Planting Position: Semi shade through to full shade.
Soil: Any free draining damp soil, but not waterlogged.
Suitable for container planting: Yes ideal for both ground and container.
Eventual height and spread: Upto 7 metres with a 3 metre spread.
Growth speed: Quick
Growth habit: Extremely upright
Flowering Period: Not applicable
Pruning: Not necessary, unless you wish to restrict height.
Foliage: Evergreen Mid Green, Dense, Tapered at each end
Plant in any free draining damp soil sheltered from strong winds. In early spring feed with a liquid food with a high nitrogen content, this will not only promote new growth but will also give the older foliage a boost after the dormant months. In summer a slow release fertiliser is preferable. Always ensure the plant has an adequate water supply especially when planted in a container. This Bamboo needs no special requirements in 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.