Online Catalogue | Bamboo Hedging (Phyllostachys nigra, Phyllostachys aureocaulis, Phyllostachys bissetii)
Click here for a chart of species characteristics to help you chooseBamboo makes a striking evergreen hedge or screen, that adds texture and colour to the garden.Find sizes and prices below or Click HereBlack, yellow or green stemmed Bamboo is a fantastic hedging plant especially where something architectural is needed and to provide an elegant evergreen framework - even in small spaces. Traditional Japanese gardens use Bamboo to represent water as the sound of a breeze passing through the foliage or whistling through the colourful stems can be likened to moving water. Bamboos suffer from a bad press. Some people think they are rampantly invasive but these are handsome, evergreens and very useful where width is an issue (but a tall hedge is still needed). Care does need to be taken that Bamboos will not spread. There are many options - planting into large pots, planting in gaps in paving, or planting into raised beds. If you are using pots, you will need to re-pot from time to time and ensure plants don't go short of water or their leaves will brown and you should give them a feed in alternate years in late spring (after the new culms have developed). Pruning is easy, in many ways they are the easiest of all the plants we sell. If a new culm (or cane) appears where you don't want it, just snap it off at ground level. Thin out the plant by pruning out old culms in spring. You can remove lower branches and foliage (to reduce vigour and make more of a feature of the coloured culms). All varieties take a year or so to settle in - you don't get much top growth until they are fully established and it is important to keep them well watered during this time. The black bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) has very black culms (or canes) although they start greenish. The yellow bamboo (Phyllostachys aureocaulis) has lemony yellow/green stripy culms (this variety is not quite as vigorous) and the green bamboo (Phyllostachys bissetii) has fresh green culms. We have pot grown plants available all year round. Don't forget to order RootGrow and/or BonemealNew range of beautiful topiary now available.
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