Fargesia nitida 'Volcano'
- Height: To Be Determined
- Max. Diameter: To Be Determined
- Hardiness: -29°C (-20°F)
- USDA Zone: 5a
- Light: Partial Shade
Fargesia nitida 'Volcano' is a new generation bamboo produced by the cross-pollination between Fargesia nitida and Fargesia nitida 'Gansu' in 2005. The simultaneous flowering of both these bamboos provided a rare opportunity to produce large quantities of new seedlings.
Fargesia nitida 'Volcano' is one of these new seedlings that exhibit some standout features. Small delicate leaves are held aloft on fairly upright culms, which display a red coloration when exposed to sun. When the culm sheaths fall off, it exposes a vibrant blue bloom underneath. This can produce a very stunning alternating pattern of blue and red culms. The culms then slowly age to a dark purple.
As a new introduction, final dimensions of this bamboo is still not known. As an exciting, new addition in our private bamboo collection, this hardy, clumping bamboo will definitely demand attention.
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Blue and red coloration of culms(Photo by: Carsten Bornemann)