Planting Position: For best results Fargesia Simba should be planted in a bright sunny spot, will also be happy in light shaded areas, equally happy in ground or pot.
Soil: A highly adaptable plant for all soil types, however it is not suited to wet, boggy ground.
Suitable for container planting: Yes a perfect choice for containers, will need repotting approximately every 2-3 years into larger pots and fresh compost.
Eventual height and spread: Maximum 2 metres high with a 50-80cm metre spread.
Growth speed: Relatively quick.
Growth habit: Upright canes similar to Fargesia Jumbo in looks but a smaller version all round, height, spread, foliage
Flowering Period: Not Applicable.
Pruning: Not Necessary
Foliage: Narrow pale green leaves on mid green canes Evergreen: Yes, but like most Bamboo Fargesia Simba will shed some older foliage in late Autumn through to early Winter, this is not a cause for concern and is perfectly normal, they will soon be replaced when the temperatures start to rise in spring.
Hardiness: Whole of the UK to -30
Simba are a highly adaptable Fargesia. For best results Plant in any free draining soil damp soil. In early spring feed with a liquid food with a high nitrogen content, this will help promote new growth and give the plant a boost after the dormant period. In summer a slow release fertiliser is preferable. As with most plants, especially Bamboo always ensure the plant has an adequate water supply especially when planted in a container. This Bamboo requires no special treatment or requirements during the winter months
A tree that requires virtually no maintenance, its fully hardy and being a pot grown multi stem does not even require a stake. Can be planted in all soil types, it does best in a moist well drained area in full sun through to partial shade. Remove any winter damaged branches in spring.