Photo copyright: Noah Bell, Bamboo Garden, 2008
Photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2006
Fargesia denudata about 8 feet tall at Bamboo Garden.
Fargesia denudata culm showing short branches
Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith, 2004
Height: 15 feet, usually 10 feet
Diameter: 0.5 inch
Hardiness: -10° F
USDA zone 5 through 9, not
for climates with high heat and humidity (Southeastern states).
Similar to Fargesia murielae in form and color, F.
shorter branches and smaller leaves, which cause the gracefully arching canes
to stand out individually. Although not as hardy as F. murielae, it is
Unlike F. murielae and F. nitida, it does not have leaves that yellow and
drop in the fall, making it a greener plant through the winter. Like other Fargesias,
it is a clumping bamboo and is happy with some protection from hot afternoon sun. It is mostly suitable
for areas that have the cooling in nighttime hours more common in Northern
states, not in Southern states.