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Fountain Bamboo

Fargesia rufa

Fargesia rufa w Polsce by Filostachys (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


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    A Fargesia rufa plant in a garden
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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'.

    Common problems with Fountain Bamboo

    How to propagate Fountain Bamboo



    Take cuttings of young rhizomes in spring.

    Special features of Fountain Bamboo

    Attractive leaves

    Hedge plant


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