Name: FARGESIA rufa
Common name(s): Rufa Bamboo
Height: 6′ Spread: 4-5′ Zone: 5
Details/Description: This well-behaved, medium height bamboo is a new introduction from China, and is still very rare in cultivation. It appears to be hardier than most other species. In spring and early summer, the new shoots are clothed with wine-tinged sheaths, which drop off to reveal olive-green, polished canes. The foliage is darker than most other Fargesias and the plant has a slightly open habit. Perfect if you need a smaller specimen for a small garden or courtyard planting. Grows well with morning sun and afternoon shade. Needs no containment to prevent its spread.