Bamboo Fargesia Rufa Two 7.5 Litre 80/100cm: Top Quality: Fargesia Rufa is one of the first shooting Bamboo of the year this coupled with its vigorous growth rate, giving numerous new culms annually make it an ideal choice for a growing Bamboo, it is one of the lower growing varieties, only reaching an absolute maximum of 3 metres, which although is 10 feet this is relatively short in terms of Bamboo. Ideal for planting in a wide range of conditions but preferably somewhere away from hot midday sun in warmer areas of the Uk. Can be used as a stand alone specimen, pot planted, or because of its rather drooping nature to create an informal hedge. Being a non invasive clumping Bamboo there is no need to plant using a root barrier to restrict growth.
Planting Position: Suitable for a wide range of areas of the garden, in a wide range of conditions, full sun through to semi shade, although as previously said in the warmer parts of the uk somewhere sheltered from full afternoon sun.
Soil: Any free draining damp soil but not waterlogged.
Suitable for container planting: Yes ideal for both ground and container.
Eventual height and spread: 2.5 Metres maximum, with an approximate spread of 1.5 metres.
Growth Speed: Quick
Growth Habit: Upright canes with cascading foliage
Flowering Period: Not Applicable
Pruning: Not necessary.
Foliage: Dense cane growth with cascading mid green leaves
Bamboo Fargesia can be planted in any free draining soil damp soil preferably out of hot midday sun (in warmer areas of the UK ) and sheltered from strong winds. In early spring feed with a liquid food with a high nitrogen content, this will help promote new growth and give the plant a boost after the dormant period. In summer a slow release fertiliser is preferable. As with most plants, especially Bamboo always ensure the plant has an adequate water supply especially when planted in a container. This Bamboo requires no special treatment or requirements during the winter months.
Are they evergreen?
Bamboo are an evergreen, perennial and a member of the grass family. Fast growing, they take up very little lateral space and yet they can reach fabulous heights extremely quickly, making bamboo a very cost effective choice when you need screening fast! They will naturally shed some leaf during the winter months.
How much water do they need?
Like any other plant, bamboo needs three basic things in order to survive. Soil, sun and water. And as a gardener, one of your greatest responsibilities is to provide your bamboo with water. They are an incredibly thirsty plant and will require watering on a daily basis especially during hot periods. .Will it need a root barrier Fargesia are a non invasive clumping bamboo and will not require a root barrier. Phyllostachys, Aureosulcata and Pseudosasa are all ‘runners’ which can be either planted in a larger pot or with a root barrier in the ground.
How quickly will it grow?
This really is dependent on watering sunshine and care. You would hope to achieve at least another third in growth during the growing season.
How far apart should I plant them?
Space mature plants 1 metre apart to form a dense screen. Fast Growing varieties can be planted a little further apart if you don't mind waiting longer for them to fill in the gaps.