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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
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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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Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Sue P.
1 out of 15 but worth it.

Quite difficult to germinate but we now have one large bamboo plant in the garden for 1.85 so it was a success.

Boris D.

It's OK.

Joanna K.
Great plant.growing very fast.!!! Good quality seeds of bamboo. Highly recommended.

Good quality seeds of bamboo

Tony H.
High quality

Fantastic seeds, srarted to germinate within three days, the one in the picture is just over two weeks old.

Madeleine B.
Healthy product

Good quality waiting for them to sprout