Fargesia Simba, (Arundinaria)


Fargesia Simba, Umbrella Bamboo. A clump-forming bamboo with many canes, yellow-green at first becoming yellow, eventually arching under the weight of bright green narrow leaves. Can be planted as a specimen or used for barrier and screening. Max Height 2m. Max Spread 1m.



Plant in fertile moist well soil. Partial shade. Hardy.


General Bamboo Planting and care

  • Water the Bamboo thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Bamboo is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Water the Bamboo and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring