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Fargesia murielae (Umbrella Bamboo)

Fargesia murielae (Umbrella Bamboo)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Grass, Evergreen
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Fargesia murielae Description

This compact Fragesia is grown more more its low semi weeping habit, with grace hanging foliage largely hiding delicate green yellow canes. Ideal for smaller gardens murelia will even tolerate containerising.

Fargesia murielae - Cultivation Notes

This popular evergreen bamboo grows best in dappled shade in moist fertile soils. Avoid planting in exposed areas and in full sun. Ideal for semi woodland planting / screening.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Fargesia murielae:

  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Fargesia murielae

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Fargesia murielae:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot
  • Ornamental grass ideal for drift planting in a sunny spot

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