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Miscanthus Giganteus Rhizomes (Available March-May, Lifted To Order)

 A long term warm Gamecover that will grow consistently to 8ft tall+

Supply March onwards dependent on weather conditions


Why Buy this product?

  • Long term Gamecover that will grow consistently to 8ft tall+ (around 4ft in year 1, 6ft in year 2 & 8ft in year 3)
  • Persistent for over 20 years once established
  • Although it can be killed with Glyphosate if you want to remove it at a later time
  • Great crop for pheasants and partridge - provides a warm dry cover
  • Ideal as a windbreak
  • Cost effective, compared with annual cover crops
  • Low maintenance after establishment
  • Will grow in a wide range of soils, for best results a fine moist seedbed is required
  • Ideal for awkward / difficult areas e.g. steep banks or areas where you cannot get machinery in
  • Rhizomes vary in size from the size of your finger to the size of your fist


Growing tips

  • Plant Mid April - May - when soil temperatures are warmer
  • Plant around 4000 Rhizomes per acre
  • Keep a row width of 1m & 1m spacing (One Rhizome every m2)
  • Plant at a depth of 5-10cm
  • Control animals from grazing when establishing - guards can be used to protect from pests
  • Establish in a weed free seed bed - Miscanthus is a grass crop so grasses are harder to remove
  • When sown in large blocks the crop can become too thick, rides can be put in to resolve this
  • Fertiliser requirements: A soil test to check pH, Phosphate & Potash deficiencies is recommended. If not available, an application of 375kg/ha of a 17:17:17 or similar should be applied to the emerging crop. No further fertiliser will be required, as the plant has the ability to move the majority of nutrients back into the rooting system during the autumn period. 
  • Can be topped off after 3 years to control the crop - top early spring 
  • For a full growing guide click here 



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Miscanthus Giganteus Rhizomes (Incl Vat) (Available March-May, Lifted To Order)

SKU: 4692