shibataea is unusual in that the culms are in fact short, only about three to four inches long and about one to one and a half inches in width.
Interestingly, some of the bamboo plants can grow to be around fifty feet high. Their stalks can be up to six inches thick. These huge plants can be used for many different things. One of the best new uses is flooring. They can be machined into excellent floor boards, they have great color, are very durable and come from a sustainable resource.
The Kimmei variety is part of the Poaceae family and can grow up to thirty feet tall. It is a tough plant and can be grown in the United States in hardiness zones six through eleven. Normal rainfall levels work fine and a variety of soils ranging from sandy to clay are fine. This attractive ever green will grow well on hillsides and slopes and will quickly form excellent privacy for a home, or a wind barrier in breezy area.
The Semi Arundinaria Yashadake Kimmei is a versatile member of the bamboo family. More and more new uses are being found every year. Asides from the beauty it adds to any garden, there always seems to be an element of calmness associated with it. Maybe it is the eastern origin that gives this amazing plant its new found popularity.??