What we know about Bamboo in hot Mediterranean Climates

zone 9 bamboo

We are passionate about bamboo’s usefulness and sheer beauty in hot dry summer climates. Bamboo provides remarkable protection from heat and the direct sun, beautifully. Cooling shade, privacy screen, bird sanctuary, or any of the thousand+ reasons you should be planting bamboo in zone 9

“Bamboo shades and cools while you bask in the aspen-like rustling of its verdant leaves.”

“Many bamboos absolutely thrive in summer heat with mild winters, adding a flourish of greenery, stature, and elegance throughout scorching summers.”

Bamboo for shade

Bamboo can be grown for shade almost faster than you can build a shady roof. With recorded growth of nearly 4 feet in 24 hours, we’re only partially jesting here. Bamboo planted in zone 9 as a shade screen, can deliver astonishingly gorgeous (“magical” we might add) shading and cooling in Guiness World record (true story) time…

Bamboo for privacy

Bamboo for privacy screening is not only remarkably effective, it is a spectacularly beautiful way to control your privacy. The dense foliar growth of bamboo in zone 9 means you and a pair of loppers are all the tools necessary to create a fantastically specific privacy screen. Both the views from within and beyond your bamboo screen can be customized…

“Many bamboos absolutely thrive in summer heat with mild winters, adding a flourish of greenery, stature, and elegance throughout scorching summers.”

“Bamboo shades and cools while you bask in the aspen-like rustling of its verdant leaves.”