Fargesia Nitida (bamboo)
If you want non-invasive bamboo in your garden, consider the Fargesia Nitida. It is a very bushy plant, as it is called, but the narrow, gray-green leaves are characteristic. And the older the plant gets, the more the stems turn to blue-purple. A beautiful sight. We have no idea how high you want the hedge to be in your garden, but the maximum height of the Fargesia Nitida is about 3 meters. Quite a long way!
Fargesia Nitida (bamboo)
We already wrote this: this is a non-invasive bamboo. So you don't have to worry about damage to your paving and pond, and certainly not to your neighbors. Nothing prevents you from purchasing this beautiful hedge plant. It is winter hardy, requires little maintenance and grows quickly. The hedge is high in no time, so you keep out the peeking neighbors. And not only that: bamboo is a calming plant. It makes a sound in the wind that gives you peace.
Non-invasive bamboo Fargesia Nitida
This bamboo comes from the mountains in China. He is accustomed to Western Europe and can therefore withstand the cold. This Fargesia Nitida is a beautiful hedge plant that will thrive in your garden.
Why choose a Fargesia Nitida bamboo hedge?
- First of all, it is beautiful and graceful.
- Fortunately, this plant does not proliferate.
- With this bamboo you create a beautiful, high hedge. You will no longer suffer from peeking neighbors.
- Choose what you prefer: you can prune the plant but you do not have to.
- The Fargesia Nitida also survives a severe winter.
- The plant is very strong and will therefore lasts for many years.
- This bamboo hedge looks beautiful everywhere, but certainly in your garden and at your home.
- Bamboo in your garden is very relaxing.
When is the best time to plant a bamboo Fargesia Nitida?
You can plant this bamboo for most of the year, from late February / early March to late autumn. If you don't put it in the ground until the end of fall, provide a layer of leaves or straw on the roots.
How do you plant a Fargesia Nitida hedge?
- Remove all weeds from around the area where you will be planting the bamboo.
- Dig a deep, wide trench. Tip: stretch a rope in advance. Then the plants are placed in a straight line in the trench.
- Loosen the soil in the trench well.
- Mix the loose soil with some compost.
- To arrenge the Fargesia Nitida, place the bamboo in the pots next to the trench in the right places. Are you satisfied? Then remove the plants from the pots, submerge the root ball in water and place them in the trench.
- Allign the top of the root ball with the ground level.
- Fill the trench with soil.
- Compress the soil.
- Water the hedge sufficiently. If you have planted the hedge in a dry season, make sure you water the plants regularly. This ensures that the roots will not dry out.
The bamboo plant is only suitable for high and wide hedges, not for low and narrow hedges. Just so you know. If you really want a narrow and low variant, it is best to buy another hedge plant.
It does not matter where you plant the Fargesia Nitida, as long as the soil is well drained and rich in humus.
Please keep in mind that it cannot withstand northern and eastern winds.
A little water every day does not have a lot of effect. Better give a lot of water at once, than a little bit every day.
- Place the bamboo hedge plant in a sunny or partial shade place. It likes that.
- The amount of plants you need to purchase is entirely up to you. Our advice: take 1 bamboo plant per meter or 3 plants per 2 meter. Of course you can also choose to plant 2 per meter. Then the hedge will close more quickly.
- It is best to plant the Fargesia Nitida a little lower than the surrounding soil.
Advice & Care
- As we already wrote, the plant can to grow in any soil type, but it likes a humus-rich soil. Before planting, you can prepare the soil with some compost. It will grow better. In addition, you can give the plant an organic fertilizer every now and then.
- A young bamboo hedge depends on the water the roots will receive. Therefore, serve it generously. Make sure to pre-soak the root ball with water before putting it in the ground. Then it already has a head start. Water it regularly if you have planted it during a dry period.
- It is best to prune the Fargesia Nitida in May or June.
Known bamboo disorders
The Fargesia Nitida bamboo is a strong and healthy plant. He does not suffer much from (fungal) diseases or pests.
Advantages and disadvantages of the bamboo Fargesia Nitida
- The bamboo is easy to prune, but it is not necessary. If you want to keep it under control, it is recommended.
- The plant is very strong and will last a lifetime.
- It is not shy. You can plant it in any soil type.
- The location is also not that important, as long as it is in the sun or partial shade.
- The bamboo is usually not bothered by diseases and pests.
- It does not like soil that is too dry, but wet feet don't make it happy either. Look for a happy medium.
- The Fargesia Nitida is unsuitable for narrow and low hedges.
- It really does not like northern and eastern winds. Try to avoid that.
We know for sure: the Fargesia Nitida will look great in your garden. It combines beautifully with the other plants, shrubs and flowers. You really won't regret it.
Convinced? Then order this bamboo now. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us.