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Fargesia rufa

Rufa Clumping Bamboo

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Item #: 6563

Zones: 5a to 8a, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

(aka: Fargesia 'Green Panda', Fargesia sp. 'Rufa') Fargesia rufa is a recently-introduced species from the mountains of western Sichuan, China. Fargesia rufa is a pachymorph, which means it couldn't run even if it was being chased down the mountain by a pack of starving pandas. This short, deer-resistant clumping bamboo makes an elegant, 6' tall, upright fountain with stems arching outwards to 8'. In addition to the wonderful form, the culm sheaths are reddish-brown. In our trials, Fargesia rufa has been wonderfully tolerant of both heat and cold...even in our baking full sun.