Starting a living privacy fence this weekend hopefully!!

gmendoza

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Asked DW
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if I could make a living privacy fence from the native bamboo here in SC Phyllostachys parvifolia. I say its a great idea and have it trimmed to a respectable height of 7-8' every year.Im learing of Riozome management,and bamboo care.

Your thoughts:
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p.s. I know its invasive,but only so if your too lazy to maintain it.
 

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Bamboo is really pretty and sounds nice in a breeze. I have a couple smaller ones. It does take a little to keep it under control. A timber bamboo like Phyllostachys parvifolia is a little intimidating for my suburban backyard, but if I disliked my neighbors...
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BTW- Phyllostachys parvifolia is grown for its shoots, and timber. Consider it a crop, and eat it and sell the timber.

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gmendoza

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Over here inSC they say its invasive.I say its a cash crop,and deserves to be on the Funny Farm.It will be on the East where we have the main artery street and South where there is a ugly field fencelines,hopefully to take over from having a need for a fence.
 
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darkmatter

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I use Juniper trees as stand alone and Japanese Honeysuckle on the fence line for a living privacy fence.
 

gmendoza

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Well we are using this type of bamboo because:

Its readily available (just need to ask property owner of bamboo)

Its free

Its drought and frost/cold tolerant

Thrives in South Carolina

Its a mile from where we live.

Can be planted near each other to form a resistable barrier/noise dampener.

Good form of lumber.
 

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