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Semiarundinaria fastuosa (Narihira bamboo)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Semiarundinaria fastuosa

Other names

Narihira bamboo

Genus

Semiarundinaria Semiarundinaria

Species

S. fastuosa - S. fastuosa is a large and fast-growing bamboo forming clumps of dark green canes, bearing long, oblong leaves.


Semiarundinaria fastuosa is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Silvery-grey, Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering. Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Semiarundinaria fastuosa (Narihira bamboo) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical, Roof terrace

Cultivation

Can be invasive. Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun or part shade.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Semiarundinaria fastuosa

Other names

Narihira bamboo

Genus

Semiarundinaria Semiarundinaria

Species

S. fastuosa - S. fastuosa is a large and fast-growing bamboo forming clumps of dark green canes, bearing long, oblong leaves.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Silvery-grey, Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering. Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Semiarundinaria fastuosa (Narihira bamboo) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical, Roof terrace

Cultivation

Can be invasive. Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun or part shade.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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