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Fargesia papyrifera | Blue Dragon Bamboo - 280-300cm, 50lt

Fargesia papyrifera | Blue Dragon Bamboo - 280-300cm, 50lt

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Fargesia papyrifera ‘Blue Dragon’ is an unusual, highly ornamental, vigorous, fast-growing, medium-sized, clamp-forming bamboo plant with upright to slightly arching habit and amazing blue-grey to olive green canes. The canes eventually arch under the weight of masses of evergreen, narrow, bright green leaves. It flowers rarely because flowering cycles are very long, up to 150 years. Blue Dragon Bamboo tolerates most soil types but prefers fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soils, in full sun and partial shade. It doesn’t like constantly waterlogged and extremely dry soils. It should be protected from harsh, drying winds. Low maintenance plant. It grows vigorously and needs adequate space. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Slugs may damage new shoots. Fargesia papyrifera ‘Blue Dragon’ is a very ornamental, exotic-looking plant, great as a solitary specimen or planted in groups. Perfect for hedges and screens, especially attractive near waters, suitable for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Blue Dragon Bamboo

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen bamboo

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    rarely flowering

  • Foliage

    narrow, bright green leaves

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, upright to arching

Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period


rarely flowering


all year


rarely fruiting

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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