Umbrella Bamboo | Fargesia murieliae 'Jumbo'
Umbrella Bamboo - 10L Pot - 'Fargesia murielae'
Introduced to cultivation in 1910, it was said at the time by Ernest 'China' Wilson, a famous name in bamboo, to be the most beautiful he had ever seen. Umbrella bamboo is an elegant clump-forming bamboo with with slender arching canes bearing a soft canopy of copious cascading semi-evergreen foliage.
The new shoots are light blue with tan culm sheaths, ageing to a yellowish-green. This plant looks best when planted in an area that gets afternoon shade or dappled sunlight throughout the day. Like all other Fargesias, it does not have running rhizomes and needs no containment to prevent spread. The stems are more widely spaced than usual and have a very upright/arching habit. Plant in any well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter in sun or shade.
- Comes in a: 10L plastic pot
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 70-100cm
- Foliage Colour: Green
- Stem Colour: Green/ Yellow
- Approx. Growth Height: 3m - 4m
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Exposure: Sheltered
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.
Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot
- 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.
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
- 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.
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