Jason Kubrock's Top Plant Recommendation: Best Clumping Bamboo for Screening for Southern California.
Seabreeze Bamboo - Bambusa malingensis
Best for coastal conditions as it will tolerate some salty sea breeze.
Oldham Bamboo - Bambusa oldhamii
Grows tall and straight to about 45', which can be useful for screening large structures.
Textile Bamboo - Bambusa textilis
A good screening bamboo for most residential landscapes.
Blue Bamboo - hookerianum
This bamboo has very attractive powdery blue culms. It grows around 18', which make it useful for creating a smaller screen.
Mayan Silver Bamboo - Otatea glauca
This bamboo grows more upright than other Otateas.