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Fargesia murielae (Umbrella bamboo)

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1 hour care
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Ultimate height
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Ultimate spread
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Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Fargesia murielae

Other names: Umbrella bamboo, Arundinaria murielae , Sinarundinaria murielae , Fargesia spathacea , Thamnocalamus spathaceus

Genus: Fargesia

Species: F. murielae - F. murielae is a large, clump-forming, evergreen bamboo with linear, bright green leaves and arching yellow-green canes.

Fargesia murielae is: Evergreen

Foliage: Bright-green in All seasons

Habit: Arching, Clump-forming, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Specific pests: Slugs

General care

Pruning: Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off canes to best effect.. REGISTER to read more...

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Fargesia murielae (Umbrella bamboo) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical, Containers, Roof terrace

Cultivation: Plant in fertile, moisture retentive soil in full sun or partial shade. If planted in a container use a loam-based compost and feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser once a month. Slugs may attack young shoots.

Soil type: Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage: Moisture-retentive

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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