Fargesia murielae Jumbo is a fast-growing, tall Umbrella Bamboo with evergreen foliage and light green culms. It grows well in contained spaces and likes sunny spots and partly shaded areas.
This clump-forming bamboo thrives in pots and containers, ideal for terraces, balconies and patios.
Also an excellent choice for an individual plant or a garden centrepiece.
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Fargesia Bamboo Features
- Identification: Fargesia murielae 'Jumbo', Umbrella Bamboo.
- Foliage: Lime green, broad leaves.
- Culm colour: Tall yellowish-green arching stems.
- Height: 3 – 5m, fast-growing.
- Spread: Clump-forming, non-spreading bamboo.
- Use: Hedge, screen, individual plant.
- Site: Sun to part shade.
- Soil: well-drained moist, loam or sand and clay.
- Hardiness: - 15 degrees Celsius.
Grow Umbrella Bamboo Fargesia Murielae Jumbo
Fargesia murielae Jumbo is one of the popular Umbrella Bamboo plants to grow in the mild temperate region including the UK.
This clump-forming bamboo can grow to 5m, producing beautiful lime green leaves and greenish-yellow culms.
The Fargesia murielae Jumbo is, in fact, a very versatile plant fit for many purposes both indoor and outdoor.
Its fast-growing nature makes it the best candidate among the Fargesia murielae variety for hedges and screens.
Arching stems and evergreen foliage gives the ‘umbrella’ effect when planted as an individual plant or as a garden centrepiece.
Jumbo Bamboo is not massive at all compared to other large bamboo plants.
But it is a tall plant if you compare it to the Fergasia murielae and Fargesia nitida varieties.
It is a well-behaved non-invasive bamboo, best for terraces, patios, small gardens and ceramic/clay pots and containers. Grow in spots where there is 4 - 5 hours of sunlight.
Nurture Fargesia murielae Bamboo Plants
Growing bamboo in a non-native climate requires care and protection, especially when they are newly planted.
Although 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 dangers:
- The new leaves, shoots and rhizomes tips are susceptible to slug attack.
- Frozen soil can cause damage to the root hairs and rhizomes.
- Strong winds can damage the new culms.
Protect Fergasia Murielae Bamboo Plants
To avoid the natural threats to your bamboo plants, do these:
- Apply Slug and Snail Killer around your new bamboo,
- Add organic mulch.
- Tie the culms to poles/stakes (See this video – How to Protect Bamboo from Heavy Wind and Snow)
The Jumbo Bamboo plants do not need fertilisers if you are using nutrient-rich soil. Generally, bamboo plants thrive in well-aerated loam, sand and loose clay soil.
This clump-forming bamboo loves moist soil, but not waterlogged soil because the root hairs will decay very quickly in it, not what you’d want to see.
Propagate Fargesia murielae Jumbo
There are three ways to propagate bamboo plants:
- from the seeds, or
- by culm and rhizome cuttings, or
- by culm separation.
20+ Fargesia Bamboo Varieties
Fargesia murielae ‘Jumbo’ (umbrella bamboo) is a tall arching, clump-forming bamboo, closely resembling Fargesia nitida varieties, but with yellowish-green stems.
These 5 Fergasia Bamboo plants have features similar to the Umbrella Bamboo ‘Jumbo’.
- Rufa Bamboo
- Nitida Black Pearl
- Robusta Campbell
- Nitida Jiuzhaigou Bamboo
- Fargesia Scabrida Asian Wonder Umbrella Bamboo
Umbrella Bamboo UK
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 murielae and Fargesia nitida bamboo plants on our Featured Bamboo page.
These bamboo plants are amazing, they come in various sizes, shapes, colours, and formations.
The Fargesia clumping bamboo plants are non-spreading, forming clusters of rigorous stems and clumps. There are best for small hedges and privacy screens.
They thrive in pots and containers, and in small spaces like the terrace and balconies.
Someone said, ‘there is just the right bamboo for every garden’. Study the features carefully and identify a clump-forming bamboo that is suitable for your garden.