Fargesia rufa | Fountain Bamboo - 100-150cm, 30lt

Fargesia rufa | Fountain Bamboo - 100-150cm, 30lt

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Fargesia rufa is a vigorous, fast-growing, clump-forming, evergreen bamboo with short, elegant, upright, bright green canes with rusty red sheaths when young, and yellow, slightly arching when mature. Masses of narrow, glossy, lush, blue-green leaves, grey-green beneath, form an attractive and elegant, bushy habit. It rarely flowers. Fargesia rufa is a tough plant that can adapt to a wide range of soils, except waterlogged, but prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soils. It thrives in partial shade, but tolerates full sun. Some protection from afternoon sun is essential in hot climates. It prefers cool summer climates. Very resistant to frost but needs to be sheltered from cold and drying winds. Generally, disease-free and disease-free. Low maintenance, doesn’t require regular pruning, but may need some thinning. Non-invasive. Rufa Bamboo is a stunning, tough and resilient, exotic-looking plant, perfect for hedges and screens. Great for growing in pots and containers. Excellent as a specimen plant or for beds and borders.
  • Common Name

    Fountain Bamboo, Rufa Bamboo

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen bamboo

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    rarely flowering

  • Foliage

    narrow, glossy, blue-green leaves, grey-green beneath

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

clump-forming, columnar upright

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 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.

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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