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Scabrida Bamboo

Fargesia scabrida

Red-orange culm sheaths are eye-catching against the dark green new canes. Clump forming and non-invasive, it is a very graceful and decorative bamboo. Long and narrow emerald green leaves flutter with a breeze. This species has exhibited hardiness down to USDA zone 5, when planted in a sheltered location.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationFar-GHEE-zee-uh SKAY-brid-a
Average Size at MaturityClumps reach 12-15 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Specimen
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClumping Bamboo
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Best in moisture-retentive soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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