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Bamboo control system

by Diane - February 17th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus.

Bamboo control system
The bamboo control system is used to create beautiful areas of bamboo that add sound and movement to your garden. Rhizomes are underground stems that run parallel to the surface and can travel a considerable distance from the original plant. The Bamboo control system acts as a root barrier and prevents the rhizomes spreading. Instead they are directed to the surface and transformed into foliated growth therefore a fuller bush will be achieved. When rhizomes reach the barrier they will then be directed upwards naturally. Using this system a bamboo bush can be grown in an exact area and can be as large or as small as desired. Measurements: Thickness: 1mm Height: 69cm Please note we sell a variety of lengths so please select the required length from the list above.

Semiarundinaria yashadake f. kimmei (narihira bamboo)
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast Leaves: dark green Canes: glossy, golden with green stripe Hardiness: fully hardy Golden, glossy canes with a green stripe above the branch bud contrasting with dark green leaves. In cold winters young canes will turn a stunning red if exposed to bright sunshine. This tall bamboo’s upright habit makes it perfect for screening areas of the garden and growing as a bamboo hedge. Its fabulous multi-coloured canes also make it a striking and unusual feature plant. Garden care: Plant in a large container or surround the roots with a non-perishable barrier that restricts the plant’s spread.

Fargesia rufa (bamboo)
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast growing Leaves: green Canes: green Hardiness: fully hardy This very hardy bamboo is quite modestly sized (with an eventual height of around 3m), so is ideal for smaller gardens or large pots. It has slender, upright to arching canes, which are clothed in attractive green leaves throughout the year. Eventually forming dense clumps, the new canes emerge a bright green, which contrast well with the culm sheaths, creating a distinctive two-tone effect until the sheaths drop away. Garden care: Do not allow to dry out while the plant is getting established. Protect from cold, drying winds.