Fargesia scabrida

Fargesia scabrida

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Fargesia scabrida


Fargesia scabrida is one of my favourite bamboos with violet-blue culms and orange coloured culm sheaths. Its a clumping Bamboo and grows to 3m it is a bit more open in habit than most fargesia.

What you will recieve

The bamboo will arrive in a 10 ltr pot the culms standing 1.5m high.

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 scabrida is best grown in semi shade but is happy in full sun .


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

Container growing

Fargesia scabrida 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 10ft in height it is clump forming and should spread about 2m in ten years.