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Fargesia murielae


Fargesia murielae is one of the hardiest of all bamboos and is a clumper that will not spread.

Fargesia murielae, known as umbrella bamboo, is one of the hardiest of all bamboos. It has a soft cascading canopy of lustrous evergreen foliage. The new shoots are a light blue colour adorned with tan culm sheaths eventually aging to a yellowish-green. All members of the genus Fargesia are clumpers and do not produce running rhizomes. Grow in a pot or the ground. Avoid intense summer sun in hot summer climates. The new shoots are edible.

Common Name: Umbrella Bamboo


Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 10-15'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time:

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour: Blue

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mountains from 2800-3000 metres in Hubei and Sichuan, China.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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