No More Neighbours!
Non-spreading clumping bamboo for a lush green privacy screen
We’re open for nursery visits. Just make a time and we can show you hedging examples and mature plants. It’s always better to see them for real rather than photos.
Apart from making your garden attractive have you found us because you have neighbours from hell? A multi story apartment going up next door? The neighbours have just cut down all their trees and ruined your private sanctuary? You have come to the right place. Bamboo offers a fast growing solution to these problems.
We’ve grown many varieties over the last 5-7 years and narrowed it down to 2 of the best varieties for urban screening. The others are great for rural properties where width, shape or super tall are beneficial but in urban situations tidiness and height are the main features. Our business is focused on urban screening so we have phased these other varieties out.
#1 Textilis gracilis – Slender Weavers Bamboo. Aptly named the ‘Instagram Bamboo’ for good reason. It is the most popular bamboo worldwide for urban gardens and featured widely on Instagram and Pinterest. It ticks all the boxes. It will grow in narrows spaces, very straight canes, rich dark green, easily pleached (bottom of canes stripped and top part hedged) modern clean look, ‘No More Neighbours’ in 18 months. No other plant grows as fast as bamboo.
#2 Bambusa multiplex – Green Goddess. Our best selling small bamboo reaching 4m. Creates privacy up to 2 fence heights and is easily clipped if needed. Tidy upright habit. Easy care and relatively maintenance free.
If you send me photos I can advise you what is the best plant for your situation. Please look through the website first for pricing and size information. There are also more photos on our Instagram page below.
Town houses are the new normal and a 1.8m fence doesn’t provide enough privacy, however there are no restrictions on how tall a hedge can be.
Jungle Flora Bamboo does not sell invasive bamboo species. We only sell clumping varieties. NOT invasive runners.
Carolyn from Jungle Flora Bamboo is the current president of the NZ Bamboo Society www.bamboo.org.nz. She can help you with other bamboo questions and also encourages you to visit the society website which promotes the usefulness of bamboo. There’s a lot of information on there. www.bamboo.org.nz
Enjoy our site to find the right safe bamboo solution for your screening needs.
Carolyn and Anthony Melling
Clumping Non-invasive Bamboo
Many people have the idea that all bamboo is invasive when in fact there are two very different types of bamboo. Running bamboo and clumping non-invasive bamboo.
Everyone has heard the horror stories about bamboo, where the plants are out of control, it would take over your garden and your neighbours’ garden. They assume all bamboo is invasive. Unfortunately bamboo has received a bad reputation due to a few running species planted in the wrong place. Auckland Council has now banned these species.
We only grow CLUMPING, NON-INVASIVE BAMBOO! They have shallow roots and a non invasive root structure. Bamboo is technically a grass and like grass there are two types. The clumping types are what we have for our lawns. Fescue and rye give a well behaved lawn. Then there is Kikuyu and twitch which are invasive grasses that get into your garden beds and are difficult to control. Bamboo is similar on a grander scale.
We only sell Clumping Non-invasive Bamboo
Sustainability has always been important to us. Our nursery has a very small carbon footprint. We reuse our pots. If you don’t wish to throw your bags into the landfill we will happily take them back if they are not cut or damaged. Bamboo is very fast growing and sequesters more carbon than other plants. By planting a living bamboo fence you are helping reduce global warming. Every bit helps.
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Mark 021 256 4935
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