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Fargesia scabrida

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
far-JEE-zee-ah SKA-brid-ah
Description

Scabrida Bamboo is a clumping bamboo native to the mountainous regions of China.  It grows vigorously with upright culms and provides a food source for giant pandas in its native habitat.  It's bright orange clums are attractive against its emerald green leaves.  Plant this as a specimens, or mass plant, along a border, as a privacy screen or near a pool.

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Tags:
#bamboo#mass planting#privacy#borders#pool#screening
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bamboo#mass planting#privacy#borders#pool#screening
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Fargesia
    Species:
    scabrida
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Columnar
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    Inconspicuous, this plant is prized for its foliage.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    New culms (3/4" in diameter) have orange sheaths that mature to blue-purple and then fade to emerald green. Long narrow emerald green leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pool/Hardscape
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen