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A handsome weeping clump of Fargesia yunnanensis Umbrella Bamboo with white and green striped culms | Heartwood Seeds UK
Fargesia yunnanensis Borinda yunnanensis Umbrella Bamboo seeds

Fargesia yunnanensis (Borinda yunnanensis) Umbrella Bamboo | 15 Seeds | £3.49

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Fargesia yunnanensis (Syn. Borinda yunnanensis) - Umbrella Bamboo 


A very rare, clumping and non-invasive large bamboo, growing to 5-9 m (16-30 ft) in height within temperate Europe


Native to montane forests between 1700 and 2500 m in southwestern Sichuan and Yunnan, China


Shoots and culms vary through growth from light-green to dark-green with shades of grey-blue


Leaves are long, narrow and weeping


Fully hardy to -20ºC (-4ºF) – keep on the drier side during 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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Genus: Fargesia


Species: yunnanensis


Synonym: Borinda yunnanensis


English name: Umbrella Bamboo


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


Eventual height: 5-9 m (16-30 feet)


Season of Interest: All seasons


Hardiness: Fully-hardy to -20ºC (-4ºF) – keep soil as dry as possible through hard 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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