There are a number of species of temperate bamboos that get very large. The ones listed here can reach over 4 inches in diameter, up to 7 inches. The tallest can grow to 75 feet.
From a few feet tall to a 30 foot wall there’s a perfect bamboo. Some have tiny leaves, others have giant leaves and they can make a screen too dense to penetrate.
Extra Cold Hardy Bamboo
All the bamboos listed on these pages are cold hardy down to at least a few degrees above zero. Some are extremely cold hardy and will stay green and leafy down to -10, -15, even -20F.
Some species of bamboo only get a few inches tall, others only a few feet. The smallest looks like a lawn if mowed. Some are variegated or multi-colored.