Many bamboos are non-invasive, but many are not! Explore the differences and see if one can fit your situation. Properly applied, they can supply a wonderful, graceful accent to the landscape.
There are over 1500 species of bamboo worldwide growing in temperate as well as tropical locations. They range in size from low ground covers to timber bamboos reaching over 70' tall and 7" in diameter. Several species of bamboo, notably Fargesia, are of the clumping variety and do not need much to control their spread. Others are aggressive spreaders and should be contained. In general, the larger species prefer to grow in full sun and the smaller species tolerate or prefer some shade.
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