Pseudosasa japonica bamboo:
Our plan for our garden last summer was to build a seating area and a long planter out of concrete. We completed the seating before autumn came, but the planter didn't get done. So, that's my project for the spring. Once it's done we'll be filling it with a long row of Pseudosasa japonica bamboo. For centuries this type of bamboo was used in Asia to make arrow shafts. But I like it because it can withstand temperatures as low as -15 degrees F, it likes the sun and shade equally well (good thing since our garden doesn't get a whole bunch of sun), and it won't grow above about 15 feet tall.