Timber Bamboo (Phyllostachys bambusoides)


Timber Bamboo

Phyllostachys bambusoides

  • An excellent choice for use as a fast-growing privacy hedge
  • Transforms any garden or patio into a relaxed lush, tropical setting
  • Grows bright green and extremely fast
  • Looks incredible around water features
  • The most common large bamboo grown in the USA

Timber Bamboo is fast-growing, making it one of the best bamboos you can find for use as a large and dense privacy hedge. Their densely foliaged, upright clumps with thick stems have made these a long-time favorite for screening, as a fast-growing barrier and for use as a windbreak. A native of Japan, Phyllostachys bambusoides (botanical name) is an excellent low-maintenance choice for any landscape in Houston. If you’re looking to create a private, lush, tropical setting, consider this easy to grow Japanese Timber Bamboo!

Timber Bamboo can grow tall and does so quickly, which is great news for any homeowner that wants to make a bold statement in a landscape. They are very versatile so that you can grow them both indoors and outdoors. As fantastic as they are for use as a privacy screen and windbreak, bigger specimens can also generate lots of shade, so we like to plant them in spots that receive lots of sunlight and where they can help bring some shady relief.

Giant Timber Bamboo love to grow in a place where there is partial to full sun exposures. Once established, they have little to moderate watering needs, and they are a very easy to care for bamboo, so there’s no green thumb needed! This bamboo that can adapt to almost any environment and they look incredible around ponds and water fountains, too! These are also the perfect specimens for any Asian or Zen inspired garden! No doubt about it, this bamboo is a great addition to any backyard tropical retreat!

Blocking unwanted views is a breeze with this Giant Timber Bamboo! An excellent choice for both homes and commercial buildings.


Tall growing clumping bamboo

This tree makes a great upright hedges, screens, and borders or can be used as a smaller patio tree.

The famous Disneyland bamboo