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Stunning metallic blue culms and dainty bright green leaves of the Umbrella Bamboo Fargesia papyrifera | Heartwood Seeds UK
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Fargesia papyrifera (Syn. Borinda papyrifera) Umbrella Bamboo | 10 Seeds | £3.49

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Fargesia papyrifera (Syn. Borinda papyrifera) Umbrella Bamboo 

 

A very rare and difficult to get hold of frost-hardy blue bamboo, primarily native to China

 

Younger stems are a stunning and almost metallic-blue colour, with old stems then turning through blue-green, yellows and reds

 

Clumping bamboo (non-invasive)

 

Grows to a height of 4-6 m (13-20 feet), with a typical stem diameter of 3 cm, forming an open clump which is non-invasive

 

Hardy to -10 to -15ºC (5 to 14ºF)

 

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: papyrifera

 

Synonym: Borinda papyrifera

 

English name: Umbrella Bamboo

 

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

 

Eventual height: 4-6 m (13-20 feet)

 

Season of Interest: All seasons

 

Hardiness: Hardy to -10 to -15ºC (5 to 14ºF). 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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