I have bamboo, akebia, and hardy kiwis in Zone 5.5. Bamboo grows too
slowly in our zone, even though I have the cold-hardiest (phyllostachys
nuda). It will still range many feet, so it will cross your driveway
and head for the hills. Akebia and kiwis will both cover your fence
quickly, if you are willing to build a basic trellis to support them,
as they both grow 20ft/year. None of them disappears in the winter, of
course. Bamboo stays green in a mild year but diesback most years. You
still have to mow it down if you want it to disappear.