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
Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Soil Moisture: Average
Stem Colour: Blue
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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