are actually grasses with woody stems offering attractive, lush foliage that
can be used to add a tropical effect to any garden.
Coming in all
shapes and sizes, most are fully hardy and evergreen
and can be grown all around the UK. Bamboo grows in both tropical and temperate climates in Asia, on
islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and also in Africa and
South America, where it is cultivated for many purposes including
paper and the construction of houses.
two main types of bamboo available for your garden are:
bamboo - A well behaved bamboo that forms a nice clump
without taking over the garden.
or spreading bamboo. Usually the smaller bamboos, running
bamboo sends out roots in all directions and can quickly take
over .When planting running bamboo it is recommended that gardeners
pot them into a large pot and plunge the whole thing into the
ground (pot and all) or create a barrier
two to three feet deep around the planting area to contain the
spread of roots.