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Rufa Clump Bamboo

Fargesia rufa

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Rufa Clump Bamboo (Fargesia rufa) at Tagawa Gardens

Rufa Clump Bamboo

Rufa Clump Bamboo

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Rufa Clump Bamboo (Fargesia rufa) at Tagawa Gardens

Rufa Clump Bamboo foliage

Rufa Clump Bamboo foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Fargesia dracocephala

Description:

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 Oriental gardens. In high elevations this plant must be protected from afternoon sun.

Ornamental Features

Rufa Clump Bamboo's narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

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.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Rufa Clump Bamboo is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

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.

This plant does best in partial shade to 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.

Nursery Notes

In Colorado this plant must be in morning sun or a North East location, pretected from afternoon sun.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Screening  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Library is for informational purposes only. We may or may not carry the items listed. During many times of the year, we may carry many more plants in our store than are listed in the Plant Library. Please contact us directly at 303-690-4722 or visit our store for current availability and for assistance.


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