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Bamboo Shield for Warmer Climates – 80 mil thick x 30″ depth

(23 customer reviews)


  • $3.75 per linear foot + free shipping.
  • Controls growth of bamboo by limiting rhizome (root) expansion
  • 80 mil is effective for warm to hot climates with medium to large size bamboo.
  • Superior to metals because it will not rust and easier to install
  • Protective side is chrome rolled to provide a better rhizome deflection surface.
  • 80 mil (5/64th inch or 2 mm) material thickness that provides 155 pound-force puncture resistance.
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Bamboo Barrier is a diversion type control method with a smooth surface on the side facing your bamboo planting. It is made from HDPE, high-density polyethylene. Superior to metals because it will not rust and easier to install. Bamboo roots typically travel in the first 12 inches of topsoil. Barrier are sold in 24″, 30″, and 36″ depths to provide extra protection from stray growth.

The polyethylene barrier is made from post-industrial recycled regrind material when possible, in the USA. Bamboo Shield is impermeable to water as well which acts as a water barrier. Plastic thinner than 30 mil has been shown to crack when ground temperatures 24 inches deep get below -15 degrees F. This would be extremely cold and the thickness greater than 30 mil does great at handling very cold temperatures without damage. The plastic barrier has a better chance of not cracking when frozen like other materials. Even concrete will freeze and crack over the years. Driveways are poured 4 to 6 inches deep to allow heavy vehicles passage and parking. Seldom are driveways seen without cracks. Concrete was used many years ago ( Byron Agriculture Station in Byron, Georgia) as a below ground barrier system and found to crack below the frost line allowing bamboo rhizomes to emerge through to the other side. One of the many myths of bamboo is its ability to crack solid concrete. While a clumping type bamboo may do this, given enough years, a running type bamboo just runs and does not usually apply the outward pressure of a clumping bamboo or hardwood tree.

Bamboo is not magical, but persistent and its root system will eventually find cracks in concrete and emerge through them. If the environment ( sunlight & soil ) is suitable once it emerges the bamboo will grow if not terminated. The rhizome ( root ) when growing is very soft and flexible and will always turn when it encounters something harder. Furthermore, the installation of a barrier will accelerate the growth of a bamboo screen. The growth will be denser because of the confinements and stimulate the screening effect. The Bamboo Barrier in the 60mil x 24″ width is our most popular size and we have been selling it for over 15 years without any reported problems.


Which barrier is right for me?

Climate Zone Bamboo Height Minimum Barrier Size
4  Under 25′ tall  60 mil thick by 24″ depth
5 Under 25′ tall  60 mil thick by 24″ depth
6 Under 25′ tall  60 mil thick by 24″ depth
7 Under 25′ tall  60 mil thick by 24″ depth
7 Over 25′ tall  80 mil by 30″ depth or larger
8 Over 25′ tall  80 mil by 30″ depth or larger
9 Over 25′ tall 100 mil by 36″ depth
10+ Over 25′ tall  100 mil by 36″ depth

Climate Zone Map

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Specification Sheet

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Installation Video

Bamboo barrier material is installed vertically in the ground. Bamboo’s root system runs parallel to the ground, typically in the first 3-12 inches of the soil. Dependent upon climate zone, species, soil composition, and age of bamboo grove, some rhizomes can go a little deeper.

The Bamboo Shield is installed in the trench with the shiny side towards the bamboo. It should be angled slightly outward so the bottom is closer and the top is farther away from the bamboo. Leave a 2” lip exposed above ground level.

Installation Instructions

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23 reviews for Bamboo Shield for Warmer Climates – 80 mil thick x 30″ depth

  1. thanh

    I like it, used it to keep soil in behind retaining wall block. Its thick and should do the job, the 60ml is too thin, 80ml is just right, maybe I will go thicker if possible, but overall great product…expensive but good.

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  3. Nick J.

    I bought a 50′ length to put in a trench between my house and my neighbors super-invasive Japanese knotweed and so far it seems to be doing the trick of keeping the rhizomes from spreading back into my yard and reinfesting. As a bonus the roll I ordered ended up being about 15′ longer than what I paid for, so it’s good to know the company isn’t skimping.

  4. JC LeBlanc

    Thick enough to do the job but a bit unwieldy.

  5. elfngirl

    Used this after we excavated 40 year old bamboo from our yard to protect us from our neighbors who did not completely excavate their side. It has worked very well. We have been bamboo free for four (4) years. No intrusion from neighboring yard

  6. Pomponette

    Bamboo shield been in ground for a couple of months. Lots of work to install. Hubby dug a deep trench in hard clay. We will see what happens come spring when the bamboo and tacoma vines from neighbor’s yard begin to grow viciously.

  7. L. Harlow

    Exceeds expectations. Nice, thick material and easy to install. Digging, of course, and back filling was labor intensive, but to be expected. Also, props to the seller for the quick shipment.

  8. D.Liteanu

    Item as described. Prompt service

  9. D.Liteanu

    Item as described. Prompt service

  10. Anonymous

    Great for keeping bamboo out! Remember to take a enough time to roll it out to straighten it before you use it (2-3 hours).

  11. Greg Hansen

    Good looking bamboo barrier. Have yet to install it, but looks as it will work well.


    It seems tough enough to block the roots of the cottonwood growing near the garden bed.


    Worked just like advertised

  14. alan fenton

    Worked just like advertised


    Works perfect, very durable and thick as advertised

  16. Kendall Hansen

    Works perfect, very durable and thick as advertised




    Nice slick surface, super strong, keeping my Timber bamboo off the neighboring HS soccer field.

  19. miles wallis



    Product shipped and received quickly. As ordered. No problems.


    They were right on top of everything. Wanted to make sure I received my product and it came on time & in awesome condition.

  22. Janae Dale

    It seems tough enough to block the roots of the cottonwood growing near the garden bed.

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