Planting position: Plant in sunlight or partial shade for best results and keep sheltered from cold, dry winds.
Soil: Suited to both loam and clay
Suitable for Container planting: Great for containers, for best results grow in loam based compost.
Eventual height and spread: Overall height upto approximately 3.5 metres and a spread of 1-1.5 metres.
Pruning: Remove damaged and dead stems in spring.
Growth speed: Relatively quickly
Flowering period: Not Applicable
Evergreen: Yes, but like all Bamboo may shed some older leaves late Autumn through to early winter this is not a cause for concern as they will soon be replaced once the temperatures start to rise.
Winter Hardy: Full hardy for the whole Uk to -20
Plant in a sheltered area to avoid cold, dry winds, try adding some slow release granular food to the pot or planting area.
Bamboo Fargesia nitida 'Great Wall' has been cultivated from a special selection of seedlings of Fargesia Nitida following its widespread flowering and subsequent demise a few years ago. This new genus is an extremely hardy, erect and quick growing cultivar that is almost identical to the original form. Canes are initially upright, successive years growth make them arch elegantly under the weight of foliage -the foliage itself is mid-green and is generously produced on many side branches. Makes a choice as single either planted in a pot or border or alternatively planted to create a screen or hedge.
. 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.