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Clumping Bamboo or Non-invasive bamboo.


Some species of bamboo produce a lot of underground runners and can become invasive. When planting bamboo it is best to look for non-invasive species suited to your climate and soil type. When asking suppliers about non-invasive bamboo it is essential to refer to your particular soil type, climate and region.

Characteristics of Clumping Bamboo

  • Clumping Bamboo has a growth pattern that creates a clump or tussock.
  • Clumping bamboo is often referred to as 'non-invasive', bamboo' although it needs to be remembered that the root systems of most bamboos are usually vigorous and need to kept clear of storm water drains and septic tanks etc.
  • The fibrous roots of clumping bamboo make it useful as a plant to help stabilize soil and help prevent erosion.
  • Nearly all bamboos should be planted away from buildings or grown in containers.
  • Root barriers are another useful method of containing both clumping and running bamboos.