ALICIA, my favorite bamboo,.The Beauty of Black Bamboo - Black Bamboo grown in pots can make a real statement when placed around a courtyard or patio area giving a peaceful, tranquil, almost spiritual atmosphere to an other wise drab area.
Contemporary landscape by Integration Design Studio, Landscape Architects: concrete planter box for privacy screen plants. If you can contain bamboo in the concrete container, this would be an awesome privacy screen.
*All Phylostachys are "Running Bamboo" but this one is not aggressive. Phyllostachys nigra, "Black Bamboo" is actually NOT A CLUMPING bamboo, and can get larger than if the conditions are right. Need an underground bed border to prevent spread.