Bamboos are grasses, split into two major groups, Running (invasive or spreading) and Clumping (non-invasive or non-spreading).
Before you plant bamboo, decide what you want to do with it and choose between a running or clumping species.
Running bamboo is an excellent screening plant for privacy between properties because it grows and spreads quickly. But if you plant running bamboo, you'll want to learn how to create barriers to keep it in place or it can take over your yard - quickly! And if you already have running bamboo growing out of control, read further to learn how to kill or contain it