Bambusa Fargesia “Rufa”
Is this supposed to grow upright?
Mine looks nice but seems to have developed a “weeping“ habit :-)
Central Norfolk UK
Sometimes called ‘fountain bamboo’ it is described as having an ‘arching habit’ ... yours looks right to me
“I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”
Winnie the Pooh
..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 ….
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.