Bamboo jump

Asked August 6, 2015, 8:56 AM EDT

If I plant bamboo in metal horse troughs will it eliminate jumping?? I don't want to give my neighbors issues but I want the bamboo as a fast growing privacy barrier... Thanks!

King County Washington

1 Response

If there are no cracks in your metal horse troughs, the bamboo will not be able to "jump". In time it is quite possible that cracks will develop. There are some cultivars of bamboo that are less likely to be invasive. Contact your local extension for suggestions. vw