My neighbor is having problems with bamboo. She can't get rid of it..........it is taking over...................so with that I think that I would consider planting them in a large container so you can control them. My neighbor has used everything to kill them, he tried to did them up and used chemicals on them, so far nothing has worked. He cut them down in fall & spring and another one springs up several feet away. I would go on line and see what people are saying about bamboo problems.