Fargesia murielae

Common Name: Umbrella Bamboo

Height: 10 to 14 feet
Diameter: 0.5 inch
Hardiness: -20° F
USDA zone 5 through 9, not for climates with high heat and humidity (southeastern states).
Considered by Ernest “China” Wilson, who introduced it into cultivation in 1910, to be one of the most beautiful of all bamboos. With a soft, cascading canopy of lustrous evergreen foliage, we do not consider this long standing impression to be out dated. The new shoots are light blue with tan culm sheaths, aging to a yellowish-green. It looks best when planted in an area that gets afternoon shade or dappled sunlight throughout the day. Like all other Fargesias, it does not have running rhizomes and needs no containment to prevent spread. It looks best when planted in an area that gets afternoon shade or dappled sunlight throughout the day. It will retain its pastel green foliage throughout the winter, though it usually sheds a few leaves in late fall.
Even more important than its sublime qualities, F. murielae, accompanied by F. nitida, are the hardiest of all bamboos. F. murielae began flowering in the United States in 1992. We carefully collected and germinated the seeds and now are offering a new generation of “Umbrella Bamboo” which will not flower for the next 100 years.

. Flowering in 2015
Photo copyright: Jed Doty Bamboo Garden 2019

Three or Six Red Stem Umbrella Bamboo Plants with Option to Include Flared Planters

Today’s Groupon offers three or six red stem umbrella bamboo plants with optional planters: (£1.99 for Delivery)

  • Eye-catching cane colouration
  • Narrow leaves remain green throughout the year
  • Arching canes
  • Vertical upright habit
  • Can be used in groups or as a solitary specimen
  • Easy-to-grow and maintain
  • Ideal in a container as a solitary plant
  • Can be used as a hedge or screen
  • Well-established plant
  • Plants can reach a height of 1.5-2m
  • Supplied in approx. two-litre containers (around 50cm tall inclusive)


  • Three or six planters
  • Stylish contemporary flared black decorative planter
  • Hard-wearing metallic effect resin (approx. 31cm diameter)
  • Durable and rot-proof finish

Images shown are for guidance only of the expected results from plants upon maturity. Different growing conditions may vary results.

Customers should check whether plants are suitable for their homes and gardens before purchasing.

See here for care recommendations for garden products.

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