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Bamboo - Rufa

Dragon Head Bamboo

From £49.99

An exotic evergreen hedging plant, Fargesia rufa Bamboo forms an elegant screen of small, delicate stems with a weeping habit, lending it the names of Fountain Bamboo or Dragon Head Bamboo.

• Best Features: Green evergreen foliage, year round interest
• Ideal For Hedges: 2-3m high
• Growth Rate: Very Fast | 60cm+ a year
• Position: Sunny or partial shade, moist to normal soil, sheltered and inland.
• Also Consider: Other varieties of Bamboo hedging plants for alternative stem colours.

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ImageRoot TypeHeight NowExtra InfoNo Per
Rufa Bamboo 50/70cm 5L Pot Grown
Rufa Bamboo 50/70cm 5L Pot Grown

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Dragon Head Bamboo hedge (Fargesia rufa) description

Dragon Head Bamboo hedging provides a great year-round focal point in any garden due to its tall, thin green canes encased in rusty red sheaths, with relatively dense foliage for a bamboo. Unlike, many other bamboo plants, this variety is bushy all the way to the ground making it ideal for hedging. As it is a fast-growing, clump-forming plant, it is best situated in a spacious area, allowing it room to spread or plant where the roots will be constrained (or use a root barrier).

Popular uses for Dragon Head Bamboo hedges

Fargesia rufa requires watering until it is established. Once the plants have settled in, Dragon Head Bamboo makes a wonderfully attractive, evergreen screening hedge

Combine Fargesia rufa with

We recommend growing this evergreen hedging plant alone to create a dense, effective and attractive hedge.

Growth rate of Fargesia rufa 

Fargesia rufa hedging is fast-growing and can achieve over 60cm pa. This Bamboo variety will produce hedges between 2-3m.

Care and pruning advice for Dragon Head Bamboo hedging

As Fountain Bamboo is very fast growing and clump-forming it needs to be pruned regularly to prevent from spreading farther than desired. In the spring, unwanted or spindly canes should be cut down to ground level. New shoots should also be pruned once they grow taller than the rest of the hedge. Please view the best4hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Recommended planting density for Fargesia rufa hedge plants

For information on planting density please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Dragon Head Bamboo is available to purchase year-round as Pot Grown plants.

The majority of our Bamboo Hedges are UK grown by our experts who are well-versed in the art of nursery growing. On the rare occasion that we source Dragon Head Bamboo from outside of the UK, we make it our priority to ensure that our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we make every effort to make certain that your plants arrive in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest standard, all whilst protecting our superb prices. Rest assured, you can buy Fargesia rufa hedging plants online with complete confidence.

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