When growing Umbrella Bamboo in pots, choose a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Repot the plant, firming well into the new container, then water well and position in full sun or semi shade. Alternatively plant Umbrella Bamboos directly into borders in any moist, free draining soil. Bamboos dislike poor, dry soils. If your soil is particularly free draining, improve it by adding plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost prior to planting. Choose a sheltered position that is protected from cold, drying winds. Fargesia murieliae spreads via underground rhizomes so is best given space to grow. Alternatively surround the roots with a barrier to restrict the plant's spread.
Feed and water bamboo plants regularly, particularly when grown in containers. Repot into successively larger containers as plants increase in size. Once bamboo plants are established, thin out any weak, damaged or unwanted canes in spring, cutting them back to ground level, and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant. Mature bamboos can be divided in spring if clumps become congested.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.
Just received my plant
By Sarah Berry 04-08-2016
Well, I've only just received my plant and it's green!!! Are you sure the plant changes as it matures?
Thank you very much for your review. I can confirm the Umbrella Bamboo will arrive green but once established and your bamboo begins to mature it will then sprout the red canes. I hope this helps.
By Joan Hinson 19-04-2016
I received my 'Asian Wonder' bamboo last year, it looked nothing like this picture (no red), I gave it the benefit of doubt as its such a small plant, grew it on in the greenhouse over winter. New shoots emerging and all still green, not even a tiny glimmer of red! So disappointed!
Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. The red stems will appear as the plant matures. Please contact our Customer Care Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you.
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