Fargesia rufa

Fargesia rufa

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Fargesia rufa


Fargesia rufa is a short bamboo growing to just over 2m with light green culms that have shrimp pink sheafs and pale green leaves. A quick bamboo to estabilish it has many uses in the garden also probably the best bamboo for a pot. One of the best doing bamboos for the garden.

What you will recieve

The bamboo will arrive in a 3ltr pot and culms that stand 60cm tall..

Planting and Care

Plant with the addition of some organic matter and water in well do not let the plant dry out in the first six months its in the ground after this it should look after its self. The best food a bamboo can have is its own dead leaves and culm sheaths so leave them to mulch the base of the plant.

Planting position

Fargesia Rufa is best grown in semi shade but will happily grow in full sun it will grow nearly anywhere!


Any reasonable soil is ok add organic matter to help the bamboo establish.

Container growing

Fargesia rufa is a clump forming bamboo it is suited to growing in a pot use a good loam based compost and dont let it dry out feed regularly.

Height and Spead

This Bamboo can reach 8ft in height it is clump forming and should spread about 1,5m in ten years.