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Small Bamboo Plants for Privacy 0.5m-4m

    Using small bamboo plants for privacy has many benefits.  Your garden hedge, sidewalk or balcony will remain green and covered all year round.  Some of these small bamboos you can prune to give them a neat appearance if you grow them near the garden or the sidewalks.

    Readers note: This article is part of a series on ‘How to Select Bamboo Hedge Plants’. You can assess and download the complete guide in the link provided below. We added more information to this article, Small Bamboo Plants for Privacy.

    Small bamboo plants for screening 0.5m – 4m

    Here are the next five small bamboo plants that can grow to a height of half a metre to two metres, perfect short hedging screens.

    Fargesia murielae Luca, Umbrella Bamboo, Dwarf Umbrella Bamboo Luca

    • Height: < 1m, small bamboo

    • Spread: 0.5 – 1.5m, clump-forming

    • Height: ~2m, small bamboo

    • Spread: 1 – 2m, does not spread, well-behaved bamboo

    Fargesia Murielae Bimbo, Muriel’s Bamboo, Umbrella Bamboo

    • Height: 2m, small bamboo

    • Spread: 1.5 – 2m, clump-forming

    Fargesia Robusta Pingwu, Green Screen, Umbrella Bamboo

    • Height: 3 – 4m at full height

    • Spread: 1.5 – 2m, clump-forming

    Fargesia murielae Simba, Umbrella Bamboo

    • Height: 2m, small bamboo

    • Spread: 2 – 3 m clump-forming

    Simba Small Umbrella Bamboo Fergasia Murielae

    Other garden privacy hedge plants

    Hedge plant

    Growth rate (per year)



    2 – 5 ft or 60 - 150cm

    Evergreen grass

    Green Leylandii

    2 - 3 ft or 60 - 90cm

    Evergreen tree

    Photinia Red Robin

    0.5 – 1 ft or 15 - 30cm

     Evergreen shrub

    Western Red Cedar

    1 – 2 ft or 30 - 60cm

    Evergreen tree

    Portuguese Laurel

    0.5 – 1.5 ft or 15 - 45cm

    Evergreen shrub


    1 – 2 ft or 30 – 60cm per year Deciduous trees

    Deciduous trees

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    Select the right small bamboo plants for privacy

    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 bamboo plants for hedging screens
    Download the complete guide to selecting the right bamboo for privacy

    Privacy screen matters

    Finding the best, even better the right, bamboo is what matters the most. So, use your preferences, what you expect of the bamboo and the table to find the right bamboo for garden screening.

    Other factors to consider are, for example, how high the bamboo should grow and how much space is available for it to spread. These important factors have been included in this article, so you will not go wrong when selecting bamboo for hedging.

    Furthermore, growing bamboo on the hedge as a privacy screen means that you will have to plant the bamboo close to the neighbour’s side. All these risk-benefit analyses are important as you choose the bamboo for your garden.

    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?

    The small bamboo plants are great for privacy walls 0.5m to 4m in height. 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

    Non-invasive Bamboo Collections

    Fargesia Bamboo Plants

    Black, Green & Yellow Bamboo Plants

    Gardening Essentials

    Best Hand Tools for Digging Bamboo

    Phyllostachys Bamboo Plants

    In closure

    Using small bamboo plants for privacy has many benefits.  Your garden hedge, sidewalk or balcony will remain green and covered all year round. Some of these bamboo plants you can prune to give it a neat appearance.

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