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Bamboo Hedge Plants for Privacy 4-6m

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The running and clumping bamboos can grow from 0.5 to 20 metres in the UK. Some garden hedges are about  2 – 4 metres in height, that is why the Bamboo Hedge Plants for Privacy are suitable.

Medium bamboo privacy hedge 4 – 6m

Here are the last five bamboo plants that can grow to a height of four metres to six metres, perfect for hedges more than two metres and less than 6 metres.

Medium bamboo for garden hedging

Phyllostachys nigra (Black Bamboo nigra. Clump-forming bamboo)

  • Height: 4 - 6m

  • Spread: 2 - 4m, Running bamboo

  • Height: 4 - 6,, medium bamboo

  • Spread: 2 - 4m, running bamboo (similar to 'Spectabilis' but smaller) 

  • Height: 3 - 5m

  • Spread: 2 - 3m, clump-forming

Fargesia murielae ‘Standing Stone’, Umbrella Bamboo, Arrow Bamboo, Flamingo, Green Arrow

  • Height: 5m, upright bamboo

  • Spread: 2 - 4m, non-invasive clump-forming

Phyllostachys flexuosa Sinuate Bamboo

  • Height: 6m, medium to tall bamboo

  • Spread: 4m, invasive running bamboo

Expert tips to help you plant bamboo in the right place

Always plant the running bamboo where you have control over them when they are growing. As a rule of thumb, plant the hedging bamboo at least a metre away from your neighbour’s boundary if there is no raised structure or root barrier. This is an important space that will provide the access to the bamboo plants as they grow.

Here is an article about ‘how to control the running bamboo plants’ from invading the neighbour’s side. It also provides more information on planting hedging bamboo near patios, pavements and houses.

Guide for selecting the right garden bamboo hedging screen

So we have covered many tips and ideas and presented several suggestions for selecting bamboo for hedging garden screens. Here is the ‘Guide’ to help you make your decision!

Note that the questions are structured especially for you to eliminate the undesirable bamboo plants, leaving only the best option for you. Download the PDF version – Guide for Selecting Garden Hedging Bamboo.

Guide and ideas for selecting garden bamboo plants for hedging screens

Quick links to bamboo plants for privacy and hedging

So, what kind of bamboo is best for privacy? Depending on what you like, here are some suggestions of living bamboo plants for creating an ideal privacy space and garden hedge.

Where to buy bamboo pot plants?

As mentioned, the Umbrella Bamboo plants are great for thick creating a living screen-wall for privacy. They come in different heights, sizes and colours. Here are reliable UK retailers that sell bamboo plants and get them delivered to you.

Bamboo Plants and Supplies

UK Suppliers

Phyllostachys Bamboo Plants

Fargesia Bamboo Plants

Black & Golden Yellow Bamboo Plants

Bamboo-based Eco Products

Best Hand Tools for Removing Bamboo

To help you choose the right bamboo, we provide a complete Guide to Selecting Bamboo Plants. The neat sequence of 6 questions leads you to the right plant! Read and Download the guide.

Conclusion – Bamboo hedge plants for privacy

The bamboo plants are large plants ranging from 0.5 to 20 metres in height. The bamboo hedge plants are great options for privacy screening.

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