Posted: 23/03/2016 at 17:37
It's not a Berberis, it's a Nandina. Bob didn't mean bamboo was Nandina. He was replying to garjobo.
My daughter has a hedge of bamboo, quite tall, between her lawn and her fence. She says when it grows in her lawn it just gets mowed, it seems quite well behaved, looks good. Think it's Phyllostachys aurea, but that can run so best to put an underground barrier. But if in pots it shouldn't be a problem, would need large pots though.