Bamboo tends to frighten people because of its reputation for being invasive. The species Phyllostachys produces thick culms, and is indeed an aggressive spreader. They can be controlled by means of a barrier. Clumping Fargesia produces less impressive culms, but these are tidy plants in the garden. Fargesia Rufa “Green Panda” is a tidy clumping bamboo that grow to about 8 feet. Fargesia prefers some protection from the mid-day sun.
Fargesia Rufa “Green Panda”