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.