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Bamboo

Fargesia spp.

Fargesia nitida MUN by Djlayton4 (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Bamboo Overview

This genus consists of about 82 evergreen bamboo species originally from China, Vietnam and the Eastern Himalayas, adapted to damp, woodland habitats. They are determined growers, producing tall canes with distinct coloured nodes, these are usually yellow, brown or dark purple. Species in this genus provide staple foods for giant pandas and are popular as ornamentals in gardening.

How to propagate Bamboo

Seed

Seed in spring or autumn.

Division

By division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Special features of Bamboo

Hedge plant

Other uses of Bamboo

Used for hedging as well as for ornamentation. The woody stems can have many uses.

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