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Semiarundinaria fastuosa

Narihira bamboo

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Features

  • Height2m to 7m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Leaf ColourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Semiarundinaria fastuosa (Narihira bamboo). This species has a tall hollow stem, with purplish brown markings, with a white powder beneath the nodes. The mid green leaves are about 20cm long and appear towards the top of the stems.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Bamboo

Other common names

Narihiradake, Bamboo

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Hedging, ornamental. The woody stems can have many uses.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will tolerate sun or shade, and prefer a moist, humus-rich soil either in the garden or a tub. You can propagate by division.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn. Specific cultivars should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be damaged by slugs.

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