Fargesia (bamboo)

Bamboo in your garden adds extra atmosphere. It is hardy and its light foliage stays green for a long time and waves nicely up and down in the wind, which also makes a soothing sound. If you are looking for a beautiful bamboo hedge, we recommend that you buy the non-invasive bamboo variety Fargesia. The Fargesia hedge is very reliable and requires very little maintenance. Most bamboo species are hardy and some grow up to 5 meters high. The varieties we sell can grow 2 to 3 meters. You can keep the hedge under control by pruning.

Fargesia (bamboo)

Your privacy is soon enough guaranteed by the rapid growth of the hardy bamboo. The plants stay in place well. Fortunately, they do not form offshoots under the ground and are therefore not a threat to paving, foil ponds or the garden of the neighbors. Very reassuring. The new culms emerge from the ground close to the mother plant. In short: the bamboo Fargesia is ideal for creating a hedge.

Types

Hedge Plants Heijnen has different types of the non-invasive bamboo hedge plants for sale.

Fargesia Jiuzhaigou - this Fargesia is also called the red bamboo. The stems slowly change color in the sun from green to yellow-orange and eventually they turn in a beautiful deep red. The leaves can curl and discolor in winter; new ones grow in the spring. It can reach a height of 2 to 3 meters.

Fargesia Murieliae Jumbo - it is wonderful to enjoy this bamboo with its fine, fresh green leaves. This Fargesia hedge plant will have a calming effect on you. Jumbo suggests that it may be the tallest species, but nothing could be further from the truth, it has a maximum height of 3 meters.

Fargesia Murieliae Simba - perhaps the most graceful bamboo species due to its full, compact and bushy growth and with its bright green stems and hanging leaves. The Simba is the smallest species, it grows to a maximum height of 2 meters.

Fargesia Nitida - very special about this bushy Fargesia are the narrow, gray-green leaves. The older the plant gets, the more the stems turn to blue-purple. Beautiful. The maximum height of the Fargesia Nitida is 3 meters.

Why choose a bamboo hedge?

  • The Fargesia is a beautiful plant.
  • It does not proliferate and grows quickly. You can enjoy the privacy that the hedge offers you in no time.
  • The plant is easy to prune. Incidentally, it is not necessary to prune it.
  • The bamboo is hardy.
  • You will notice that it is very strong and therefore will last a long time.
  • It fits in any garden, in any atmosphere, in any home.
  • You will become calm just by the sight of it, but certainly when you are in the garden. It makes a nice sound when the leaves flutter in the wind.

When is the best time to plant a Fargesia?

It is best to plant most bamboo species from the time that the frost has left the ground, around the end of February / early March until the late autumn. If you plant it until late in the autumn, protect the roots of the plant extra with a handful of leaves or straw.

How do you plant a bamboo hedge?

  1. Remove weeds from the soil in which the bamboo will grow.
  2. Dig a wide and deep trench. Tip: stretch a rope between two sticks before digging.
  3. Loosen the soil in the trench well.
  4. Mix the loose soil present in the trench with garden compost.
  5. Place the bamboo in the pots next to the trench, exactly where you want them. Are you satisfied with the distribution? Remove the pots and immerse the root ball of the Fargesia plants in water and then place them in the trench.
  6. Make sure the top of the root ball is equal to the ground level.
  7. Fill the trench with soil and press it down well.
  8. Water abundantly for the first time. Especially when it rains little, you should repeat this regularly. This way the roots will make good contact with the soil. It is important that the roots do not dry out.

Tips

When watering, soak the soil once rather than wet it a little every day.
Due to its broad growth, the Fargesia is only suitable for creating wide hedges. The bamboo is not suitable for narrow hedges, but also for low hedges. It is best to buy another hedge plant for this.
The Fargesia thrives in any soil type, but it is sensitive to wind. You cannot place it everywhere. A bamboo is best placed in a place where it is protected from the north and east wind.
The bamboo hedge likes to be in well-drained, humus-rich soil. He does not like soil that is too dry, but certainly not too wet either. Keep that in mind.

Placement

  • The Fargesia plant prefers full sun or partial shade.
  • Take 1 plant per linear meter or 3 plants per 2 meter. Are you not very patient? Then take 2 plants per meter.
  • Plant the bamboo slightly lower than the surrounding soil.

Advice & Care

  • Preferably prune the Fargesia in the months of May or June.
  • Bamboos like humus-rich soil. Before planting, you must therefore prepare the soil well with garden compost. You can fertilize with organic fertilizers in granular form.
  • Watering is very important for a young bamboo plant. For this, the root ball must be immersed in water before planting, so that it enters the soil soaking wet. If it rains little or no rain in the period after planting, you should water the plants regularly.

Known bamboo disorders

The Fargesia is a strong plant. It is known for his good health and has little or no trouble with (fungal) diseases and vermin.

Advantages and disadvantages of the Fargesia (bamboo)

Advantages

  • The bamboo plant can be pruned well.
  • It is not picky about the soil in which it stands.
  • The hedge plant thrives best in the sun or partial shade.
  • The plant is hardly sensitive to pests and diseases.
  • The Fargesia is very strong and will therefore last a lifetime.

Disadvantages

  • The plant must be protected against the north and east wind.
  • It doesn't like wet feet. So keep in mind that you do not give it too much water.
  • This bamboo is not suitable for low or narrow hedges.

Conclusion

The bamboo is a beautiful plant that can be combined well with various plants, shrubs and flowers and therefore fits in any garden. As said, the Fargesia has a calming character. This way you can relax in your own garden.

Are you convinced and are you going to buy a bamboo hedge? Then place your order immediately. This way you will have the plants quickly at home and you can fully enjoy them. Do you have any questions? Then feel free to ask us.