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.