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Bambusa Fargesia “Rufa”

Is this supposed to grow upright?  

Mine looks nice but seems to have developed a “weeping“ habit :-)


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,720
    Sometimes called ‘fountain bamboo’ it is described as having an ‘arching habit’ ... yours looks right to me

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,824
    ..that isn't the Fargesia rufa that I know, but if we assume it's correct, then you could remove some of those weeping canes leaving the more upright ones.. I prefer to see the exposed canes personally..
    ..there are a number of forms of Fargesia,.. I do wonder if some are confused in commerce and what we see in photos is not always the correct plant... e.g. 'Jumbo' looks much like that …

    Here's F Rufa in my garden.. although I no longer have it, but this shows its upright form..

    ...and in a pot on the right...

    ...they also grow it as a tall hedge at Alnwick garden in Northumberland... with the canes exposed so there is no weeping habit... very upright... I think mine grew naturally that way, but I might have removed a few lower weeping culms ….
    East Anglia, England
  • It looks nice weeping but is covering some other things up in doing so and is also not hiding the fence as I wanted it to.

    Might just leave it as it seems to be growing happily.
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