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Due to Brexit, we are not able to deliver to the UK. We are working on a solution on how we can continue to bring a wide range of Lubera plants to the UK and directly to our customers' homes in the future. However, such a solution will not be available before 2022 or 2023.

Bamboo hedge

Bamboo hedge from Lubera

Having a bamboo hedge in your garden is very popular because it is simple, easy to care for and functional, but it also look very elegant. Bamboo hedges are opaque and do not need to be kept in shape all the time.

   
 
Chinese Fountain Bamboo 'Black Pearl'

Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl' form dark red, almost black stalks; it is extremely hardy

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More information about bamboo hedges

 

Bamboo enclosures stay green even in the winter and therefore protect your privacy all year round.

Conjure up a little Asian flair in your garden and plant a dense, evergreen hedge. In our Lubera® garden shop you will find a large selection of bamboo species and bamboo varieties that are perfectly suited for hedging. The bamboo Fargesia is ideal because of its compact growth and good tolerance to pruning; Phyllostachys bamboo can also be used for this purpose.

 

 

The right varieties for your bamboo hedge

 

  • For a bamboo hedge, for example, we recommend the 'Standing Stone' and 'Campbell' varieties. 
  • Another popular bamboo species is Fargesia nitida. This bamboo variety grows fast and dense and also tolerates a shady location without problems.
  • The Japanese Arrow Bamboo (Pseudosasa japonica - with rhizomes) with its large, dark green leaves and decorative stems is also suitable for hedge plantings.
  • Popular and well-suited varieties are also Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' and Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis', which are particularly hardy and very decorative with their yellow-green striped stems.

 

Planting a bamboo hedge - this is how it's done

 

When planting a bamboo hedge, the distance between the plants should be one metre. If you want the new hedge to be opaque more quickly, you can also plant two plants per metre. But of course, it is basically dependent on the variety and requires a little horticultural advice. For example, five plants of the bamboo 'Simba' (Fargesia murielae) are sufficient for a 2.5 metre hedge. This variety, like all Fargesia, does not form root runners and can be planted quickly and without additional rhizome barriers. 

 

Cutting

 

As a hedge plant, fast-growing bamboo also needs regular pruning to keep it in shape. 

 

The best time to trim

 

A basic distinction is made between a correctional cut and the main cut. The correctional cut must be made in March before the bamboo develops its new leaves. Corrective pruning is only carried out on bamboo if side branches grow out too far or individual stalks overhang too far.

The main pruning - if necessary - only takes place in July, when the new stalks have finished growing. If you are not a particular fan of formal hedges, you can thin out the bamboo rather than pruning - i.e. only the old, diseased and weak stalks are removed. In addition, you will give more light to the beautiful, healthy stalks.

For potted bamboo plants, an occasional cut would be advisable. In the garden, bamboo works best if it is only given a corrective cut and can grow freely.

 

Thinning out

 

The higher bamboo species look most beautiful when there is a maximum of 15 stalks per square metre. The 4 to 5-year-old stalks should be cut directly above the ground. This will clear the entire bush.

With a little imagination, the cut-off stalks can be a successful decoration in the garden, because the countless garden objects can be covered with exotic bamboo stalks in an original and simple way. It is better not to stick the bamboo canes directly into the soil, otherwise, they will rot very quickly. But of course, bamboo shoots can also be used functionally as garden supports. If they rot a little bit down there, it is not so bad - next year there will be new ones already.

If, for example, you want to keep your hedge narrow when planting Fargesia bamboo, the rhizomes at the edge of the bed must be pruned once a year before new shoots appear in the spring. For narrow hedges, the relatively slender bamboo Fargesia robusta 'Cambell', which grows more in height than in width, is ideal.

This once-a-year pruning is not enough for a Phyllostachys planting; a dense rhizome barrier is needed.

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