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Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith, 2007
pastel blue new culms on F. murielae

Photo copyright: Ned Jaquith, 2007
Fargesia murielae
in splendid fall color.  Notice the yellow leaves that are preparing to fall. 


Photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2007


Photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2007
We have lots of Fargesia murielae seedlings, well rooted, about 2 feet tall with 20+ canes. 

Fargesia murielae
Common Name: Umbrella Bamboo

Height: 10 to 14 feet
Diameter: 0.5 inch
Hardiness: -20° F
USDA zone 5 through 9, not for climates with high heat and humidity (southeastern states).

Considered by Ernest "China" Wilson, who introduced it into cultivation in 1910, to be one of the most beautiful of all bamboos.  With a soft, cascading canopy of lustrous evergreen foliage, we do not consider this long standing impression to be out dated. The new shoots are light blue with tan culm sheaths, aging to a yellowish-green. It looks best when planted in an area that gets afternoon shade or dappled sunlight throughout the day. Like all other Fargesias, it does not have running rhizomes and needs no containment to prevent spread. It looks best when planted in an area that gets afternoon shade or dappled sunlight throughout the day. It will retain its pastel green foliage throughout the winter, though it usually sheds a few leaves in late fall. 
       Even more important than its sublime qualities, F. murielae, accompanied by F. nitida,  are the hardiest of all bamboos. F. murielae began flowering in the United States in 1992. We  carefully collected and germinated the seeds and now are offering a new generation of “Umbrella Bamboo” which will not flower for the next 100 years.

.  Flowering in 1995
 Photo copyright: Jed Doty

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Photo copyright: Noah Bell, 2006
Above and below: A nice Fargesia murielae thriving in total shade at Dave Crabtree's Shweeash Bamboo.
              




Well established root stock on our one gallon seedlings