Bamboo Hedging Help & Information
Growing and Planting
With a little effort it is easy to keep bamboos looking good and prevent them from becoming a nuisance in the garden. In spring, remove any weak, dead, damaged or spindly canes, cutting them to ground level with secateurs or loppers. At the same time remove any debris at the base of clumps. To show off plants to their best, remove some of the foliage from the bottom of the canes. Either snap the side branches off with a swift downward motion (wearing gloves) or cut them back with secateurs, pruning as close to the main cane as possible to leave a smooth finish.
This can be done late spring and summer with a general purpose granular fertiliser and re-new the mulch layer.
Bamboos are fantastic shrubs that can be used in a whole range of different ways to create stunning results in your garden. They are fast growing and certain varieties can reach up to five metres in height, meaning these woody perennial evergreens can be ideal if you’re looking to create an attractive year-round privacy screen. With their distinctive, exotic look, these plants will give you that jungle feel in your garden. They are also hardy and easy to care for.
Bamboos do not like being left to dry out they always need to be in moist or damp conditions to help them thrive at their best. Bamboos are usually trouble-free, but may occasionally suffer from rust or root rots. In some years, bamboo aphids may become a problem.