Dragon Head Bamboo Hedge Plant Description
Unlike other bamboo species, Dragon Head Bamboo is bushy from top to bottom with a weeping habit, which makes it ideal for an evergreen screen with an exotic look. Its stems are green and thin, with a rusty red casing.It is similar to 'Green Bamboo hedging', but Fargesia rufa.is a far less aggressive species compared to most bamboos, with a denser foliage, making it very desirable in many gardens.
For alternatives to Dragon Head Bamboo, see the 'also recommended' list below. However, if you still need help to decide which hedge is the right one for you, we'd recommend that you visit our Choosing the Right Species page which has suggestions and alternatives for every situation.
Like all bamboo plants it is very fast growing, achieving at least 60cm a year. Fargesia rufa prefers a moist, normal soil and a sunny or slightly shaded site.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
Fargesia Bamboo is clump forming and should be pruned regularly to prevent it from spreading further than desired. Any spindly or unwanted canes can be cut back to ground level in spring and new shoots should be pruned once they are taller than the rest of the hedge.
is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£4.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £200 incl VAT)||Orders of £200 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
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