Bamboo can be divided into two categories—running (monopodial) and clumping (sympodial). We do not carry running bamboo.
Site selection is the most important factor when planting bamboo. The usual tendency is to plant the clump on or near the fence or property line. This should be done only with the smallest kinds of bamboo. All of the large or medium-sized species should be planted some distance away from the fence to allow for expansion of the clump.
Pests: Bamboo can suffer from minor infestations of scale insects or from mealybugs.
Pruning: In most cases, bamboo pruning consists of simply removing dead culms. This allows new growth to occur in the center of the clump.