Bamboo Fargesia Green Dragon 2 Litre. Ideal for shade

Bamboo Fargesia Green Dragon 2 Litre. Ideal for shade

Bamboo Plants. Bamboo Fargesia Green Dragon. By Charellagardens
Bamboo Plants. Bamboo Fargesia Green Dragon. By Charellagardens Bamboo Plants. Bamboo Fargesia Green Dragon. By Charellagardens Bamboo Plants. Bamboo Fargesia Green Dragon. By Charellagardens
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Quick Overview
  • A new non invasive Bamboo for lightly shaded areas.
  • 2 Litre pot.
  • Perfect for lightly shaded areas
  • Quick growing.
  • 80cm plus tall.
  • Purple almost black culms at maturity


Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
61cm - 80cm
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
80cm ex pot
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
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Another new Bamboo introduction for the Uk market. Bamboo Fargesia Green Dragon. Ideal for lightly shaded areas.

Bamboo Fargesia Green Dragon 2 Litre: Introduced to the Uk early 2016 and closely related to our Fargesia Blue Dragon. Green dragon is a non invasive clumping Bamboo that does best in a lightly shaded area or areas with limited sunshine. Whilst it is a close relation to our Blue Dragon Bamboo, Green Dragons looks are quite different, culms mature to dark purple almost black rather than blue, and whilst they are thinner they are more plentiful so overall appearance is much bushier. Green Dragon can be used for a variety of planting solutions, pots, borders and due to its bushy habit screens and hedges. Dragon Bamboo is best planted in a lightly shaded spot where in ideal circumstances it will receive some early morning or late evening sunshine. At maturity this plant can be expected to achieve heights of upto 5 metres with a 1.5 metre spread. 

What To expect: Your plant will arrive planted in a 2 litre/17cm pot and will have an actual height excluding the pot of approximately 80cm.

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: 5 Metres with a 1.5 Metre spread.

Growth speed: Quick

Growth habit: Bushy

Flowering Period: Not applicable

Pruning: Not necessary, unless you wish to restrict height.

Foliage: Dark green, Dense, Tapered at each end

Evergreen: Yes

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.