Oft undervalued, Bamboos are valuable plants for using in a landscape design. In fact, they are excellent landscape plants for many reasons:
- Bamboos grow quickly and they are easy to maintain
- Bamboos come in hundreds of varieties that suit many purposes; they can be used as fencing plants, as wind breakers, as ground covers, as accent plants, and for controlling soil erosion
- Bamboos can grow in many different climatic conditions – tropical, cold, swamps, indoors, and in shaded and sunny locations
- Bamboos are resistant to pests and diseases
- Bamboos are evergreen and reproduce themselves easily
Depending on climatic conditions and landscape scheme, you can pick and choose many available varieties. Generally, bamboos are divided in two types:
- Running bamboos: These species produce rhizomes to develop a vigorous root system. These species have clumping growth and tend to cover large areas quickly and can be invasive.
- Rooting bamboos: These bamboo species have vertical growth and produce tall and slender stems.
Browse the following gallery and see how bamboos can be used to develop interesting landscape features.