FREE SHIPPING on all Orders over £30 (UK Only)

We're on Instagram! 📷 Please accompany us on our journey by following our account (heartwood_seeds) either by simply clicking here, or the Instagram button at the very bottom of this page. Thanks very much for your support — and see you there! 💜🌿

Weeping leaves hang from the yellow green to blue grey culms of the Umbrella Bamboo Fargesia gaolinensis | Heartwood Seeds UK
Heartwood seed pack, business card and teapot - Fargesia gaolinensis

Fargesia gaolinensis (Borinda gaolinensis) Umbrella Bamboo | 10 Seeds | £3.49

Regular price
Sold out
Sale price
£3.49
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Fargesia gaolinensis (Syn. Borinda gaolinensis) - Umbrella Bamboo

 

A recently discovered species from Yunnan, China

 

In 2012, Prof. Hongchao Tan of the Chinese Yunnan University, discovered the species at Gaolin within Songming County, Yunnan, China, growing at around 2,100 metres. Currently named Fargesia gaolinensis, it is thought to be very closely related to Fargesia songmingensis, which itself was only discovered in the same region, circa 2011

 

Clumping bamboo (non-invasive)

 

Growing to a height of 8-12 m (25-40 ft), with a typical culm diameter of 1-2 inches, they form an attractive tall clump of bamboo with dainty and weeping green leaves

 

Young culms usually start off yellow-green, aging to green-grey, green-black or chocolate-brown

 

Hardy to -12ºC (10ºF), or possibly -15ºC (5ºF). Some online sources may state -25ºC but this is currently unproven. 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

 

✽ ❀ ✽ ❀ ✽ ❀ ✽ ❀ ✽

 

© Heartwood - supplying rare and unusual plants and seeds to the curious grower

 GROWING DETAILS

 

Genus: Fargesia

 

Species: gaolinensis

 

Synonym: Borinda gaolinensis

 

English name: Umbrella Bamboo

 

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

 

Eventual height: 8-12 m (25-40 ft)

 

Season of Interest: All seasons

 

Hardiness: Hardy to -12ºC (10ºF), or possibly -15ºC (5ºF) with some protection. 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

 DELIVERY CHARGES

 

FREE UK shipping on orders over £30


UK Mainland

All orders are sent via Royal Mail First Class Signed-for

£4.10 - £4.95 - depending on order size (incl. packaging / handling fee)



Europe

All orders are sent via Royal Mail International Airmail (Tracked & Signed)

£9.95 (incl. packaging / handling fee)



Rest of World

All orders are sent via Royal Mail International Airmail (Tracked & Signed)

£10.95 (including packaging & handling fee)