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Zone hd9 7bh | Anonymous added on September 6, 2020 | Answered

hello there. I wonder if you could help answer a question for me.
We are looking to create a bamboo hedge 20 meters long but we only have around 40cm wide to use. The height is of no concern really.
We thought of using either Fargesia robusta campbell or Pseudosasa Japonica or Fargesia Scabrida as we understand these to be clumping and don’t want the hassle of runners everywhere.

The hedge needs to be winter hardy, be able to withstand wind as it is exposed somewhat, be an upright hedge, tolerate a narrow planting area and provide a screen.

so the question is

1. which bamboo would you recommend please suggest others if you think they are a better candidate
2. even though these bamboo are clumping would we need to put in a bamboo rhizome barrier given the 40cm width we have available or could we leave it and see how the bamboo takes. but ideally we want to encourage it to fill in the gaps between the bamboo rather than spread into the garden
3. if a rhizome barrier is required can it have tiny perforations in it to allow water entry and exit

many thanks
much appreciated

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Answered on September 9, 2020

Here is info on growing bamboo and some bamboo varieties. I would like to warn you, though, we get a number of articles from people who have come to hate bamboo, even the clumping variety, for its aggressiveness and creeping to neighbors' yards.




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