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Fargesia rufa | Dragon Head Bamboo - 90-110cm, 10lt

Fargesia rufa | Dragon Head Bamboo - 90-110cm, 10lt

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Fargesia rufa is an elegant, vigorous, fast growing, evergreen bamboo. It roots from a dense, non-invasive, slowly-creeping clump. It is upright when young and slightly arching when mature. Its canes are tall, slender, glossy, yellow-green with red-orange sheaths. The leaves are short, narrow, blue-green, grey-green underneath. It rarely flowers. Fargesia rufa can adapt to any type of soil, but grows best in fertile, organically rich, slightly acidic, moisture retentive soils. It doesn’t like too wet or too dry soils. It thrives in partial shade. In full sun, it appreciates some afternoon shade. It is resistant to frost and tolerant of cold winters, but needs to be sheltered form harsh winds. It prefers cool summer climates. Virtually pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant. Dragon Head Bamboo is a stunning, exotic-looking plant, very easy to grow. Perfect for planting in containers on patios or roof gardens. Excellent for hedges and screens. Great as a specimen plant or in beds and borders.
  • Common Name

    Dragon Head Bamboo

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen bamboo

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    rarely flowering

  • Foliage

    short, narrow, blue-green, grey-green underneath

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


North–facing or South–facing or East–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 bears fruit

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Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

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.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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