Screening bamboo plants in Pots

Bamboo plants are perennial evergreen grass. They add an oriental touch to the garden all year round. 

Bamboo screens are great for garden designs and landscaping. Here is a list of the best screening bamboo plants that come in pots.

Running vs. clumping bamboo plants

The amazing bamboos come in two main forms: running and clump-forming. They thrive in the UK climate. 

They are great for privacy screening, hedging, growing in pots and containers, or adding a unique focal point to your garden.

Check out the list of top UK Home & Garden suppliers to buy bamboo plants for screening

Clump-forming bamboo plants for screen

The dense evergreen foliage of clump-forming bamboo plants provides the best natural privacy screens for homes and gardens in the UK.

The Fargesias, especially the Umbrella Bamboo, are fantastic screening plants. 

They come in large heavy pots. But, you can get them in smaller pots that are easily delivered to you. Also, it is important to pick the right bamboo for the privacy screen.

The medium to large bamboo is best for screening or partitioning sections of gardens. 

Here are two that are better suited for privacy screens.

Seabreeze bamboo Bambusa Malingensis: 

The Seabreeze Bamboo (Bambusa Malingensis) is medium-large sized and is the popular bamboo for privacy fences and screens. 

Seabreeze bamboos are effective screens because they have lots of secondary branches with thick foliage from bottom to top.

Slender-clump bamboo Textilis Gracilis: 

Also called Bambusa Textilis Gracilis, it is the best bamboo plant for hedges and privacy screening. 

This bamboo is popular fence screening bamboo or hedging bamboo plants.
YouGarden UK has a great collection of medium to large bamboos. Check out the Running and Clumping bamboos for sale in the UK.

 Buy clumping bamboo in pots

Clump-forming bamboo plants grow slowly and do not spread quickly like running bamboo. 

That's because the clumping bamboo roots are confined to the base of the plant, forming a clump. Hence, they are called the 'clump-forming' bamboo plants.

You can buy clumping bamboo in pots online or at your local garden centre.

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Here are the best clump-forming bamboo plants for screening.

Umbrella bamboo Simba: 

The Fargesia murielae Simba is a tough and small bamboo plant. 'Simba' is an ornamental clump-forming bamboo that is best for smaller gardens, pots and containers.

Winter Joy: 

The Fargesia murielae ‘Winter Joy is a hybrid bamboo, cross between ‘Simba’ and ‘Dwarf Fountain’ Umbrella Bamboos. 

It has a distinct dark green culm (stem) with red overlays. 

Winter joy is hardy, evergreen and non-invasive. Best for growing in the garden, or in pots and containers.

At GBP blog, we list over 20 clumping bamboo plants, check out the archive here.

Tall bamboo screen for pots and gardens

Some varieties of Clump-forming bamboo plants are ideal for creating a beautiful centrepiece in your garden, the rhizomes (roots) grow in compact non-invasive clusters around the parent plant.

There are as many as 10,000 varieties and 1,700 varieties growing in the UK.

According to our research, bamboo plants with black and yellow stems are popular screens in the UK.

Black Bamboo UK: 

The black stemmed Phyllostachys nigra is a much sought-after feature of bamboo plants in many UK gardens. This bamboo is a beauty.

Yellow Bamboo UK: 

Phyllostachys vivax Aureocaulis is an attractive tall plant. Its spectacular yellow stripe against the green bamboo cane makes it stands out anywhere in the garden, ideal for tall privacy screens.

It is an absolute show-stopper.

Always use a root barrier when growing running bamboo in the garden, so that it does not invade other spaces.

Also, grow the Phyllostachys bamboos in big garden pots before and put them on the patio or in the garden.

Buy screening bamboo plants in Pots

We list the suppliers of bamboo plants, here

They are renowned UK Gardens Shops where you can get your bamboo plants, supplies and accessories from.

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