Using bamboo as a natural privacy screen is a perfect option for balconies and other compact outdoor spaces. The plant is fast-growing, ideal in pots, and takes very little maintenance.

However, it’s worth looking into the different varieties of bamboo, as some are better suited to certain climates and growing conditions than others.

Bamboo grows fast, making it a great choice for quickly decorating your balcony.

Why Grow Bamboo?

 Sunset Glow (Fargesia rufa)

As you can probably guess from the name, sunset glow bamboo has yellow canes and yellow-green leaves. It’s one of the  fastest-growing types of bamboo.

Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra)

Black bamboo produces thick canes that turn black in their second year, giving it ultimate goth vibes.

Multiplex Bamboo (Bambusa multiplex)

If sunset glow provides a bushy privacy screen, multiplex bamboo provides a living wall. The canes grow in a very dense arrangement, even for a clumping variety.

Yellow Groove Bamboo (Phyllostachys aureosulcata)

The canes are quite large and can reach a maximum height of 46ft. They make great support canes for other plants, too.

Blue Bamboo (Bambusa chungii)

Blue bamboo is, unsurprisingly, blue. The canes start off green but develop a blue color as they age. Like yellow and black varieties, this adds interest to your privacy bamboo screen.

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