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where can I buy miscanthus giganteus in uk?

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Am home owner and would like to buy plants as a hedging rather than a fence or wall




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I hadn't heard of this plant so googled it and got the following info from wikidedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miscanthus_giganteus

Are you sure you want to grow this as a hedge? If I were your neighbour I think I'd a rather unhappy!

20 Sep, 2009

 

I have heard of this being used as a screening plant. The dried cane-like stems in winter can be quite attractive and the lush foliage in summer looks good too.

You would probably need to leave the old dead stems in situ for an overlap period until the new stems had grown tall enough before removing these older stems in summer. Your barrier/screen would be lost for a short period if you cut back in spring.

One other point, it could prove relatively expensive to get enough plants to make your screen and if you managed to get small plants, they would take a couple of seasons to get going too. I do quite like the idea of what you are trying to do.

20 Sep, 2009

 

If you lived close enough to me you could have as many pieces as you could possibly want. It spreads!

20 Sep, 2009

 

i think seeds are readily available too.

20 Sep, 2009

 

Blades are sharp too. Just cut myself to the bone moving a piece of out my way!

20 Sep, 2009

 

there is a company called Bical (www.bical.net) who sell the rhizomes for miscanthus giganteus. Their contact details are on their website.

21 Sep, 2009

 

Just re-read one of the previous posts and im afraid i must object. Miscanthus giganteus is a sterile hybrid of sinensis and sacchiflorous and doesnt produce seed heads so it can't spread and doens't need to pollenate.

21 Sep, 2009

 

Spreads by underground 'runners', like mad! And it takes an axe to cut them off!

21 Sep, 2009

 

Thank you to all who replied to my question on miscanthus giganteus - I will look on Bical website.
Sorry to Owdboggy - wish I did live nearer for some of your offcuts.

22 Sep, 2009

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