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Fargesia murielae

Common Name:
Umbrella bamboo
Plant Type:
Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Geographic Origin:
China and Taiwan
California Native?:
Plant Size:
10-15 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Flowering Season:
Seldom produced
Flower Color:
Not applicable
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Umbrella bamboo is a dense, slender stemmed, clumping bamboo growing 10 feet or more tall. The branches carry broad sprays of light green 3-4 inch leaves, giving a decidedly lacy appearance. It is an excellent plant for large containers, though slow to get established. Easily grown in sun or shade near the coast, it needs some shading and sheltering from hot, dry winds inland. Most soils, moderate to regular watering. Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less. Recent flowering produced seeds--plants offered are the new generation of this species.