Chusquea Culeou bamboo, Getty Images.

Types of bamboo to grow

Fancy growing bamboo but don't know which type? Use our guide to make the best choice for your garden.

Bamboos are popular garden plants, particularly in contemporary design schemes. There’s a huge range to choose from, with culms (stems) ranging in colour from black to yellow. Some species grow into large clumps, making them suitable for using as screening, adding structure or using as a focal point.

However, some species can quickly outgrow their allotted space and they can look unattractive if not managed properly. If left to grow out of control they can be virtually impossible to remove.

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