Gardeners should allow several feet between golden bamboo rhizomes. Fully-grown shoots can reach widths between two-and-a-half and six inches and quickly send out new culms, or stems. The bamboo grows quickly, making it a popular choice for living privacy screens.
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Jessica Alzarana has a Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. Alzarana's essays have been published by UNICEF State of the World Children's Report, BootsNAll, Alarana Atelier, eHow, and Travels.