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Shades of blue yellow and burgundy-red on the upright canes of a Fargesia fungosa Umbrella Bamboo | Heartwood Seeds UK
Fargesia fungosa Syn. Borinda fungosa Umbrella Bamboo seeds
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Fargesia fungosa (Syn. Borinda fungosa) Umbrella Bamboo | 10 Seeds | £3.49

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Fargesia fungosa (Syn. Borinda fungosa) - Umbrella Bamboo

 

A highly ornamental, medium-sized bamboo from China, growing to around 5m (15 ft) within temperate Europe

 

Clumping bamboo (non-invasive)

 

One of the larger-leaved Fargesias, with canes initially growing upright, gradually developing a graceful, weeping habit and looking particularly impressive shimmering and fluttering within a breeze

 

They can make beautiful specimens within oriental style gardens

 

Culms, eventually 2cm in diameter, start off green, turning a brilliant burgundy-red to chocolate-brown with age, with early morning sun speeding up the colour change. Pink sheaths around the culms are equally attractive

 

Hardy to around -5ºC (23ºF), or down to at least -10ºC (5ºF) with protection from a horticultural fleece or mulching. Keep soil on the drier side during any frosts

 

Bamboo seeds are not always available due to worldwide shortages of most species; this is because they rarely flower, sometimes every 30 to even 100 years (called gregarious flowering)

 

Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack

 

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 GROWING DETAILS

 

Genus: Fargesia

 

Species: fungosa

 

Synonym: Borinda fungosa

 

English name: Umbrella Bamboo

 

Plant type: Clump-forming bamboo (non-invasive)

 

Eventual height: 15 ft (5 m)

 

Season of Interest: All seasons

 

Hardiness: Hardy to around -5ºC (23ºF), or to around -10ºC (5ºF) with protection from a horticultural fleece or mulching. Keep soil on the drier side during any frosts

 

Shelter: from very cold winds

 

Sun Exposure: Eventually full sun to partial-shade - but keep plants under 1 year old out of direct sunlight

 

Soil: Moist, fertile and well-drained; water well in hotter months

 

Propagation methods: Seeds, or division of clumps

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J.Cooke
Good

Good

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Paul. S
Bamboo

Great instructions 8 out of 10 sprouted well happy

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Carole. G
Too soon to tell if they will grow

Delivered in a timely fashion and well packed. Reasonable price and postage. Growing and care instructions provided. So five stars so far. Only recently started the germination process, so too soon to give a progress report. Hopefully they will grow! Ever hopeful