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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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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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