No More Neighbours
Large hedges are generally planted as wind breaks on farms and lifestyle blocks.
They can be used in a garden situation as long as you have the space as they do get tall.
Bambusa oldhamii – Windbreak Bamboo
Bambusa oldhamii is the most effective and popular choice in New Zealand for shelter for farms, horticultural blocks and lifestyle blocks. Ideal as a security fence as it is very dense when fully established.
If you want larger canes for a garden look you can prune this variety to your desired height. Middle photo shows this. The bamboo canes in the background are pruned at 4m. The bamboo offsets the palms and ferns whilst providing a screen from the unsightly building next door..
Mature height: 15m – 20m Tall
Tall bamboo. Used on large properties as a wind break or boundary fence. 5-10cm culms.
Once established, this variety becomes a thick impenetrable hedge.
Canes are perfect for making fences, stakes and garden screens.
Conditions: Sun or shade. Cold hardy to -6
Recommended planting spacing: 1.5 – 2m.