When should I plant Green Bamboo hedging?
The best time to plant Bamboo is at the beginning of spring, when the temperatures just begin to warm up.
How far apart do you plant Green Bamboo plants?
If you are wanting a dense quickly, plant around 3-5ft apart, and it will establish very well within 1-2 years. If time is not a problem, however, you can get away with planting around 6ft-8ft apart, as they have a fast and vigorous growth and will establish within 3-5 years.
How to plant Green Bamboo:
Before planting, ensure that any heavily pot bound roots are spread out. Give the root ball a good soaking in a large tub of water for 20 minutes (or spray with a garden hose), to help moisten the root ball thoroughly.
Then, dig a hole that's 1.5-2 times bigger than the depth and width of the root ball. Work in some compost/manure into the dug-up soil, and then add around 1/3 of grit (but only if the soil is rather heavy). Be sure to leave a decent layer of compost on the bottom, and that the plant's root ball is slightly lower than the depth of the hole - so that backfilling soil can be placed on top of the original soil.
Backfill the hole with excess soil, and press down lightly to secure the plant. Fertiliser is not recommended, but water thoroughly to remove any air pockets and add some mulch (consisting of compost, hay, grass, manure, or leaf mould).