Bamboo

Many incorrectly assume all bamboo are fast spreading, highly invasive plants. Actually there are two major types with very different growth habits (runners and clumpers). While both varieties have rhizomes, runners send out long rhizomes that can quickly spread over a large area and clumpers have rhizomes that only spread out a few inches or a foot at a time. Clumpers are the better bamboo type for most gardens.

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