Fargesia murielae ‘Dino’ is a fantastic, very hardy bamboo with bright green stems turning yellow-green as it matures. It is an excellent bamboo for planting in pots and containers, rarely reaching any more than 5 metres in height.
This clumping bamboo will thrive in most situations, but preferably in well-drained moist soil. Tolerant of shade and a very reliable clumping bamboo.
- Name: Fargesia murielae ‘Dino, Bambus Dino
- Foliage: Evergreen, upright.
- Culm: light green with shiny brown sheath, turning yellow.
- Height: 3 – 5m.
- Spread: 0.5 – 2m, clump-forming.
- Site: Full sun, part shade and shade.
- Soil: Well-drained moist soil.
- Moisture: Well-drained and moist.
- Hardiness: Fully hardy bamboo.
- Use: ornamental plant, pots and containers, landscaping, architectural, individual plant.
How to grow Fargesia murielae Dino?
1. Cultivate in pot and container
Fargesia murielae ‘Dino’ is a tough plant it will thrive in contained spaces where conditions are suitable. This bamboo is great as a windshield or for privacy screening your apartment or terrace. Water well and ensure the soil remains moist until the new bamboo plants are well established in the pots or containers.
2. Cultivate in garden
This clumping bamboo is a standout in the garden due to its long culms, pointy tips and brown shiny sheaths.
Unmistakable among other vegetation and plants in the garden, Dino is a great ornamental bamboo with its evergreen foliage. This bamboo is a good addition as either a garden centrepiece or decoration.
3. Propagate clumping bamboo ‘Dino’
This clumping bamboo is best propagated by clump-base separation.
Bamboos, like other plants, will require attention to grow well. The 6 pointers below put in perspective what you can do to ensure that your clumping bamboo, Fargesia murielae ‘Dino’, remains healthy. (In this other article. we provide a detailed guide to Bamboo Care and Maintenance, it gives further details for Before and After Care, you should provide for your bamboos)
Trim the old culms to promote new healthy growth or new shoots to control the clumping bamboo Dino from spreading, often done once or twice a year to keep the plant under control.
Pruning bamboo is intensive work compared to thinning bamboo. Dig and remove the parts of the bamboo that have outgrown the allocated space, also an ideal time to take the bamboo divisions for replanting. Often done after 4 or 5 years.
3. Pests and diseases
Bamboos are tolerant to pests and diseases in the UK, however, slugs like the new shoots and leaves. If you a planting a new Fargesia murielae ‘Dino’ or expecting fresh growth in Spring, always add Slug and Snail Pellets to protect them.
Bamboos do not need fertilisers regularly, but the old plants will benefit from the added nutrients. The NPK fertilisers or any that is high in nitrogen are ideal options.
Mulching is a highly recommended care and maintenance job to keep the soil moist and protect the bamboo from frost and frozen soils.
Always use the bamboo leaves as mulch since they contain silicon which is naturally high in nitrogen. Organic mulch such as tree barks, grass cuttings mixed with twigs and branches are also great bamboo mulch.
The best time for mulching is early in Spring before the new bamboo shoots come out; or late in Autumn when you expect cold Winter.
Where to buy Fargesia murielae ‘Dino’?
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3 bamboos similar to Murielae fargesia ‘Dino’
Some of our visitors suggested that we create a list of bamboos that have similar features to the bamboos we are featuring in each article. We feel that this is a great suggestion because it makes it easier to cross-reference these bamboos when making comparisons.
So, we are listing 3 bamboos that are similar to the Fargesia murielae ‘Dino’. The similarities are based on 5 important factors: the type (either running or clumping), height, foliage, hardiness and use.
1. Fargesia murielae ‘Standing Stone’ (Height: 5m, upright bamboo Spread: 2 – 3m, clumping bamboo)
2. Fargesia murielae Angustissima Height: 5m, upright bamboo Spread: 2 – 3m, clumping bamboo)
3. Fargesia Scrabrida Asian Wonder (Height: 5m, upright bamboo; Spread: 2 – 3m, clumping bamboo)
We also featured a special group of Award-Winning Bamboo Plants. These bamboos received the RHS Merit Award in the UK and other Bamboo Awards for their notable garden features. If you are having difficulty selecting bamboo, this group of bamboo plants will not disappoint you.
The clump formers are non-invasive bamboos, however, clumpers in pots and containers will require repotting after 4 or 5 years.
Realistically, it is often hard work removing the bamboos from a pot or container when they’ve filled out the space.
Perhaps it is important to select the right pots before planting your bamboo plants. The best pots for planting bamboos have stable bases and opened tops – here is a Guide to Selecting the Right Pot for planting the Running and Clumping Bamboos.
In addition, the clumping bamboos in the garden do not grow out of the allocated space as the running bamboos do. Nevertheless, they tend to expand around the base. This clumping habit is visible as the new shoots grow into culms and the underground base-buds thicken.
In such cases, you’ll have to prune the whole plant which is also the ideal time to get new plant divisions and bamboos sticks.
Fargesia murielae Dino
All in all, the Fargesia murielae ‘Dino’ is a stunning bamboo to grow in pots or use as landscaping and architectural plants in the garden.
At G.B.P, our goal is to provide the right information for selecting the right bamboo to grow in the garden and in pots and containers. Based on our experience, we also offer bamboo growers’ tips and guides on how to provide the right care and maintenance for bamboo plants. You can see most of our work on Amazing Bamboo Channel on YouTube.