Fargesia Bimbo Dwarf Umbrella Bamboo [Clump-forming]

Fargesia murielae Bimbo is a stunning clump-forming ornamental Dwarf Umbrella Bamboo. Fargesia Bimbo has thin green compacted leaves and short stems/canes that form an ‘umbrella’ effect low on the ground. 

Ideal plant for short hedges, screens, small gardens and confined spaces like pots and containers.

This clump-forming bamboo is hardy to – 20 degrees Celsius, tolerates various soil types are winterhardy. It's an outstanding small bamboo to grow as an indoor and outdoor plant.

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Characteristics Fargesia murielae Bimbo

  • Identification: Fargesia Murielae Bimbo, Muriel’s Bamboo, Umbrella Bamboo
  • Foliage: Thin leaves, evergreen.
  • Stem colour: Dark green stems, reddish colour in sun.
  • Height: 2m at full height, small bamboo
  • Spread: 1.5 – 2m, clump-forming.
  • Use: Small Garden or small contained spaces, front border.
  • Perennial: 10 -20 years.

Bamboo Growth Requirements

  • Site: Sun to part shade and shade.
  • Soil: Well-drained, loam.
  • Moisture: moist, do not overwater.
  • Hardiness: - 20 degrees Celsius, a very hardy bamboo.

Grow Fargesia murielae Bimbo

Fargesia murielae Bimbo, commonly called the Dwarf Umbrella Bamboo, is a dense low-growing bamboo that has dark green leaves and canes.

It is reasonably short at a height of just 2m and spreads the same length.

This non-invasive bamboo prefers well-drained soil and loam. Add mulch when newly planted to preserve soil moisture.

A very hardy bamboo down to – 20 degrees Celsius. 

It is tolerant to sun, part shade and shade. However, the yellowing effect on the canes and greenery of the leaves are prolific in sunny spots. 

So, if you are growing it for architectural or landscaping purposes, choose a location with good sunlight.

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Where to Plant Dwarf Bamboo Bimbo

Fargesia Murielae Bimbo is the smallest growing variety of the Fargesia group, though recently introduced, it is becoming popular.

Many gardeners choose this bamboo for its low-growing, compact umbrella appearance and evergreen foliage. 

It is known as the smallest bamboo in the Fargesia Mureilae group.

Bimbo is ideal for pots and containers, small gardens, or grown as an individual plant. This stunning small bamboo provides the low hedging greenery required for small landscaping projects.

If you are looking for a small bamboo, Bamboo Bimbo is the best option.

Maintain Fargesia murielae Bimbo

Growing bamboo in a non-native climate requires care and protection, especially when they are newly planted. 

Although these bamboo plants are tolerant, there is a number of natural threats. Mitigating these early threats is the best thing to do to protect the new growth.

Here are the common natural threats that are likely to affect the growth of your Fargesia murielae Bimbo:

  • The new leaves, bamboo shoots and rhizomes tips are susceptible to slug attack.
  • Although low-down, the strong winds damage the tender new canes.
  • Frozen soil damages the exposed root hairs and rhizomes.

Protect Fargesia murielae Bimbo

To avoid the natural threats to your Bimbo bamboo plants, do these:

  • Add organic mulch.
  • Apply Slug and Snail Killer around your new bamboo.
  • Tie the canes to poles/stakes to support and encourage upright growth.

Generally, the bamboo plants thrive in well-aerated loam, or sand and loose clay soil but the older plants will require fertiliser and moisture, at least, once in Spring. 

Check to see if they are putting out new shoots, or whether the leaves and soil are in good condition.

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Fargesia murielae Bimbo is an Umbrella Bamboo similar to the other Small Fargesia Bamboo Plants. 

Its best features are the Fargesia  Bimbo

  • low growth,
  • non-invasiveness, 
  • copious amount of leaves and
  • deep-dark green foliage.

A standout bamboo among the small bamboo varieties. Here are Fargesia clump-forming bamboo plants similar to Fargesia Bimbo.

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