Fargesia rufa

Plants are supplied in standard nursery pots.

Fargesia rufa

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£24.95

Fountain Bamboo

A handsome fountain-shaped clumping species growing to around 2m max, with orange-pink coloured sheaths on the canes early in the season. This is a marvellous bamboo for use as a specimen or informal hedge in light shade, being sure to water well to establish and shelter from drying winds.

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This relative newcomer to bamboo cultivation is proving extremely popular. It remains small at under 2m - usually arching over to less - and, although a clumping bamboo, the individual canes are well spaced leading to a naturally spreading habit without becoming invasive. Add the orange-pink coloured sheaths on the canes early in the season and you have a marvellous bamboo for use as specimen or informal hedge in light shade. It is one of the main bamboos cultivated in China to produce food for the Giant Panda.

Fargesia rufa Identification Sheet

Origin
Western China
Genus
Fargesia
Species / Cultivar
rufa
Common name(s)
Fountain Bamboo
Situation
Part sun to full shade, moist well-drained soil
Eventual height
2m
Eventual spread
1.5m
Hardiness
Fully hardy
Skill level
Easy
Frequently asked questions about bamboo

What is an invasive bamboo?

Certain species of bamboo have the tendency to spread on large areas if they are not controlled. This can cause problems, if the plants spread to neighbouring gardens or in paved areas. Make sure that the growth is contained with a root barrier, when planting an invasive species of bamboo.

Discuss the matter with your gardener, landscaper or one of the friendly horticultural advisors at The Palm Centre.

Can bamboo grow in pots?

For short period of times (a few years), bamboo can be grown in pots. Clump forming bamboo (like the Fargesia species) will to better long term in a pot. Make sure you choose a pot that will provide stability, as the plants can grow quite tall and in high winds may fall over. 

How often should I water the bamboo?

Bamboo plants are very thirsty plants. You may have to consider an irrigation system to keep the plants well watered in drier periods. If planted in pots, you may have to water the bamboo almost every day, depending on the size of the pot. Apply a layer of mulch to prevent the soil from drying out too fast. 

GENERAL CARE

Bamboos can be grown almost anywhere, but avoid excessively windy locations. Many can be grown in sun or shade (sun is usually best for colour).Bamboos are generally shallow rooted and prefer a rich, moisture retentive, organic soil. 

PLANTING

Before planting out, the roots should be soaked in water for some time, and after planting it is important that the plant is watered well.

Hardy species of bamboo which were grown in pots can be planted anytime during the year, except in frozen ground.

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Outdoor plants pot sizes
Outdoor plants pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plants measurements
Plant measurements

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.

Plant warranties
WARRANTIES

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery information
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed. Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Please make sure you leave delivery instructions, at checkout, in case you won't be at home when the courier delivers.

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Reviews (16)

Rated 4.97 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 16 customer reviews
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We ordered 2 large bamboos on a Sunday night and they came within 48 hrs. We were very impressed. So impressed, we ordered 3 more large ones and they also came quickly, but when unpacked , there was a bit of a glitch. Unortunately we got the wrong order. We were sent 4 small ones instead of 3l arge ones. I emailed my problem on the Thursday, as it was bank holiday it was difficult for them to arrange collection over the weekend. I do understand. Sometimes mistakes happen & we need to be understanding. I rang on the Tuesday & was reassured that all would be sorted. ASAP ….And it was. …… within two more days I had sent my wrong order back. It had been collected on a pallet and my correct replacements arrived looking even more beautiful Thank you Robert & James & the team. Good service. Definitely recommend this company.
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Very pleased with my bamboo, exactly as described, delivered overnight , well packaged. Looks beautiful as a backdrop to my Japanese style garden.
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Excellent Healthy Looking Fountain Bamboo’S
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Well packaged and very nice looking plants - very pleased with the size as well
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Best Condition Plant Ever Delivered
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This exceeded expectation - a large, healthy plant, expertly packed and protected, which (unusually) had suffered no damage at the hands of the carrier. At least as tall as advertised (possibly talker) and with lovely, healthy, bright, plentiful foliage. Thank you. After numerous disappointments from other companies you have restored my faith in online plant buying.
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