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Fargesia adpressa

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Geographic Origin:
China and Taiwan
California Native?:
Plant Size:
15 feet or more
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Flowering Season:
Seldom produced
Flower Color:
Not applicable
Light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
The genus Fargesia is a group of showy, clumping bamboos mostly native to China. They are typically of moderate size, beginning their new round of growth with spear-like, unbranched shoots in the fall. These form clusters of branchlets bearing clouds of attractive, bright green leaves the following spring. Fargesia adpressa makes open clumps to 15 feet, with purplish green culms. It can be easily grown in sun or shade near the coast but needs some shading and sheltering from hot, dry winds inland. Most soils, moderate to regular watering. Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less.