Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Umbrella Bamboo Rufa in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Fargesia 'Rufa'

 

Umbrella Bamboo 'Rufa'

This very hardy bamboohas an eventual height of around 3m so is ideal for smaller gardens or large pots. Its canes are clothed in attractive green leaves throughout the year. Eventually forming dense clumps, the new canes emerge a bright green, which contrast well with the culm sheaths, creating a distinctive two-tone effect until the sheaths drop away.

Contributed by @belindah

 
plant Features
  • Umbrella Bamboo Rufa likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Umbrella Bamboo Rufa likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Umbrella Bamboo Rufa is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Umbrella Bamboo Rufa likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
Available to buy from 1 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Umbrella Bamboo 'Rufa'

Latin name

Fargesia 'Rufa'

type

Perennial

family

Poaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Umbrella Bamboo Rufa likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Umbrella Bamboo Rufa is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Umbrella Bamboo Rufa likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Umbrella Bamboo Rufa likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

  •  
    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Umbrella Bamboo Rufa is 1.50meters x 3.00meters 1.50 M 3.00 M

Fargesia 'Rufa'

This very hardy bamboohas an eventual height of around 3m so is ideal for smaller gardens or large pots. Its canes are clothed in attractive green leaves throughout the year. Eventually forming dense clumps, the new canes emerge a bright green, which contrast well with the culm sheaths, creating a distinctive two-tone effect until the sheaths drop away.


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant in spring so that the food reserves in the rhizome are used to produce a good flush of fresh canes in summer.

 

Planting in a container

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

New bamboo plants or divisions can be contained within a physical barrier to prevent them spreading through beds and borders. Ensure that bamboo plants in containers do not dry out in winter, since the foliage is prone to wind scorch. In very cold weather, insulate containers with bubble wrap or move them to frost-free conditions.

 
Subscribe to GardenTags Premium to get personalised planting tasks and more for your entire plant collection
 
Gardeners who are growing this plant
>