Fargesia Bamboo Hedges
Are a smaller form of bamboo hedging or screening. They still grow to 2-3 metres tall so will screen a road or single story but will not get tall enough to screen out upstairs windows. It sounds a bit un-neighbourly, but no one likes to be overlooked, so if you need a taller screen and are thinking bamboo then go for phyllostachys. The positive side of fargesias are that they do not get huge are less likely to escape the garden. They also do well in troughs and pots. If it's beauty in smaller packages, then these are for you.