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Bamboo Plants for Sale UK

Garden bamboo plants are popular in the United Kingdom (UK) and are the main features of many gardens. 

They have attractive foliage and bring a tropical effect to the garden, evergreen and dense. 

They are a delight to have in the gardens - here are bamboo plants for sale from top UK suppliers.

Bamboo screen Phyllostachys Vivax UK
Phyllostachys vivax Garden Bamboo Plants

Running vs. clump-forming bamboo

The bamboo plants are native to tropical and sub-tropical areas but come cultivars thrive in temperate in the UK.

Bamboo varieties such as red bamboo, black bamboo and yellow bamboo do exceptionally well in British weather.

 Fargesia robusta and Fargesia nitida are among the best umbrella bamboo for screening because they have dense foliage from top to bottom. 

Although some bamboo varieties are invasive, many UK gardeners are finding simple ways to grow and contain bamboo plants.

Buy Bamboo Plants for Screening

clumping bamboo for sale UK
Clumping Bamboo Plants UK

Small bamboo plants, the clump-forming bamboo plants are great pot and container plants.

The prices are reflective of the various sizes of the plants at the time of the article and a subject to change.

Check with your local garden centre and online stores. Here is a list of top UK bamboo suppliers.

Bamboo plants in pots for sale

The ‘Price range’ in the tables above takes the lower-end price from the major online markets like e-Bay and Amazon at the time of this article.

Costs of Bamboos ranges between £20 and £60 or can be even higher. When buying plants, always choose a reputable garden shop because they sell high-quality plants.

Always check the post and package cost as this may not be included in the final cost of the bamboo plant. This may be dumb, but it is the best way to avoid paying more than you should.

The upper price limits are from the leading Garden Centres in the UK. The upper price limits are indicative of the delivery prices. However, the prices do fluctuate, therefore check the actual door price before making a purchase.

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Online bamboo P&P: 

Getting bargain garden bamboo plants from online marketplaces like Amazon and e-Bay can be satisfying.

However, the price of Garden Bamboo Plants from online marketplaces does not include the postage and packing, P&P.

Therefore, it is perhaps important to check out the actual cost price of the plant on sale before buying it.

Home bamboo delivery: 

Many established Garden Centres and online garden shops in the UK factored the cost of delivery into their charges.

Though it may look expensive, the price of bamboo plants on sale is always the home-delivery price.

So whether you are thinking of buying from the major online marketers or at your favourite garden shops, use the Price Range in the tables in this article as a guide. 

Check out GBP Blog's archive and YouTube Videos for tips and tricks to Grow Bamboo Plants in the UK.  It has an updated collection of articles on ALL-YOU-NEED-TO-GROW-BAMBOO plants.

Fargesia Rufa Fountain Bamboo

 Fargesia murielae Rufa is a popular Fountain Bamboo bamboo plant to grow in the UK. It is a fast-growing and non-invasive fountain bamboo.

The upright hardy green culms, small branches and thick evergreen foliage are easy to control. This bamboo is ideal for privacy screening and hedging.

Bamboo Fargesia Rufa is a Clump-forming Bamboo commonly referred to as the Chinese Fountain bamboo or Dragon Head bamboo.

Fargesia rufa UK

Clump-forming bamboo plants for sale

Here is where to buy the clump-forming bamboo plants online 

We listed some top UK Home and Garden bamboo suppliers like Crocus and YouGarden.

Also, check out Amazon bamboo suppliers.

Fargesia murielae Rufa Features

  • Identification: Bamboo Rufa, Chinese Fountain Bamboo, Dragon Head Bamboo.
  • Site: Sun, partial shade, or shade
  • Soil: Moist but well-drained fertile soil.
  • Uses: Privacy screening, hedging, pots, containers, or an individual planting
  • Temperature hardiness: - 24 degrees Celcius
  • Height: 2 – 3m
  • Spread: 1.5 - 2m
  • Foliage colour: Dense green, prune to get compact foliage.
  • Grow and care: Fast-growing bamboo, non-invasive and undemanding.

Maintain Fargesia Rufa [Fountain Bamboo]

You can propagate this bamboo in two ways, either by separation of the clumps or by rhizome cuttings.

Either way, it is important to propagate the new cuttings in a propagation medium (preferably in Spring) before replanting the following season.

This bamboo is a tough, hardy and evergreen clump-forming bamboo. It is non-invasive and demands less attention.

To ensure that the bamboo stays healthy, check the leaves and soil, and add mulch where necessary. If you prune this bamboo, it will form neat and compact foliage.

Put the leaves under bamboo because they contain organic traces of silica which is rich in potassium. Add mulch in early Spring and fertiliser, if necessary.

Is it an indoor or outdoor plant?

Fargesia murielae 'Rufa' does well both outdoors and indoors. 

The bamboo can grow to a height of 4m and spread over a diameter of 2.5 – 3m. The perfect height and spread of 2 - 3 metres make it a great plant for privacy screens and hedges.

The clump-forming bamboo is very adaptable, ideal for large pots, planters and containers. It can grow in the sun, part shade and shade.

5 Interesting facts

In addition to the unique features and qualities outlined in this article, we found these 5 facts to be interesting.

Do you know? This bamboo is

  • native to China.
  • a clump-forming bamboo.
  • the main food source for the Giant Pandas.
  • commonly called Dragon Head Bamboo or Chinese Fountain Bamboo.
  • the recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merits (AGM) for its finest qualities and noted as one of the best winterhardy plants.

Bamboo grow & care guide

We gave an in-depth insight into the running and clump-forming bamboos. The articles are packed with informational tips and step-by-step guides for bamboo growers. Here are the links!

If you find this article helpful, leave a comment and let us know what you think. And finally, we would appreciate it if you could follow us on our YouTube Channel - Amazing Bamboo Plants.

Fargesia nitida Black Pearl [Fountain Bamboo]

 Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl' is a spectacular fountain bamboo with purply black culms and overarching green foliage. It is a clump-forming bamboo.

It grows well in shade and part shade, an ideal bamboo for north-facing gardens and balconies.

Buy black bamboos at Crocus.co.uk

Fargesia nitida Black Pearl Bamboo UK

Features

  • Identity: Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl', Black Pearl Bamboo, Fountain Bamboo.
  • Culm: Coloured, green to purple and black.
  • Leaves: Evergreen, fountain foliage.
  • Mature Height: 3 – 4 metres.
  • Spread: Grow out of the base clump 2 – 3 m, not invasive.
  • Hardiness: – 25 degrees Celsius.
  • Uses: Grows in pots and containers, prefers shade and part-shade.
  • Care: add manure or good organic compost, avoid planting in windy sites.

Clump-forming bamboo plants for sale

Here is where to buy the clump-forming bamboo plants online 

We listed some top UK Home and Garden bamboo suppliers like Crocus and YouGarden.

Also, check out Amazon bamboo suppliers.

Grow black pearl bamboo

The fountain bamboos are from the group Fargesia nitida. 

They are an adorable group because they have various colours that contrast beautifully with the natural garden colour, green.

The spectacular black pearl matches the light green undergrowth and lighter colours of the built environment.

So, grow this beautiful black bamboo in the backdrop of lighter colours.

Here are 3 tips for choosing a better site for growing Fargesia nitida Black Pearl: 

  • Take a look at the stripy colours of the vegetation (or built environment).
  • Match the colours to the colour dark culms and green leaves of  Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'.
  • Then, plant the bamboo and pay attention to it in the first summer as it establishes itself.
Fargesia nitida Black Pearl Fountain Bamboo grows well in shade and part shade - thrives as an undercover plant, great for landscaping. 

Guide for growing Fargsia nitida bamboo

The four articles are packed with information, tips and step-by-step guides for growing bamboo in the UK.

If you want to know how to propagate bamboo plants from seeds or culm and rhizome cuttings or grow bamboo in pots and gardens, you'll find the info useful. Here are the links!

You can find additional insights into bamboo growth requirements & care on our YouTube channel – Amazing Bamboo Plants.

Fargesia nitida Winter Joy [Shade-loving Bamboo Plants]

 Fargesia nitida 'Winter Joy’ is a hybrid plant known by its full name as Fargesia marielae nitida 'Winter Joy’. 

It is a stunning new plant that has all the ‘goodies’ from the Fargesia nitida and marielae bamboo plants.

Bamboo ‘Winter Joy' is very decorative due to its dark green steams with red undertones.

In the winter, the light green, small leaves stay on the plant and they are visually appealing even in the winter.

Fargesia nitida Winter Joy
 

Best qualities of Winter Joy

A beautiful purple sheath and greyish-purply pink tall and upright stems, evergreen dense foliage and non-invasive. Great shade plant.

This clump-forming bamboo has upright culms with beautiful shades of green and grey. Its leaves are evergreen all year round. It can reach 3 – 4m in height and forms clusters 2 – 3m across.

Like most Fargesia marielae nitida, the Bamboo Winter Joy grows well in large pots and containers.

Tolerant to seasonal changes, but prefers a shade to part-shade area; and nutrient-rich soil with good drainage. 

Clump-forming bamboo plants for sale

Here is where to buy the clump-forming bamboo plants online 

We listed some top UK Home and Garden bamboo suppliers like Crocus and YouGarden.

Also, check out Amazon bamboo suppliers. 

Fargesia nitida Winter Joy features

  • Name: Fargesia nitida 'Winter Joy’, Chinease Fountain Bamboo.
  • Culm: Upright, green and grey, purply pink sheath.
  • Leaves: Evergreen, fountain-forming foliage.
  • Mature Height: 3 – 4 metres.
  • Spread: Grow out of the base clump 2 – 3 m, does not spread.
  • Winterhardiness: - 25 degrees Celsius.
  • Uses: Grow in pots and containers, grows well in shade and part-shade.
  • Care: Add manure or good organic compost, and avoid planting in windy sites.
  • Site: Shade to part shade

Bamboo plants similar to Winter Joy

Some bamboo with similar features are Fargesia rufa, Fargesia nitida gansu and Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl. Check this list for all the Fargesias.

We also featured 7 common types of the Nitida group.  A spectacular group of non-invasive bamboo plants, they will not send their roots and shoots away from the parent plant.

The clumps form a dense upright wall to support the ‘fountain’ foliage.

Fargesia nitida is among the stunning Fargesia bamboos in the UK, owing their names to the appearances of the evergreen fountain-like foliage and coloured stems.

Make an exotic bamboo garden

Here are some articles packed with tips and step-by-step guides for bamboo growers.

Exotic Bamboo Garden Ideas (VIDEO)

If you find this article helpful, leave a comment and let us know what you think. 

And finally, we would appreciate it if you could follow us on our YouTube Channel – Amazing Bamboo Plants.

Fargesia Nitida Bamboo Viking [Clump-forming Bamboo]

 Fargesia nitida Viking is a hybrid bamboo, a cross between Fargesia nitida and murielae. 

This elegant hybrid clump-forming bamboo is non-invasive, it does not need a barrier because of its tight clump-forming nature.

Fargesia nitida Viking hybrid Fargesia nitida and murielae.

Best qualities of Fargesia nitida 'Viking’

Perfect for small gardens and pots or containers or grown as a single plant. It prefers partially shaded sites with higher humidity.

Like other Fargesia bamboos, the bamboo 'Viking' will thrive in nutrient-rich soil and where there is good moisture.

The foliage and edges can be pruned to give a compacted evergreen hedge, stunning purple to green stems and non-invasive

Clump-forming bamboo plants for sale

Here is where to buy the clump-forming bamboo plants online.

We listed some top UK Home and Garden bamboo suppliers like Crocus and YouGarden.

Also, check out Amazon bamboo suppliers.

Growth features

  • Name: Fargesia nitida 'Viking'.
  • Culms: purple to green canes.
  • Leaves: slender, dark green, evergreen.
  • Max. Height: 2-4 metres.
  • Spread: Grow out of the base clump, non-invasive.
  • Winterhardiness: - 25 degrees Celsius.
  • Uses: Versatile plant- screens, hedges, ornamental, pot, etc.
  • Site: Part-shade – south-facing, sunny, good moisture.

Benefits of Growing Fargesia Nitida Bamboo

The Chinese Fountain Bamboo plants are great for part-shade and sunny areas.

This exotic Chinese bamboo is also good for screening, creating an evergreen backdrop or growing along an elevated site, but preferably in part-shaded areas.

Create an exotic bamboo garden 

Here are some articles packed with tips and step-by-step guides for bamboo growers.

If you find this article helpful, leave a comment and let us know what you think. 

And finally, we would appreciate it if you could follow us on our YouTube Channel – Amazing Bamboo Plants.

Red Chinese Fountain bamboo [Fargesia nitida 'Volcano’]

 Fargesia nitida ‘Volcano’, the Red Chinese Fountain bamboo, is a stunning, non-invasive bamboo, its other names are Chinese Fountain Bamboo 'Volcano', Red Fountain Bamboo or Spherical Garden bamboo.

It has a beautiful reddish black stem and brown sheath which forms a beautiful contrast between the dense green leaves.

Red Chinese Fountain bamboo [Fargesia nitida 'Volcano’]


Best qualities of Red Chinese Fountain bamboo [Fargesia nitida 'Volcano’]

The 'Volcano' can grow to a height of 2 metres, and its clumped base can reach 1.5 to 3 metres wide.

A good choice for pots and containers or can be planted directly into the ground as a screen or hedge.

This clump-forming bamboo is non-invasive and prefers moist soil and full sun or partial shade. Avoid growing the Volcano Bamboo in waterlogged sites and strong winds.

 The foliage and edges can be pruned to give a compacted evergreen hedge, beautiful red black stems and non-invasive.

Clump-forming bamboo plants for sale

Here is where to buy the clump-forming bamboo plants online 

We listed some top UK Home and Garden bamboo suppliers like Crocus and YouGarden.

Also, check out Amazon bamboo suppliers.

Fargesia ‘Volcanoe’ Fountain Bamboo features

  • Identification: Fargesia nitida ‘Volcano’, Chinese Fountain Bamboo, Red Fountain Bamboo, Spherical Garden bamboo.
  • Culms: purply-reddish and black stems, brown sheath.
  • Leaves: slender, evergreen dense foliage.
  • Mature Height: 1.5 - 2 metres.
  • Spread: 1 metre, non-invasive.
  • Winterhardiness: - 25 degrees Celsius.
  • Uses: standalone plant, pots and containers, screen, roof terrace.
  • Site: Part shade to shade

Some bamboo plants with similar features are Fargesia rufa, Fargesia nitida Gansu and Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'. Check this list for all the Fargesias.

Types of Fargesia Chinese Fountain Bamboos

We featured 7 common types of the Nitida group. A spectacular non-invasive bamboo plant, it will not send its shoots away from the parent plant.

The clumps form a dense upright wall to support the ‘fountain’ foliage.

Fargesia nitida is among the stunning Fargesia bamboos in the UK, owing their names to the appearances of the evergreen fountain-like foliage and coloured stems.

Benefits of Growing Chinese Fountain Bamboo

The Chinese Fountain Bamboo plants are great for shaded areas. If you have a North-facing garden this group of bamboos will thrive in it. 

This exotic Chinese bamboo is also good for screening, creating an evergreen backdrop or growing along an elevated site, but preferably in the shade. 

Create an exotic bamboo garden 

Here are some articles packed with tips and step-by-step guides for bamboo growers.

If you find this article helpful, leave a comment and let us know what you think. 

And finally, we would appreciate it if you could follow us on our YouTube Channel – Amazing Bamboo Plants.

Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’ [Chinese Fountain Bamboo]

Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’, the Chinese Fountain Bamboo, has beautiful slender evergreen foliage. It has tight upright stems that go from green to deep dark purple when matured and arched at the tops. 

In the dry season, water well or apply mulch and organic composts.

Qualities of Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’: Deep dark green leaves and tall slender clums, prefers shade, ideal for large pots and containers.

Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’

Clump-forming bamboo plants for sale

Here is where to buy the clump-forming bamboo plants onlineWe listed some top UK Home and Garden bamboo suppliers like Crocus and YouGarden.

Also, check out Amazon bamboo suppliers.

Bamboo Fargesia ‘Pillar’ features

  • Name/s: Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’, Chinese Fountain Bamboo.
  • Culms: upright, green turning deep purple almost black.
  • Leaves: slender, evergreen dense foliage.
  • Max. Height: 2 - 3 metres.
  • Max. Spread: 1 - 2 metres, non-invasive, clump-forming.
  • Winterhardiness: - 20 to - 25 degrees Celsius.
  • Uses: single plant, pots and containers, shade plants
  • Care: tolerant of shade, water well in the dry season, requires good soils and moisture.
Some bamboo with similar features are Fargesia rufa, Fargesia nitida gansu and Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl. Check this list for all the Fargesias.

How to grow fountain bamboo?

The Chinese Fountain Bamboo, Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’, can grow 3 metres high and is extremely winterhardy –20 degrees Celsius.

It is bamboo is highly tolerant of shade, making it the best plant for containers and pots, undergrowth and small gardens.

It does not like compacted chalky soil and dry areas.

Use this clump-forming bamboo for screening shady spots. It also grows well in large pots and containers.

Types of Fargesia Nitida Bamboo plants

We featured 7 common types of the Nitida group. A spectacular non-invasive bamboo plant, it will not send its shoots away from the parent plant.

The clumps form a dense upright wall to support the ‘fountain’ foliage.

Fargesia nitida fountain bamboo plant is among the stunning Fargesia bamboos in the UK, owing their names to the appearances of the evergreen fountain-like foliage and coloured stems.

Create an exotic bamboo garden 

Here are some articles packed with tips and step-by-step guides for bamboo growers.

If you find this article helpful, leave a comment and let us know what you think. 

And finally, we would appreciate it if you could follow us on our YouTube Channel – Amazing Bamboo Plants.

Black Bamboo Flowering in the UK [Phyllostachys Nigra]

Black bamboo plants are flowering in the UK. These images I took at the Kew Bamboo Garden show the cultivar Phyllostachys nigra 'Megurochiku'  Black Bamboo flowering.

This is a phenomenon that happens once in 40 - 60 years, but for a short time.
It is an interesting time for bamboo growers in the UK. The flowering black bamboo will die. 

Images of Black Bamboo Flowering in the UK


Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) flower & dies

The black bamboo flowers every 40 to 60 years, Every black bamboo plant in the UK will flower at the same time.

After flowering, that generation of black bamboo plants will die completely.

The seeds can be collected and planted to start a new stand of bamboo growth.

Also, cuttings from the rhizomes can be used to grow a new generation of plants.

Cultivars of Black Bamboo

More than 10 cultivars of black bamboo plants grow in the UK. This article has the details of the common cultivars that you should know.

On a recent visit to Kew Bamboo Garden, I noted that some black bamboo cultivars have not flowered except for the Phyllostachys nigra 'Megurochiku'.

Black Bamboo Flowers in UK
Phyllostachys nigra 'Megurochiku'

Can you grow Black Bamboo Plants?

You may propagate the seeds and cuttings in preparation for next year, but refrain from re-potting and transplanting matured bamboo plants until next spring.

This is a phenomenon that happens once in 40 - 60 years, but for a short time. So hold on until the flowering season has passed.

Having said that, some black bamboo cultivars have not been seen to be flowering this year, which includes Phyllostachys nigra, Phyllostachys nigra f. henonis and  Phyllostachys nigra ‘Boryana’.

Yet, it would be a good idea to hold off until next spring before growing them.

Fargesia Nitida 'Jiuzhaigou' Fountain Bamboo [Red Panda Fargesia Bamboo]

 Fargesia Nitida 'Jiuzhaigou' (commonly known as the Red Panda Fargesia Bamboo) is a clump-forming dwarf bamboo.

The stems of this bamboo emerge green, turn deep red and mature to yellowish-orange. It is known that the change in colours is a response to the amount of light the stems receive.

Unlike the other Fargesias,  Fargesia Nitida 'Jiuzhaigou' requires a good amount of sunlight. 

The clump-forming bamboo thrives in moist well-drained soils. 

When planted in large pots and containers, the soil must be kept moist and nutrient-rich.

Fargesia Nitida 'Jiuzhaigou'

Bamboo Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou' features

Fargesia nitida 'Jiuzhaigou’ is a hardy bamboo, it grows to an average height of 3 metres and spread 2 metres in clump formation.

  • Identification: Fargesia nitida 'Jiuzhaigou', clump-forming bamboo, dwarf bamboo, Red Panda’ Fargesia.
  • Culms: emerge green, turn red and age to orange.
  • Leaves: dense evergreen foliage.
  • Max Height: 2 - 4 metres.
  • Spread: 1 - 2 metres, non-invasive, clump forming.
  • Winterhardiness: -15 to -20 degrees Celsius.
  • Uses: Ideal for pots and containers, or sites where there is direct sunlight.
  • Care: prefers direct sunlight, and requires good soil and moisture.

Clump-forming bamboo plants for sale

Here is where to buy the clump-forming bamboo plants onlineWe listed some top UK Home and Garden bamboo suppliers like Crocus and YouGarden.

Also, check out Amazon bamboo suppliers.

Best qualities of Fargesia nitida 'Jiuzhaigou’

Spectacular change in the colour of the culms/stems from emerging green to deep red and aged to yellowish orange.

Grow in south facing gardens as it needs sunlight for the best result.

7 Types of Fargesia Nitida Fountain Bamboos

We featured 7 common types of the Nitida group. A spectacular non-invasive bamboo plant, it will not send its shoots away from the parent plant.

The clumps form a dense upright wall to support the ‘fountain’ foliage.

Fargesia nitida is among the stunning Fargesia bamboos in the UK, owing their names to the appearances of the evergreen fountain-like foliage and coloured stems.

Here are four articles packed with informational guides for bamboo growers. 

Click on the links to read about how to propagate bamboo plants.

Fargesia Robusta Campbell [Clump-forming Bamboo]

Fargesia Robusta Campbell is non-invasive. A popular bamboo due to its clump-forming nature and stunning appearance.

Enclosed on the light brown sheaths are the bright green culms (stems), turning olive-green as they mature.

Fargesia Robusta Campbell is a fantastic bamboo in the Fargesia Robusta Umbrella Bamboo group.

Clumping Bamboo Plants for Sale

We’ve compiled a list of reputable Garden retailers in the UK where you can buy the right bamboo at the right price. 

Find out where to buy clumping bamboo plants from the UK Home & Garden retailers online.

Bamboo plants for sale: Crocus and YouGarden


 

Characteristics of Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'

  • IdentificationFargesia Robusta Campbell, Umbrella Bamboo ‘Campbell’
  • Culms: Slender tall and deep green culms.
  • Leaves: Dark green foliage.
  • Mature Height: tall bamboo, 5 – 7m.
  • Spread: 2.5 – 3m.
  • Hardiness: - 20 degrees Celsius.
  • Site: Sun or part-shade.
  • Care: Low maintenance bamboo plant, prefers sunny sites.

Fargesia Robusta Campbell is the fastest growing bamboo in the Fargesia murielae and Fargesia Nitida group, hence the name robust or robusta. 

Its stem is strikingly slender and tall, new growths form tight clusters, ideal for tall hedges and natural privacy screens.

Fargesia Robusta ‘Campbell’ Bamboo

Umbrella Bamboo ‘Campbell’ is well known as the Fargesia murielae robusta ‘Campbell'. This clump-forming bamboo has evergreen dark green foliage. Its stems are light green, long and slender.

Robusta Campbell is a fast-growing Fargesia bamboo that can reach a full height of approximately 5m during a year’s growth and remain evergreen for more than 5 years.

Campbell Bamboo’s new shoots are dark red. As they grow, the striking colour contrast between the light brown sheath and the light green stem and dark green leaves is stunning, observable between Spring and early Summer.

The elegant Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' is ideal for tall hedges and privacy screens. It is containable in pots and containers. It prefers a nice sunny spot, with good soil and moisture to grow well.

Robusta ‘Campbell’ Bamboo Care

Though Fargesia 'Campbell' Bamboo is a low-maintenance plant, the new plant may require water and mulch to establish its roots and shoots.

It may need tidying up in Spring by cutting the old culms. 

If you wish to re-grow the bamboo, separate the stems from the base culms or re-grow using the culm cuttings.

Fargesia Murielae Bamboo Info

There are currently as many as 86 Fergasia bamboo species, hybrids and natural bamboos, known to growers.


Fargesia robusta Campbell Germany
Image credit: Sylwia Hennek @OazaPalmy/Twitter

Each bamboo species is unique and prefers certain growing conditions. For example, the 12 common types of Fergasea Nitida listed below, come in all sorts of sizes, colours and heights.

There is a Fergasia bamboo plant that is fit for every garden.

Here is a list of some Fargesias that are common in the UK. You can get information about these Fargesias here at Garden Bamboo Plants (GBP).

  • 1. Fargesia murielae Angustissima
  • 2. Fargesia murielae Asian Wonder
  • 3. Fargesia murielae Blue Lizard
  • 4. Fargesia murielae Ivory Ibis
  • 5. Fargesia murielae Jumbo
  • 6. Fargesia murielae Lava
  • 7. Fargesia murielae Luca
  • 8. Fargesia murielae Nitida
  • 9. Fargesia murielae Maasai
  • 10. Fargesia murielae Red Zebra
  • 11. Fargesia murielae Simba
  • 12. Fargesia murielae Scabrida

To know the features and qualities of the popular bamboo plants, check out the  Fargesia Nitida Collection and Fargesia murielae Collection on Garden Bamboo Plants. 

Green Bamboo Phyllostachys Bissetii For Sale

Green Bamboo Phyllostachys Bissetii was given the RHS Award of Garden Merit for its outstanding features.

It has deep green foliage and thick clusters of culms, grows very fast, provides a deep dark green luscious green cover, and adds tranquillity and greenery to the garden.

A great shade plant.

Bamboo Plants for Sale

We’ve compiled a list of reputable Garden retailers in the UK where you can buy the right bamboo at the right price. 

Find out where to buy the bamboo plants from the UK Home & Garden retailers online.

Bamboo plants for sale: Crocus and YouGarden

Green-bamboo-Phyllostashys-bisettii
Green Bamboo (Phyllostachys bisettii)

Features of Phyllostachys bissetii

  • Identification: Green bamboo, David Bisset’s Bamboo, running bamboo.
  • Site: Grow in full sun to partial & full shade.
  • Soil: Green bamboo prefers moist but well-drained fertile soil.
  • Uses: Screening and hedging, can be grown in large pots and containers or as an individual plants.
  • Winter hardiness: - 15 - 20 degrees Celsius.
  • Height: Fast-growing plant, 6 – 9m.
  • Spread: 2 – 3m at the base.
  • Foliage colour: Evergreen dark dense foliage all year round.

Green Bamboo (Phyllostachys bisettii) Vs. Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea)

These two running bamboo plants are similar in appearance from afar. They both have evergreen foliage, winter hardy and spread. 

But they have different features. The green bamboo has shiny dark green stems, whereas the Golden Bamboo P. Aurea stems turn from green to golden yellow. 

The former is taller than the latter.

Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea)
 Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea)

Fast-growing Green Bamboo Phyllostachys Bissetii

Green Bamboo Phyllostachys bissetii is a running hardy green bamboo. It is a fast-growing bamboo reaching up to 5 metres and spread 3 metres.

The Green bamboo grows well in sunny spots as well as in the shade. The culms are dark green when grown in shade. 

It has tall evergreen culms, long spreading branches and slender leaves.

This green bamboo is ideal for tall hedges and screens. It can also be contained in large pots and containers or used as natural privacy screen blocks.

Propagate Green Bamboo Phyllostachys bissetii

There are two common ways to propagate Bamboo Bissetii, either by separation or by rhizome and culm cuttings

At GBP, we tried different ways to propagate the bamboo over the years and know that it requires a lot of effort to start. But, it is often pleasing to see the shoots germinating.

Bamboo seeds are often hard to buy near you because they do not flower regularly. The best way to propagate green bamboo is by separation.

Grow Green bamboo Phyllostachys bissetii

If you are growing your bamboo from the cuttings or purchasing them from the shop, there are certain factors to consider.

The green bamboo Bisetti thrives in well-drained soil with plenty of moisture. It can also grow in clay and chalk, but it does not like compacted soil.

Prepare the soil well before potting or plating the new bamboo in the garden.

Green Bamboo Bissetii Care

Winter's freeze and strong winds can affect the foliage, but not the culms. The leaves will turn brown and fall off but expect re-leafing on old growth.

Although is a low-maintenance plant, it will require care when propagating the cuttings.

The new growth will succumb to slug and bug attacks.

If you are propagating bamboo plants from rhizomes or culms cuttings, the best thing to do is to protect the new growths by adding the Slug Killer as soon as the new shoots appear.

Green Bamboo Screen Shade

The green colour of the bamboo ranges from deep dark green to light green depending on the sun it is receiving. 

In sunny areas, the leaves and culm are light green compared to those growing in the shade.

Although the Green bamboo plant is winter hardy to – 20 degrees Celsius, the leaves will turn brown and die in frost and frozen soil. 

If they show signs of distress, remove the damaged leaves and culms early in Spring for the new growth.

The thick culms of this running bamboo grow in dense clusters and provide a strong windbreak. The luscious green leaves are beautiful all year round.

Phyllostachys Aurea Golden Bamboo [Fishpole Bamboo]

Phyllostachys aurea Fishpole Golden Bamboo is an all-rounder, slim running bamboo, that grows well in shade, part shade and sun, with spectacular evergreen slender leaves and light green stems that mature to golden yellow.

This is one of the best bamboo plants to grow for garden bamboo sticks because of its thick and slender tall stems.

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The RHS has recognised Phyllostachys aurea for its outstanding garden features.

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  • Identification: Phyllostachys aurea, Fishpole Bamboo, Golden Bamboo.
  • Site: Tolerant bamboo, grows in full sun to partial shade and shade.
  • Soil: Prefers moist and well-drained loose soil (sand and loam), doesn’t like compacted soil.
  • Uses: Excellent for hedging, screening, windbreak, or pots and containers.
  • Winter hardiness: Hardy to - 20 degrees Celsius.
  • Height: Fast-growing plant, 2 – 4m.
  • Spread: Running bamboo, allow space to spread or contain in large pots.
  • Foliage: Light green to yellow foliage all year round.
  • Stem: Slender bright green matures to golden yellow in full sun.
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Uses Phyllostachys aurea Fishpole Bamboo

Although the fishpole bamboo is tolerant to shade, it grows well in part shade and sun. 

Sufficient sunlight will result in a significant transformation in the colour of the culms (stems) and foliage from green to golden yellow. 

This running bamboo behaves more like the clump-forming bamboo in the UK where it is cooler. Here are two other running bamboo plants that act like clumpers.

However, the rhizomes are invasive where the soil is loose and rich in moisture and nutrients, so grow it where there is enough space for them to grow.

The Phyllostachys aurea is an ideal bamboo for hedging, privacy screening and windbreak in the garden. It is also an excellent bamboo plant for medium to large pots and containers.

Notably, it does not like soggy soil and it definitely does not like compacted soil. It prefers well-drained loamy soil, loose and rich in moisture.

Propagate  Phyllostachys aurea

Bamboo growers are propagating Phyllostachys aurea from seeds and rhizome cuttings, and base separation.

However, bamboo seeds are often hard to buy near you because they do not flower regularly.

The 2 best ways to propagate Phyllostachys aurea

  • is by base separation and
  • from rhizome and culm cuttings.

This video shows the work we did at Garden Bamboo Plants UK.

Phyllostachys aurea Grow and Care Tips

The new growth will require care and attention. 

Slugs adore the tender new growths, they can wipe off the fresh leaves in one visit if left unprotected.

If you are propagating bamboo plants either from the rhizome or culm cuttings or planting a recent purchase, protect the new growths by adding Slug and Snail Killer. 

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Perhaps it is important to note that despite its clump-forming nature, the Phyllostachys aurea is a running bamboo.

The bamboo's horizontal rhizomes can spread to an average of 4m if left unchecked. It is best to give it space to grow.

Alternatively surround the roots with root barriers to restrict the rhizomes from spreading.

Better to grow Phyllostachys aurea where there is enough space, away from strong wind. 

It can also be grown in large pots and containers to contain its spreading.

Facts about Phyllostachys aurea

The matured Fishpole Golden bamboo will thrive in well-drained loamy soil with high moisture and nutrient contents.

Like most bamboo plants in the UK, they do not like compacted dry soils such as new building sites or roads and pathways.

In addition, the matured bamboos thrive on what is available in the soil, they will occasionally need feed and water. 

A regular check is recommended if you are growing them in containers.

The browning of the culms or yellowing of the leaves are signs of the plant in distress. Here is an article on how to revive your bamboo plants where they show signs of distress.

Check the soil by inspection or digging to 10 cm depth to find out if the soil is too dry. Add, mulch fertiliser or any plant feed if necessary.

If your Phyllostachys aurea plant outgrows the container and shows distressing signs, it is calling for you to separate the plants and re-pot them.

Also, prune the old culms ideally in early Spring for the new growth to take over.

We invite you to check out our YouTube Channel – Amazing Bamboo Plants.

Golden Yellow Cane Bamboo [Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis]

Golden Yellow Cane Bamboo [Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis] is a tall and thick running bamboo, best for tall hedges and screens. 

The golden stems have spectacular bright green stripes running vertically along the internode. This stunning bamboo is an all-rounder, you can grow it as a standalone plant,  garden centrepiece or tall screen. 

Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis is an RHS Merit Award-winning bamboo, that grows well in a mild temperate climate.

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Golden Yellow Cane Bamboo 

Common Features

  • Identification: Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis, Golden Chinese Timber Bamboo, Golden Yellow Cane Bamboo.
  • Site: Grows well in full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil: Well-drained loam soil, moist.
  • Uses: Excellent for hedging, screening or large pots and containers. Do not do well in windy sites.
  • Winterhardiness: Hardy to – 15 degrees Celsius.
  • Height: a tall bamboo 10 - 12m.
  • Spread: running bamboo (behaves like clumping bamboo in a temperate climate), 4 – 6m
  • Foliage: Evergreen tall foliage
  • Cane colour: spectacular green stripes, yellow, bright to matured dark orangey yellow.

Golden Yellow Cane Bamboo Tall Screen

Golden Yellow Cane Bamboo is an ideal bamboo plant for a tall hedge or natural privacy screen. The tall dense growth and golden yellow bamboo cluster are prominent outdoors.

This large tall bamboo (Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis) is a recipient of the prestigious RHS Merit Awards, one of the award-winning Phyllostachys bamboo plants.

The others include

  • 1. Phyllostachys aurea,
  • 2. Phyllostachys Aureaculata bissettii, and
  • 3. Phyllostachys nigra.

Propagate Golden Yellow Cane Bamboo [Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis]

Although the Golden Yellow Cane Bamboo is a low-maintenance plant, the new growth will require care and attention. 

Slugs can wipe off the fresh leaves in one visit if left unprotected.

If you are propagating bamboo plants either from the rhizome or cane cuttings or planting a recent purchase, protect the new growths by adding Slug and Snail Killer.

Care

The Golden Yellow Cane Bamboo can spread to an average of 6 metres (or more) during a humid Spring or hot Summer. 

This running bamboo needs space to grow. Always grow this bamboo in barriers to stop spreading.

The new rhizomes and canes can reach their full spread and height, respectively, during a warm Spring or hot Summer.

Although Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis varieties are undemanding, a fully grown bamboo will require attention because it's invasive.

The plants thrive in the cooler temperate climate where there is well-drained loamy soil high in moisture and nutrient contents. Like most bamboo plants in the UK, they do not grow well in compacted soil.

Maintain tall bamboo plants

This tall bamboo with dense evergreen foliage is susceptible to heavy snowfall and strong wind. To protect from falling, use strong ropes to tie them back.

You can contain the Golden Chinese Timer Bamboo in large pots and containers. 

This impressive bamboo may not grow to its full height in contained spaces, but planted in nutrient-rich soil with good moisture, it will surely exhibit its best features.

Here is a video to show you how to provide support for tall bamboo.


Phyllostachys edulis Moso Bamboo [Tall Bamboo Plant]

 Phyllostachys edulis Moso Bamboo is also referred to as Phyllostachys pubescens or Tortoise-shell bamboo. Moso bamboo is a very tall running bamboo.

Moso bamboo is a running bamboo which means it can spread quickly.

It can grow to 10 metres in European weather. A stunning large bamboo plant, ideal for a walkthrough, large garden and woodland forest.

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The giant timber bamboo plants are hard to find in pots online. Some UK suppliers may sell them on request or source them for you. 

Here is where to buy Giant Timber bamboo plants onlineWe listed some top UK Home and Garden bamboo suppliers like Crocus and YouGarden.

Also, check out Amazon bamboo suppliers.

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Edulis Moso Bamboo features

  • Identification: Phyllostachys edulis, Moso Bamboo, Tortoise-shell Bamboo.
  • Site: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil: sand and clay or loam soil.
  • Uses: Walkthrough, large garden, woodland forest.
  • Temperature hardiness: - 20°C.
  • Height: Very tall bamboo, 8 - 10m.
  • Spread: Large running bamboo.
  • Foliage: Evergreen Bamboo.
  • Culm colour: Silver grey to light green, matures to yellow.

Grow Chinese Moso Bamboo

The Edulis Chinese Moso Bamboo is one of the largest Phyllostachys bamboo plants. It grows well in temperate to sub-tropical regions where the average temperature is 10 degrees Celsius.

This running bamboo is recorded to have grown over 3 metres in a day. It is among the fast-growing bamboo.

An amazing bamboo, it can reach its full height in the first 3 -5 years and remain evergreen for more than 10 years.

The Edulis Moso Bamboo brings the semi-tropical feeling to large gardens and open woodland spaces. 

It is a stunning bamboo that stands out wherever it is planted and does well as an individual plant.

The best to plant it out in the garden is early Spring as the new tips and leaves are growing.

Moso Bamboo Care

Although the Moso Bamboo is hardy to -20 degrees Celsius, it is susceptible to very cold weather, frozen soil, heavy snow, and particularly, strong wind.

The leaves will turn brown and fall off the stems if the weather gets below the UK Zone 7 temperature range.

In addition, the tall frames of this bamboo will struggle to support its height and weight if it grows in areas where there are strong winds. Therefore, carefully select a site away from the direct wind.

(Check out the Japanese Timber Bamboo 'Midake', a Bamboo that shares the same features as Moso Bamboo).

The matured Edulis Moso Bamboo plants are undemanding, they’ll thrive in clay, sand, or loamy soil once the roots and rhizomes are established in the soil.

However, it is important to monitor the growth of this large bamboo. It can get messy if left unchecked. Apply mulch early in Spring to promote new growths.

Alternatively, adding mulch in Autumn may be required to protect the top layer from frost and cold if you expect a cooler Winter.

Propagate Chinese Moso Bamboo Seeds, Base-culms  and Cuttings

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You can propagate the tall Chinese Moso Bamboos in three ways: by calm-base separation, seeds propagation or rhizome and culms cuttings.

The Moso Bamboo will demand your attention because it is a large bamboo.

Seeds are hard to find in the UK. So, check at your local nurseries, garden centres or online marketplaces that may have the seeds. 

To give the bamboo seeds the best chance to grow, plant them in a propagating medium before transplanting them into holding pots and to the soil where they’ll grow.

If you take out a mature plant with the root hairs and rhizomes intact, you can put it straight into the ground where it’ll grow.

Large Bamboo Plants to grow in the UK

In the UK, this ginormous bamboo is known to grow at a rate of 20 cm a day and reach an average height of  10 metres. 

The new shoots can extend 5 to 8 metres before putting out branches and leaves. The Moso Bamboo are amazing Phyllostachys.

Specimen of this bamboo can be seen in the beautiful Kew Gardens London or the Trebeh Gardens Cornwall.

Check out the popular bamboo plants in the UK, including the Phyllostachys group of bamboo.

Fargesia Murieliae Simba Clump-forming Bamboo Plant

 Fargesia Murieliae Simba is a small Fargesia bamboo, best for small gardens and contained spaces. 

It is an undemanding small bamboo with dense foliage that loves shade and forms an arching stem with stout branches and broad leaves.

This clump-forming small bamboo stands at only 2m at full height and spreads up to 3m, is non-invasive, and thrives in the UK and temperate Europe.

Fargesia Clump-forming bamboo for sale

Umbrella Bamboo Fargesia Simba is an ideal choice for low-growing hedges or screens, as undergrowth in small gardens, in pots and containers, or on a roof terrace.

To buy Fargesia Murieliae Simba, here is where to buy clumping bamboo plantsWe listed some top UK Home & Garden retailers online like Crocus and YouGarden.

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Characteristics of Fargesia Murieliae Simba

  • Identification: Fargesia Murieliae Simba, Umbrella Bamboo.
  • Foliage: Dense compacted evergreen.
  • Culm colour: Yellow-green.
  • Height: small bamboo, 2m.
  • Spread: 2 - 3m clump-forming, non-spreading bamboo.
  • Perennial: lasts 20 - 30 years.
  • Uses: Pots or containers, hedge or screen, undergrowth (ideal for small gardens, roof terraces or contained spaces).

Growth requirements

  • Site: Prefers shade.
  • Soil: well-drained moist, loam or sand and clay.
  • Winterhardiness: -15 degrees Celsius.

Grow Fargesia Murieliae Simba

Bamboo Simba is an ideal choice for its non-invasiveness and miniature decorative appearance. 

It is prominent as a small bamboo at a height of 2m. This hardy bamboo thrives in small, confined spaces.

Fargesia Murieliae Simba has the finest and toughest among the Fargesia Murieliae.

This evergreen bamboo forms a tight cluster of dense growth low down due to arching branches and dense slender foliage. An ideal bamboo for small gardens, terraces, patios and containers.

Maintain Fargesia Bamboo Plants

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

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

Here are the common threats of Bamboo Simba.

  • The new leaves, shoots and rhizomes tips low down on the ground are susceptible to slug attack.

  • Very high temperatures and heat can cause yellowing and curling leaves and browning of new shoots.

  • Frozen soil can cause damage to the root hairs and rhizomes.
  • Fargesia Murieliae Simba does not like compacted hard soil.
  • Over-watering can damage the plant.

Care for Fergasia Clumping Bamboo Plants

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

  • Apply Slug and Snail Killer around your new bamboo plants and shoots.
  • Add organic mulch. [ref. VIDEO]
  • Check the soil moisture.
  • Water during dry seasons.

Propagate Fargesia Bamboo

Generally, there are three ways to propagate bamboo from the seeds, by culm and rhizome cuttings, or by culm separation. Propagating Fargesia Murieliae Simba by separation is the best way to get new plants.

As mentioned earlier, though Bamboo Simba is tolerant to pests and diseases in the UK, slugs love the tender new growths.

If you are propagating bamboo plants or planting a recent purchase, protect the new growths by adding Slug and Snail Killer around the new plants. 

The slugs can wipe off the tender growths if left unprotected. (This video shows slugs damaging new bamboo shoots in one visit).

20+ Fargesia Bamboo Varieties

Fargesia Murieliae Simba (umbrella bamboo) is known to have been in Europe since the 1970s, it's fairly in a new variety in the UK. There are over 20 Fargesia nitida and Fargesia Murieliae varieties that grow well in the UK.

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Fargesia Murieliae Vs. Fargesia Nitida bamboo plants

We did extensive research on the popular bamboo plants in the UK and, carefully, gathered the qualities and features so that you can find the one that suits you.

Check out our collections of over 20 Fargesia Murieliae and Fargesia Nitida bamboo plants on our Featured Bamboo page. 

One of the common bamboo plants in the UK is the Fargesia Scabrida Asian Wonder. It has outstanding features that rival those of Fargesia Simba.

Small Garden Bamboo Plants

Bamboos are amazing plants. They come in various sizes, shapes, colours, and formations. Although some varieties (Phyllostachys) are invasive, they are manageable. 

The Fargesia (such as Murieliae Robusta, Nitida varieties) are non-invasive, and form clusters of rigorous stems and clumps that do not spread. They are best for small gardens.

These clump-forming, non-invasive bamboo plants are ideal for small hedges and individual plants. They thrive in pots and containers, and in small spaces like the terrace and balconies.

In the UK, Fargesia bamboo plants can grow an average of 0.5 – 1.0m in Spring, reaching their full maturity in 3 – 5 years. And remain evergreen, providing the evergreen cover all year round for 20 to 30 years.

Fargesia Scabrida Asian Wonder Clump-forming Bamboo

Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder Garden Qualities: Bamboo Asian Wonder has an outstanding culm colouration, evergreen clump-forming bamboo. Ideal for hedge, privacy fence or large pots and containers. Asian Wonder thrives in the UK.

It's winterhardy and tolerant to different soil types.

Clumping Bamboo Plants for Sale

We’ve compiled a list of reputable Garden retailers in the UK where you can buy the right bamboo at the right price. 

Find out where to buy clumping bamboo plants from the UK Home & Garden retailers online.

Bamboo plants for sale: Crocus and YouGarden

Common Features of Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder

  • Identification: Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder, Fargesia robusta 'Asian Wonder', Red Umbrella Bamboo.
  • Foliage: slender green drooping leaves.
  • Culm colour: Beautiful purplish red, matures to green.
  • Height: Small-medium bamboo, reaches 3m.
  • Spread: Clump-forming, non-invasive bamboo.

Growth requirement

  • Site: Full sun to partial shade, colouration not prominent in shade.
  • Soil: well-drained, moist soil.
  • Use: Hedge, narrow privacy fence, large pot and containers.
  • Hardiness: very hardy, tolerant to -20 degrees Celsius.

Grow Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder

Fargesia Asian Wonder is a clump-forming Umbrella Bamboo, also known as the Fargesia Robusta Asian Wonder. 

This bamboo is a standout among the Fargesia group due to its beautiful stem colouration which starts purplish bright red and eventually changes to green as it matures.

The thick drooping leaves and upright culms are ideal for garden hedging or natural privacy fencing. It is also an excellent choice as an individual plant and large pots and containers.

This clump-forming evergreen bamboo thrives in well-drained moist soil. It does not like compacted soils or very dry soil.

The leaves and culms' colourations are prominent where there is enough sun. 

To get the best of this bamboo, plant it where there is enough sunlight. Ideally, away from the shade of larger trees and buildings.

If you grow Fargesia Asian Wonder in pots and containers, ensure that it receives enough light.

Fargesia Bamboo Care

Asian Wonder, like other Umbrella Bamboo plants, is tolerant to different soil types and seasonal weather changes.

Although this bamboo is undemanding, it will need care. Its roots and leaves are susceptible to dry soil conditions and frozen soil.

If the bamboo leaves turn yellow or curl, or the culms browning indicate that the soil

  • lacks nutrients, or
  • is too dry, or
  • is compacted.

Take immediate action to revive your bamboo before the new bamboo growths appear in Spring.

Add fertilisers or organic mulch such as bark or grass cuttings mixed with bark and twigs to keep the soil moist. Do something to improve the soil condition.

Bamboo protection

Here are some pointers for protecting bamboo when planting a new plant or propagating the cuttings. 

Although bamboo plants are undemanding, the new plants and tall plants are susceptible to natural threats.

Here are some tips for protecting Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder

  • Grow the bamboo away from windy locations.
  • Slugs like the new shoots and rhizome tips. Add Slug and Snail Killer (early in Spring) to protect the new growths.
  • Apply NPK or organic fertiliser and mulch (early in Spring).
  • Prune and remove old culms (4 – 5 years old) to promote new growth.
  • Tie back or direct new culms into the cluster (Base-clumps).

Propagate Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder

There are four ways to propagate bamboo. Propagation by:

  • Seed,
  • Culm and Rhizome Cuttings,
  • Culm-base Separation, or
  • Conventional Branch Layering.

Propagating the Umbrella Bamboo plants by separation is probably the most reliable method in the UK, it gives the best result too.

Most Fargesia bamboo plants, including newly introduced varieties like Scabrida Asian Wonder, are tolerant to pests and diseases in the UK. 

Nevertheless, the new shoots and rhizomes tips are prone to slugs attacks. Slugs love the tender new growths.

When propagating bamboo plants, protect the new growths by adding Slug and Snail Killer. The slugs can wipe off the tender growths if left unprotected. 

[This video shows Slugs damaging new bamboo shoots in one visit]

20+ Fargesia Bamboo Varieties

Umbrella Bamboos Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder and Simba are known to have been in Europe, a fairly recent inclusion to the Fargesia nitida and Fargesia Murielae varieties.

Unsurprisingly, these bamboo plants are growing in popularity and are favourites among many UK gardeners.

Here are 6 umbrella bamboo plants that thrive in the UK, ideal for small spaces, gardens and contained spaces:

  1. Fargesia murielae Simba Umbrella Bamboo
  2. Robusta Campbell Umbrella Bamboo
  3. Fargesia murielae 'Jumbo'
  4. Nitida Obelisk Hybrid Umbrella Bamboo
  5. Fargesia Nitida Winter Joy Fountain Bamboo
  6. Fergasia murielae Standing Stone

Grow Clump-forming Bamboo Plants

Bamboos are amazing plants. They come in various sizes, shapes, colours, and formations.

Although some varieties (Phyllostachys) are invasive, they are easily manageable. Once established, you only have to check on them and enjoy the evergreen plant.

The Fargrsia murielae varieties are non-spreading, form clusters of rigorous stems and are evergreen all year round. They are best for hedges and privacy screens or in small gardens as ornamental plants.

The Umbrella Bamboo thrives in pots and containers, and in small spaces like the terrace and balconies. 

Let us know what your requirements are – we will suggest a bamboo that is right for you based on the qualities and features of the bamboo plants. 

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