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Fountain Bamboo Overview
Fargesia rufa is a woody, rhizomatous, perennial bamboo with yellow-green arching canes and a profusion of soft, pointed, mid-green leaves, borne on small branches. Originating from Central China, this exotic-looking, clump-forming plant is known as qingchuan jianzhu, which translates to Qingchuan Fargesia and it is one of the food sources for giant pandas. It is a commonly cultivated garden plant outside of China, grown for its foliage, compact growth habit and frost hardiness. It is suited for use as a hedge or screen and can be grown in containers, making it a useful architectural addition to include in urban courtyard spaces. Fargesia rufa likes a sheltered, sunny, partially shaded site, and fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Feed monthly. In spring, remove any dead, diseased, damaged stems. This lovely Fargesia has earned a coveted 'RHS Award of Garden Merit'.
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How to propagate Fountain Bamboo
Take cuttings of young rhizomes in spring.