Whats the diameter of a mature Fargesia clump?

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greendragon

Whats the diameter of a mature Fargesia clump?

Post by greendragon » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:29 am

When Fargesias are fully grown what is the typical diameter of their clump if they have been allowed to grow unrestricted by any obstacles?

I have plans to plant a "bamboo path" next year using Fargesia Robusta and Murielae. I'm wondering how far apart can they be spaced so that they will eventually create a dense screen, I don't want to plant them too close now and end up having them stunted/strangling eachother. I would be planting them from 5litre pots.

Mr List

Re: Whats the diameter of a mature Fargesia clump?

Post by Mr List » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:49 am

a running bamboo might be better because you could just mow the shape of the path through it

greendragon

Re: Whats the diameter of a mature Fargesia clump?

Post by greendragon » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:04 am

I know but in this case there are neighbours with only a fence between them. I don't want to use barrier since the bamboo will either escape or become a tangled mess long term.

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Re: Whats the diameter of a mature Fargesia clump?

Post by simon » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:12 pm

I think they continue to slowly expand until they flower and die. I don't think there is such a thing as a fully grown bamboo. It is either growing or dead.

As we don't know how long they have until flowering, then there is no way of knowing how big they will get.

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