Sunday, December 11, 2011

How fast will my bamboo grow? Photos over time of a superior clumping bamboo planted for privacy.

John and Fred, owners of a home in the Foothill Farms area of Sacramento purchased some Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr' bamboo plants from us in the Fall 2010. 'Alphonse Karr' is a clumping bamboo that grows 15 to 20 feet, can take full sun and is a great choice to create a natural privacy screen. They planted them on October 17, 2010 (pictured below). The objective was to screen a neighbor's house where there living room was on the second floor.

They have been very gracious to share photos of how the plants are progressing.  One of the most common questions I get is - " How fast will my bamboo grow?"  Of course it all depends on soil, light and environmental conditions; and of course the variety of bamboo.  But, the photos, aptly answer the question visually and certainly confirm my contention that 'Alphonse Karr' is a superior clumping bamboo to create a nice, dense and beautiful, non-invasive, privacy hedge.  Check out the progress over time...

October 17, 2010

May 26, 2011

June 28, 2011

Taken around late November 2011

Again, congratulations to John and Fred for taking good care of their plants. It certainly shows!

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1 comment:

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More) said...

Impressive growth AND a great looking landscape design. I love it!