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Fargesia Rufa - 10l Pot

Fargesia rufa is a small to medium sized, well behaved bamboo which develops into a compact arching specimen, usually between 2.5 - 3m tall. A beautiful and very hardy Fargesia with new culms that have attractive rusty reddish sheaths and a clumping root system. This new introduction is proving to be one of the most hardy and versatile clumping bamboo in the landscape and has become an instant favourite with landscapers and garden designers.

This bamboo is extremely hardy and easy to look after and once planted will provide you with a hassle free statement piece to add an oriental charm to your garden. The new culms leaf out early in the summer, making it an excellent choice where its rapid growth is desired. It’s dense bushy habit makes this an ideal architectural plant and they also look great in containers.

Oriental Charm

Fargesia rufa is an excellent, easy to care for, statement piece. It has wonderful, thin, light-green leaves which contrast nicely against the new culms which have a rusty tint. Originally grown in western China, it has a wonderful oriental charm and would look brilliant as part of a garden that incorporates other influences from East Asia. It can be matched with other plants from that part of the world including Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees and Acer Trees.

Size, Shape and Uses

As Fargesia rufa is a medium size bamboo plant it is brilliant for growing in pots. The slender canes gently arch under the weight of the evergreen leaves and its dense, bushy habit makes it an excellent architectural plant. It is easy to see why it has become such a favourite with garden designers. It is perfect for using as a separator and would also look good used as a small hedge.

  • Comes in a: 10L plastic pot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 0.5 - 0.7m (incl pot)
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Stem Colour: Red & Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2.5 - 3m
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered
  • Light Requirements: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil Requirements: Loam and chalk
  • Moisture: Moist but well-drained
About your plant

Lovingly grown and carefully packaged up, your bamboo plant will arrive in an extra thick cardboard box. This box also includes a clamp to hold the pot in place. You can therefore rest assured that your plant will not move around in transit, arriving in good condition.
How your order will arrive
Planting bamboo is fairly simple but there are a few considerations to bear in mind:

  • If you are planting a spreading bamboo, you should consider taking steps to prevent unwanted running. You can use bamboo control fabrics or plant in a container to make your bamboo more manageable.
  • Bamboo plants need a lot of water, so water them regularly if you are planting them in a container. This is particularly important during the summer months (where they will need 2 - 3 soakings per week if the weather has been dry).
  • They also consume plenty of nutrients to support their impressive growth rate. You should replenish their soil with fertiliser, and use a liquid seaweed or a slow release granular fertiliser once a year for potted bamboo and once every two years for bamboo in the ground.
  • To plant, simply dig a hole that is one and a half times the size of the rootball. Backfill with soil, firm in place and ensure that the top of the rootball sits level with the top of the planting hole. It is best to have a ratio of one quarter multi purpose compost to three quarters soil. Water generously and make sure that your bamboo’s soil does not dry out for a prolonged period during the first couple of months.
Bamboo plants are relatively easy to grow. Their growth and output will likely be excellent providing you follow our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common query topics:

  • Position: Your bamboo plant will flourish in a sheltered, sunny location. Once planted, we advise that you protect your bamboo from wind, particularly when it is a young plant.
  • Soil: Bamboo tolerates most types of soil, but performs best in those that are moist, well-drained, and rich in humus. Bamboo can grow in poor soils, but not in extremely dry or boggy conditions.
More Information
Deciduous Or Evergreen Evergreen
Common Name Umbrella Bamboo
Features Evergreen, Winter Interest Plants
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Species Fargesia rufa
Stem/Bark/Cane Colour Brown, Green
Type Bamboo
Colour Green
Eventual Height 4m-8m
Eventual Spread 1m-2m
Foliage Colour Green
Growth Habit Bushy
Annual Rate Of Growth Fast Growing
Supplied As 10L Pot
Supplied As 9L-14L Pot
Type Ornamental Trees
Latin Name Fargesia
Shop By Category Ornamental Trees