Clumping bamboo generally does not grow quite as tall as the spreading varieties. It usually has smaller canes. Clumping Bamboo spreads slowly and does not usually need to be contained. For a good natural screen plant the clumping varieties of bamboo 2 to 3 feet apart and it will quickly fill in the gaps. They also make a spectacular container plant. Remember your Hooked On Palms supplier can get over 100 varieties of cold hardy bamboo.
See the photo's below of a few Clumping varieties of Bamboo.
Some of the varieties we would recommend
Maximum Height: 15' (avg. 12')
Cane Diameter: 1/2 - 3/4"
Hardiness: -5 degrees below zero
Recommended for USDA Zone 6 through 9
Light Tolerance: 3-4 (more sun tolerant than most)
One of the most popular Clumping varieties of bamboo. It has dark green foliage and olive green culms, with new shoots that are rusty red upon emergence from the ground in early spring.The sheaths remain on the new shoots through early summer and soon fade to a light tan which makes for a very attractive mix of colors.
Chilean Feather (Chusquea culeo)
Hardy to 0 º F (USDA Zones 7 to10).Native to the mountains of Chile & Argentina. With dark green, lacy foliage it looks like a spectacular clump of feathers. The shoots are edible and said to be very tasty. It can grow to a height of 20’ at maturity. This is considered to be a Clumping bamboo.
Umbrella Bamboo (Fargesia murielae)
Hardy to minus- 20 º F (USDA Zones 5 to10).Grows to 12’ when mature with ½ diameter canes. Considered to be one of the most beautiful clumping bamboos. Its graceful weeping foliage is light green in color. It is prized in any garden. This is considered to be a Clumping bamboo.