Botanical name: Phyllostachys spp.


Rhizomatous Bamboo is a very invasive weed and spreads rapidly through a system of runners (rhizomes) producing many loosely clumped shoots over large areas. It can be easily spread through rhizome cuttings in dumped garden waste. Control for bamboo can be very difficult and requires repeat application. To minimise problems with bamboo, choose varieties of bamboo which are clumping, rather than spreading.