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Scabrida Bamboo

Fargesia scabrida

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Scabrida Bamboo (Fargesia scabrida) at Plants Unlimited

Scabrida Bamboo

Scabrida Bamboo

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Scabrida Bamboo (Fargesia scabrida) at Plants Unlimited

Scabrida Bamboo

Scabrida Bamboo

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Scabrida Bamboo (Fargesia scabrida) at Plants Unlimited

Scabrida Bamboo foliage

Scabrida Bamboo foliage

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Description:

This colorful selection makes a beautiful screen or accent in the garden; culm color is purple to gray-blue, with coppery orange branch sheaths in the fall; tolerant to full sun, but prefers some shade; a non-invasive but vigorous and hardy variety

Ornamental Features

Scabrida Bamboo's attractive narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The plum purple stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Scabrida Bamboo is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching stalks. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Scabrida Bamboo is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Scabrida Bamboo will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Screening  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
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