Rhizome / Bamboo Barrier 80 mil Thickness

(1 review) Write a Review
Free Shipping
Current Stock:

80 Mil Bamboo Barrier - Rhizome Barrier

Bamboo Barrier
at a Glance

  • Contains Bamboo Rhizomes
  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Built-In UV Stabilization
  • Made with Recyclable Materials
  • 100 year in-ground lifespan
  • Joins vertically or horizontally with HDPE Sealant Tape
  • Easy to cut with a standard utility knife
  • Deflection side is chrome rolled to provide a superior protection surface

Thickness Comparison Video

View the differences between the various thicknesses of bamboo barrier that we offer.


5/64 of an inch or 2 mm

Ultra Heavy-Duty

For very aggressively spreading bamboo plantings or for large species such as timber bamboo.

How Deep Does My Barrier Need to Be?

Typical bamboo rhizomes grow into the first 12” of soil. Rhizomes are responsible for spreading the growth of the bamboo plant. (As opposed to the bamboo’s roots which do not spread the growth of the bamboo). As a measure of caution we only sell 18” and deeper bamboo barrier. Just because typical rhizomes exist in the top 12” of soil doesn’t mean that the rhizomes can’t go deeper. Due to the fact that it takes just one rhizome to spread the plant throughout your yard it is far better to go a bit deeper with your barrier than you need to than not deep enough. The most commonly installed barrier depths that our customers install are 24” and 30”.

Please note, this is general information and certain species of bamboo planted in certain soils can send rhizomes much deeper. It is for this reason that we provide barrier options up to a maximum depth of 60” (60 mil only). Please consult a certified arborist for additional information bamboo specific growing patterns in your area.


80 mil HDPE rhizome barrier is designed to contain bamboo and other invasive species. The 80 mil thickness provides our thickest protection against bamboo overgrowth. 80 mil rhizome barrier is commonly used in applications where bamboo overgrowth could lead to significant property damage, therefore the thickest and most durable barrier is necessary.

Bamboo is a fantastic garden plant due to it’s ability to grow quickly and provide privacy as well as aesthetic beauty. When bamboo is left un-contained it can spread throughout a landscape providing a major maintenance issue as well as damage to hardscapes or other delicate plantings.

Our rhizome barrier is composed of heavy-duty HDPE and provides a smooth surface which acts as a very effective root-stop. The bamboo rhizomes (roots) will not penetrate the barrier but instead grow along the side of the barrier instead.


  1. Dig a trench around the area where you are planning to plant the bamboo or where the bamboo is already planted. The trench should be 2” less deep than the depth of the barrier that is to be installed. For example if you are installing a 24” barrier, dig a 22” trench.
  2. Place the barrier in the trench. If connecting two segments of barrier be sure to overlap the segments by 4 feet, use HDPE sealant tape vertically and horizontally to connect the seam. The taped overlap will prevent the bamboo rhizomes from breaking through the seam.
  3. Plant the bamboo according to nursery planting specifications. Be sure to pay attention to any soil deficiencies, compaction and drainage.



In order to control bamboo effectively, proper maintenance must be performed on a seasonal basis. Bamboo rhizomes spread outward from the center of the plant in either spring, summer or fall depending on your location.

Simply dig a trench around the area where the bamboo is planted, place the barrier in the trench and back-fill. Be sure to install the barrier 2” above the finish grade of the soil. This will allow the gardener to monitor and catch bamboo rhizomes that are attempting to “jump the barrier” Cut any rhizomes attempting to overgrow the barrier and remove. If this process is performed annually, the procedure should be easy due to the fact that the rhizomes are soft and easy to remove.



We offer free ground shipping on all of our bamboo barriers. Most orders ship same day if placed before 12:00 PM EST. Transit times are displayed in business days and are approximate.

How Fast Will Bamboo Grow Daily?

Bamboo is an incredible natural material that grows faster than any plant on this earth Considering it will grow an awesome 4 centimeters or 1.57 inches every second! There are certain species of bamboo that will grow 91 centimeters or 35 inches in one day and that's impressive! The fastest-growing bamboo species can reach awesome heights in just weeks reaching maturity in far less time than other varieties of vegetation including trees. Unlike most trees, bamboo can reach full maturity in a single growing season of 3 to 4 weeks.

A bamboo culm can be harvested in 3 to 5 years whereas a paper pulp tree will take 50 to 100 years. On top of that, bamboo can be harvested without harming or killing the plant's core that produces the stalks. In turn, soil erosion is reduced during the harvesting process. Note – a culm is a stem of a plant especially those that bear flowers.

The rhizomatic cores are why bamboo grows so fast. Note, individual stalks do not grow leaves for energy. The stalks grow upward very quickly fed by the energy of the central core. As the stalks of the bamboo plant regenerate, the harvest will not harm or kill the mother plant.

Products made of bamboo

Bamboo Made Products

About Bamboo And Its Incredible Growth

At some point, you will look up and see your plant towering over 100 feet! What makes this plant grow at such a remarkable speed? The species of the bamboo will have an impact on the speed of growth. Some species have a moderate speed of growth while others excel!

Here is a breakdown of various species of bamboo and their growing rates:

·      The Giant Bamboo has a growth rate of 9 inches a day and reaches an incredible 100 feet or more in one season.

·      Clumping Bamboo has a more moderate growth coming in at 1 to 2 feet a year.

·      Running Bamboo will spread up to 5 feet each year and can spread up to 20 feet from the place it was planted.

·      Black Bamboo This lovely plant is known for its rich, dark canes It will grow approximately 1 to 2 feet a year in good environments.

·      Lucky Bamboo This plant grows slowly around 1 to 3 inches a year and is often referred to as a house plant.

The Long-Term Benefits Of Bamboo Growing So Fast

Due to rapid growth, it's no wonder why these plants are used to produce so many eco-friendly products. Bamboo is soft yet flexible and strong so it's no surprise it's been sought after for centuries and used for hundreds of reasons. Let's take a closer look at bamboo, the fastest-growing sustainable material anywhere.

Bamboo Walkway

Bamboo Lined Walkway

Bamboo And The Quality Of Soil

Bamboo uses the process of phytoremediation, Which means the plant removes toxins from the soil and then repairs it after the soil has been damaged by poor agricultural practices. Bamboo will suck the chemicals, like lead and mercury, from the soil and turn the waste into nutrients for its own use. When the bamboo dies, it will not decompose and turn the toxins back into the ground but retain where it is. In many cases, practices from industrial operations will spray harmful pesticides along with other chemicals that will eventually get into the soil and water ecosystems. In turn, this will damage the quality as well as the quantity of the crops. Bamboo will provide an endless source of natural materials.

Bamboo Made To Go Products

Restaurant Products Made With Bamboo

The Flexibility Of Bamboo

Bamboo is a very flexible plant that can adapt to many different environments and has challenged an enormous number of climate conditions along the way.

A Little History And Some Facts About Bamboo

In the aftermath of the nuclear blast that hit Japan, it was shown that bamboo survived. As a matter of fact, some strands of bamboo were discovered after the detonation toward the end of World War II. Some studies showed that the strands actually survived the initial blast.

More About Bamboo


Bamboo contains natural antimicrobial properties that will resist most common pests and vermin. Along with its strength and excellent durability, its tensile strength measures 27,000 per square inch which is more than steel at 23,000 per square inch. Bamboo is a member of the grass family offering the unique ability to flower simultaneously.

Bamboo in the Wild

Wild Bamboo

The Impact Bamboo Has on Local Economies

For centuries, bamboo has provided people with structures, decorations, and even food. Some bamboo species are native to Asia and South America ranging in size and density. Moso bamboo offers a very thick stalk making it ideal as timber for structures. Bamboo has left positive impacts on communities that rely on bamboo for economic support. Due to its rapid growth rate, bamboo has provided income for many generations. In places where bamboo grows naturally, it has replaced timber as a chosen material for structures. Needless to say, bamboo is used endlessly.

Rural areas have enjoyed abundant prosperity from enterprises dealing with bamboo. On top of that, small low-income farmers harvest using basic tools at little to no cost.  Bamboo's excellent resiliency makes it incredibly adaptable in so many environments and climates. As an example, the strands in bamboo allowed this plant to grow back after the nuclear blast in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan during WWII and that's incredible!

Bamboo Straws

Bamboo Straws

In Conclusion

As our planet continues to change, at some point climates will also change and we will have to rely on more stable answers including plants that can quickly adapt and provide needed materials for growing. One of those plants will be bamboo.


The list of products made from bamboo is extraordinary. Here is a short list of products you might want to look into:


·      Food made from bamboo shoots

·      Chopsticks

·      Sunglasses to protect from UV rays

·      Window Shades will not block out views while adding a great accent to a room.

·      Clothing for warmer temperatures

·      Accessories such as pencil holders and notepads

·      Floor mats and rugs in a huge range of designs to choose from

·      Wall hangings for an added touch

·      Utensils and toothbrushes

·      Charcoal instruments for artists

·      Cutting boards

·      Floors

·      Hair brushes and combs

·      Towels

·      Toilet paper

·      Soap dishes

·      Cutlery Sets

The next time you want to redesign or decorate a room in your home, take a closer look at what bamboo has to offer.


  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Susan Clapsadle on Aug 4th 2020

    Arrived in 2 days and as described. Put in as barrier to stop neighbors bamboo from invading my property.