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Fargesia Borinda Angustissima Frosty Bamboo

Fargesia Borinda Angustissima is a highly attractive non-invasive, clump-forming bamboo plant. Its arching culms are covered in beautiful slender green leaves all year round.

Borinda Angustissima is known for its crimson-purple shoots, lime green culms, creamy sheaths and frosty leaves giving it a white powdery appearance. Fantastic as an individual plant or in rows as a privacy screen and hedge.

Characteristics of Borinda Fargesia murielae Angustissima

  • Identification: Fargesia murielae Angustissima, Borinda Angustissima, Umbrella Bamboo.
  • Foliage: Green slender leaves.
  • Culm colour: Lime green arching stems.
  • Height: Medium to tall bamboo, 2 – 4m, fast-growing.
  • Spread: 2 – 3, clump-forming, non-spreading bamboo.
  • Use: Hedge, screen, individual plant, contained spaces.
  • Perennial: 10 -20 years.

Growth requirements

  • Site: Sun to part shade.
  • Soil: loam or sand and clay.
  • Moisture: well-drained moist, do not overwater.
  • Hardiness: – 15 degrees Celsius.

Grow Borinda Fargesia murielae Angustissima

Fargesia murielae Angustissima (commonly known as Borinda Angustissima) is a stunning Fargesia Umbrella Bamboo with fine narrow leaves, lime green arching stems covered with white frosty sheaths.

At 2 -4m, Borinda is of medium height compared to the other Umbrella Bamboo cousins. This clump-forming non-invasive bamboo is best for small hedging and privacy screen.

It also grows well in confined spaces, ideal for small gardens, large pots and containers.
A fantastic plant for terraces and patios where there is enough sun.

Another cousin of Angustissima is the stunning Fargesia Blue Dragon Papyrifera Borinda.

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Buy Fargesia murielae Angustissima Borinda

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Nurture Fargesia Borinda Angustissima

Although bamboo plants are tolerant, there is a number of natural threats. Mitigating these early threats is the best thing to do to protect the new growth. So, growing bamboo requires care and protection, especially when they are newly planted.

Here are the common dangers:

  • New leaves, shoots and rhizomes tips are susceptible to slug attack.
  • Frozen soil can cause damage to the root hairs and rhizomes.
  • Strong winds can damage the new culms.

Protect Borinda Angustissima Bamboo

To avoid the natural threats to your bamboo plants, do these:

Generally, the bamboo plants thrive in well-aerated loam, or sand and loose clay soil but the older plants will require fertiliser and moisture, at least, once in Spring. Check for new shoots, or whether the leaves and soil are in good condition.

This clump-forming bamboo loves moist soil, but the root hairs will decay very quickly in waterlogged soil.

Propagate Fargesia Borinda Angustissima

There are three ways to propagate bamboo plants:

  • from the seeds, or
  • by culm and rhizome cuttings, or
  • by culm separation.

Some people have successfully used the conventional ‘Layering’ as the fourth way to propagate large bamboos. However, propagating bamboos from the cuttings and by separation is, by far, the two popular ways many gardeners use in the UK.

If you are propagating bamboo plants either from the rhizome or culm cuttings or planting a recent purchase, protect the new growths. Add Slug and Snail Killer around the new plants, the slugs can wipe off the tender growths if left unprotected.

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20+ Fargesia Bamboo Varieties

Fargesia murielae Borinda Angustissima is an Umbrella Bamboo similar to the other Fargesia murielae varieties, but with lime-green stems, powdery white sheaths with a peculiar frosty appearance.

Here is a unique selection of the other stunning Fargesia murielae Bamboo plants under the Umbrella Bamboo label.

  1. Fargesia Scabrida Asian Wonder
  2. Murielae Simba Umbrella Bamboo
  3. Fargesia Standing Stone
  4. Jumbo Umbrella Bamboo
  5. Robusta Campbell Umbrella Bamboo

Umbrella Bamboo Fargesia murielae

We did extensive research on the popular bamboo plants in the UK and, carefully, gathered the qualities and features so that you can find the one that suits you.

Our collections here have over 20 Fargesia murielae and Fargesia nitida bamboo plants, follow the links to find out more. Alternatively, use the search bar (on the right) if you are looking for a particular bamboo.

We present the information in a simplified version where you can easily identify the bamboo that suits you.

Variety and Common Name 


Fargesia murielae Simba

Umbrella Bamboo Simba 

Small gardens, pots and containers

Fargesia murielae Winter Joy

Umbrella Bamboo Winter Joy 

Gardens, pots and containers

Phyllostachys nigra

Black Bamboo 

Garden, driveway and privacy screen

Phyllostachys Aureocaulis

Spectabilis Bamboo

Garden, driveway and privacy screen

Bambusa Textilis Gracilis


Privacy screen, hedge, garden feature, pots and containers

Fargesia Murielae

Green bamboo Jumbo

Privacy screen, hedge, garden feature, pots and containers

Giant Timber Bamboo Phyllostachys Bambusoides

Ideal for a walkthrough, large garden, or woodland forest

Garden Bamboo Plants Comparison

Bamboos are amazing plants. They come in various sizes, shapes, colours, and formations.
Although some varieties (Phyllostachys) are invasive, they are manageable. Many varieties thrive in the UK. We list over 50 running and clump-forming bamboo here.

The newly planted bamboo will need attention in the first year of growth, but the established plants are undemanding.

The Fergasia varieties at non-spreading, form clusters of rigorous stems and base clumps. These bamboos are best for small hedges and privacy screens, pots and containers.

Right bamboo for every garden

Our work on bamboo on this site shows that there is, in fact, the right bamboo plant that provides the evergreen perennial effect in the garden or in pots, or in confined spaces.

Bamboo plants are tolerant and tough. For those who love a bit of greenery and cover, these plants are better options. They are fast-growing and longer-lasting.

These fast-growing plants can grow an average of 0.5 – 1.0m in Spring, reaching their full maturity in 3 – 5 years. Interestingly, bamboo remains evergreen for up to 20 years, even more, providing the evergreen cover all year round.

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4 thoughts on “Fargesia Borinda Angustissima Frosty Bamboo”

  1. Frosty Bamboo’s a cold-weather champ! This clumping beauty tolerates frosts and thrives in shade, making it perfect for cooler gardens. Its dark green, pointed leaves add a touch of elegance, and it won’t spread aggressively like other bamboos. Just remember, it prefers well-drained soil and a bit of sunlight dappling through the leaves.

  2. I found out that Frost Bamboo, also known as Fargesia Borinda Angustissima, is a cold-hardy bamboo native to China and Tibet’s mountainous regions. It thrives in cool, damp areas with well-drained soil and tolerates partial shade to full sun. Unlike most bamboos, it won’t spread aggressively thanks to its clumping form. This makes it ideal for smaller gardens. But I wonder, how tall can a Frosty Bamboo typically grow in a home garden setting?

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