The Multiplex Bamboo is a wonderful privacy screen and accent plant. Privacy screens are gaining popularity, as homeowners and landscapers search for ways to block out unsightly views and sounds. Although fences can take on this role, they lack the natural wonder and beauty of which only a living plant is capable. That is why gardeners have started to use plants, like the Multiplex Bamboo, that can grow to quickly block out these sights and sounds. Plant a thin row of this Bamboo along driveways or property lines to create a living wall! The dense foliage and growth of the Multiplex Bamboo makes it an ideal fit for this task. Many gardeners also enjoy using this Bamboo as an accent plant, as its color and texture can add a bit of variety to the dull garden set.
Growing Multiplex Bamboo
Your Multiplex Bamboo is considered fast-growing, though the growth rate can vary dramatically based on growing conditions, sun exposure, water availability, and daily care. During certain balanced growth spurts, the Bamboo may grow as much as 2 to 3 feet in a single day, reaching almost 30 feet in as little as 2 years. In most cases, it averages between 15 and 20 feet in height, though some gardeners have reported heights as high as 30 feet or slightly more. The individual tree will only reach about 4 to 6 feet wide, so be sure to plant several if you are looking for the perfect privacy screen.
Uses on Your Property
The Multiplex Bamboo is most commonly used as a privacy screen or wind screen plant. The tree’s fast, dense growth helps it to quickly form walls that can both border gardens and properties. Gardeners love the Multiplex Bamboo because it forms fabulous hedges, adds garden variety, and requires such minimal assistance.
The Multiplex Bamboo is also an intriguing visual plant, which is why some gardeners choose it for its aesthetic interest. Straight, vertical lines are displayed by the tree’s rich green canes, or culms. These straight lines are met with dazzling slender leaves. In terms of its visual display, the Multiplex Bamboo adds color, texture, and shape to the garden landscape.
Care and Maintenance
Low maintenance means little work on your end to make the Multiplex Bamboo successful, although it can be beneficial to consider using root barriers around the area in which you hope to confine the tree. Clumping bamboos are not as notorious as running bamboos for unplanned spread; however, the use of a root barrier around your clumping Multiplex Bamboo can help modulate its growth. This bamboo prefers full sun and a relatively balanced water moisture level in the soil. Ensure these two needs are met for your Bamboo, and the only work you’ll need to put in is deciding when to cut it back.
Multiplex Bamboos grow well in USDA Hardiness Zones 7-10. They prefer well-drained soil that holds onto moisture easily. Consider having your soil tested for water absorbency. Hardiness is the quality whereby a plant is able to withstand difficult environmental factors, such as temperatures or water levels. The Multiplex Bamboo is cold-hard, surviving to as low as 18°F. This is a boon for warm areas of the United States that are now facing more complex climate conditions, such as colder winters and hotter, drier summers. Provide enough water, and your Multiplex Bamboo will also thrive in the full sun.
Planting and Initial Care
In order to properly plant your Multiplex Bamboo, first select a location for planting. Look for areas that are in direct sunlight. Remember the Multiplex Bamboo can be quite vigorous and reach up to 30 feet in height, so avoid spots directly adjacent to building foundations or underneath power lines. Once you’ve selected the planting location, dig a hole twice as wide as the Bamboo’s root ball and only just as deep. Holding the tree securely in the hole, backfill with soil and water. If using mulch, add a 3-inch layer in a 3-foot radius around the base of each sapling before watering. To plant the Multiplex Bamboo as a privacy screen, simply space out individual Bamboo plants between 2 and 4 feet.
Buying Multiplex Bamboo Plants at The Tree Center
Proceed with caution! Not all Multiplex Bamboos are the same. Cost-cutting measures have been implemented by some nurseries. They will provide poor care to the Multiplex Bamboo, sometimes selling the trees bare-rooted. These same nurseries will offer you branch-cuttings, which require significantly less effort than seed grown trees. Even worse, some of the arborists in these nurseries will replace your Multiplex Bamboo with a poorer variety, leaving you to suffer at their expense!
Do not get caught by their advertisements. You can get the best of the breed at a great price here at The Tree Center. Carefully chosen sapling specimens are provided professional love and care from our highly trained staff. Your tree has received the best care during its initial stages of growth! We’ll help you plant your tree successfully so it will continue to grow. The Tree Center has a wide range of Multiplex Bamboos to choose from, which encompass a wide variety of sizes. Get the best of the breed by buying your plants from us today. But act now because our stock is always changing. The Multiplex Bamboo is a popular privacy hedge and supplies are limited.