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Rufa Clump Bamboo

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This bamboo makes a beautiful screen or accent in the garden, incredibly architectural when mature; a non-invasive species; attractive sheaths are rusty red; a must for Asian gardens

Characteristics

Species:
rufa
Other Species Names:
Fargesia dracocephala
Average Landscape Height:
10 feet
Average Landscape Width:
8 feet
Genus:
Fargesia
Branching:
herbaceous
Evergreen:
1
Plant Form:
vase-shaped
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
can prune at anytime
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Rufa Clump Bamboo is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its interesting and distinctive form. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Rufa Clump Bamboo is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an indistinguished habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Rufa Clump Bamboo will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

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