Planting position: Best suited to a sunny spot but will cope well in a partially shade area
Soil: Like most plants in the garden will do best in free draining rich moist soil, however that being said it is also suitable for both loam and clay, (but not to heavy) add some manure or fertiliser to give new plants a boost.
Suitable for Container planting: Great choice for containers but make sure they have plenty of water.
Eventual height and spread: Overall height 3- 4 metres with a spread of 1-1.5 metres.
Pruning: Not really necessary but any winter damage can be removed immediately, if you are pruning to restrict height this is best done during the dormant months Growth speed: Quick almost Vigorous Growth Habit: Upright with slight draping habit.
Flowering period: Not Applicable
Evergreen: Yes, but like most Bamboo it will shed some foliage in late autumn/ early winter this is not a cause for concern it will soon be replaced once the temperatures start to rise
Winter Hardy: -20.
For best results when planting break the soil and add some well-rotted manure or organic fertiliser, this not only invigorates the soil but also helps the area retain moisture. Feed with a Nitrogen based food during spring and a balanced fertiliser during the growing season April through to late August. Always ensure an adequate water supply especially for young pot planted plants.
Bamboo Fargesia Scabrida 5 litre: This beautiful Bamboo was identified in the early 1970s and only came into commercial grower’s hands in 1997, so a relatively new cultivar. It was discovered in the mountainous region of ‘Pingwu’ China at an altitude of over 8500ft, making it extremely winter hardy and one of the "evergreenest" clumping Bamboo available.