Fargesia frigida KR4059
(syn. Fargesia frigidorum or Borinda frigidorum)
A very hardy, non-running, bamboo collected by Keith Rushforth and introduced via Ness Botanic Garden.
Plentiful upright canes, forming a dense, clump about 8ft. (3m) high or more.
Its dense upright habit and mature height of 8/12ft. (3/3.5m) make it ideal as an easily managed screen.
Small, bright green leaves.
When introduced it was originally expected to shed its foliage in winter but plants on the nursery have shown no sign of this and a specimen in the Manchester area has retained its leaves for seven consequetive winters. It may of course be deciduous in very cold winters.but new leaves are quickly produced in spring.
Has tolerated -23C.
The culms are thin and slightly arching, becoming yellowish with age. They initially have a blueish waxy bloom and the persistent culm sheaths are tinted with red.
Probably best in full sun.
The very fresh green spring foliage and rounded habit of this species make it a very desirable specimen plant with good potential for screening.
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