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Bamboo forgesia Rufa or Murillo? Is anyone growing either of these? I wonder which is preferable - thanks.



Hi Sheila, it depends what you want it to do, I would say that Fargesia murielae would be the best for a hedge, it forms a dense clump of evergreen, slender arching canes, up to about 13 ft, while F rufa, although clump forming, the canes are well spaced, and only grows to about 6ft, usually less, as they are arching as well, Derek.

27 Feb, 2019


Thanks very much Derek. I’m planning to have it in a large pot in a shady corner. I like the idea of arching canes, so will choose F rufa . . . just the type of info I was hoping for, so I’m very grateful :)

27 Feb, 2019


You're welcome Sheila, Derek.

28 Feb, 2019

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