Here is a photographic overview of growth over the past few weeks:
Shoots emerging on April 13.
Six days later (April 19) the culms are below the fence line.
Today (April 27), Joe sends me this e-mail, "Hard to tell, but the culms are all at or above the fence level and have shed their outer layer and are starting to have the branches come down. It you see the horizontal board at the mid-fence level to the right, that’s where the height was in the pics from last week (April 19). There are lots of culms that are 10’+ in height and we’ve been trimming any culms that aren’t strong and vertical."
Phylostachys is a great choice for a running bamboo that serves as a privacy screen. It performs well in containers, is a thick lush green screen and is the perfect fast-growing hedge. Joe has certainly proven this.
Mad Man Bamboo - Rocklin, CA