Clumping Bamboo - is that a thing?
I love bamboo, but having heard so many horror stories about how invasive it is, I almost gave up the idea of having it. However it appears that some varieties are not invasive at all, but rather clump building. So I was wondering if anybody has anything like it growing in their garden?
Do those bamboos really stay where they were planted without colonising the whole garden? I understand the clump will be growing too, how fast does it grow? And also, would it be too dangerous to plant clumping bamboo too close to the house (I know some plants have such vigorous root system, that they can literally damage buildings from underneath).
I would like to have them grow between the conservatory wall and the fence (there is a small narrow patch of soil, very protected, no direct sun light, but if bamboo grows tall, it will overgrow both the fence and the conservatory, so it will get enough sun light).
I set my eye on fargesia yunannensis, though any not aggressive not spreading bamboo would do. Any info would be so very helpful and appreciated. Many thanks