Did you know that bamboo is actually a grass, not a tree?? This perennial plant is one of the fastest growing grasses of its class. A self-regenerating plant that reaches maturity in just three years. Bamboo is highly invasive and you should think twice before planting it in your yard!
Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. Once planted, it's nearly impossible to control. Each bamboo sprout that pops up in spring can grow anywhere from 12 - 36 inches within a 24-hour period! These plants typically grow 20 - 40 ft tall and given the right conditions need little to no maintenance. Phyllostachys aurea (Golden Bamboo) and Phyllostachys aureosulcata (Yellow Groove Bamboo) are especially problematic in the US and if left uncontrolled will quickly displace native species.
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