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Mr List

best fargesia for...

Post by Mr List » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:02 pm

which fargeisa bamboo is best for a 6ft hedge without needing to be trimmed down to size

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Re: best fargesia for...

Post by karl66 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:28 pm

In my experience maurelli jumbo, it also grow's really dense & bushy. karl.

cordyman

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Post by cordyman » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:45 pm

By cut down to size you mean you don't want the culms to exceed 6ft or? icon_scratch

You know what i'm going to recommend the vigorous, thick, checkerboard effect Robusta Campbell drunken_smilie1 drunken_smilie1 always delivers!




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Re: best fargesia for...

Post by karl66 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:05 pm

I was going to suggest Campbell but it may grow to tall for his requirements :lol: agreed though it is a great boo. karl.

Mr List

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Post by Mr List » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:52 pm

the only reason I discounted it myself, grows 3-4 m tall, too tall.

I am thinking of doing my nephews garden up a little for him, atm he has privit hedges I would like to create a hedge he won't need to maintain in any way.
(no snipping needed at all)

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Post by cordyman » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:47 pm

Mr List wrote:the only reason I discounted it myself, grows 3-4 m tall, too tall.

I am thinking of doing my nephews garden up a little for him, atm he has privit hedges I would like to create a hedge he won't need to maintain in any way.
(no snipping needed at all)
Do boo's exist which grow to 6ft exactly though/perfect hedge height ? icon_scratch :shock:

Mr List

Re: best fargesia for...

Post by Mr List » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:52 pm

that's what you guys are supposed to be for :lol:

flounder

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Post by flounder » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:00 am

rufa does alright for me, doesn't tend to exceed 6ft, but can be a bit floppy

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Post by GoggleboxUK » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:54 am

Simba has a mazimum height of 6ft and gets there in about 3-4 years. Nice, arch to it too.

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Post by greendragon » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:11 am

Rufa is the only one that won't go over 6ft and that is largely due to how floppy it is.

cordyman

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Post by cordyman » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:30 pm

How about Robusta for its upright like hedge qualities then just give it a trim every autumn once its stopped actively growing icon_thumleft

Mr List

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Post by Mr List » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:16 pm

Fargesia nitida is supposed to be upright and shorter than robusta. anybody have any views on that?

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Post by Simba » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:53 am

GoggleboxUK wrote:Simba has a mazimum height of 6ft.
I can confirm that this is true, I am 5 11".... icon_thumleft

Mr List wrote:Fargesia nitida is supposed to be upright and shorter than robusta. anybody have any views on that?
I have a Nitida, but I find it frustratingly floppy. Not one I'd automaticaly consider as upright.
Fargesia Wolong, that is quite upright, thickish culms for a Fargesia too.

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