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Semiarundinaria fastuosa AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bamboo

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Foliage

Grey/Silver and Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Stem

Dark Green in

Size

Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

Narihira bamboo

Family

Poaceae


Semiarundinaria are vigorous clump-forming bamboos with erect canes bearing narrowly lance-shaped leaves

S. fastuosa is a large and vigorous, erect evergreen bamboo forming clumps of dark green canes, bearing tufts of short, densely leafy shoots. Leaves oblong, to 20cm, rich dark green above, glaucous beneath

Synonym(s)

  • Arundinaria fastuosa
  • Arundinaria narihira

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun or light dappled shade

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Neutral or Alkaline
  • Loam

Propagation

Rhizome cuttings and the division of established plants in Spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural or Hedging/Screens


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free