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Arundinaria fastuosa Arundinaria narihira
Semiarundinaria are vigorous clump-forming bamboos with erect canes bearing narrowly lance-shaped leaves
S. fastuosa is a large and vigorous, erect evergreen bamboo forming dense clumps of glossy dark green canes, red-flushed purple in a sunny position. Tufts of short, densely leafy shoots. Leaves oblong, to 20cm, rich dark green above, glaucous beneath
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun or light dappled shade. May remain clump-forming in colder areas, poor or dry soils but can become invasive in warm, moist or favourable conditions and need restraining ; see bamboo control and bamboo cultivation
Propagate by young rhizome cuttings and the division of established plants in Spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens
Pruning Remove weak, dead, damaged or spindly stems in spring and thin to show off stems to best effect. Cut out any flowering shoots promptly to discourage more from forming - see bamboo cultivation
Pests Slugs may damage new shoots
Generally disease free
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