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Fargesia murielae Jumbo Umbrella Bamboo

Fargesia murielae Jumbo qualities: Fast-growing, tall Umbrella Bamboo, evergreen foliage and light green culms, grows well in contained spaces, likes sun to part shade.

This clump-forming bamboo thrives in pots and containers, ideal for terraces, balconies and patios. Also an excellent choice for an individual plant or a garden centrepiece.

Bamboo features

  • Identification: Fargesia murielae ‘Jumbo’, Umbrella Bamboo.
  • Foliage: Lime green, broad leaves.
  • Culm colour: Tall yellowish-green arching stems.
  • Height: 3 – 5m, fast-growing.
  • Spread: Clump-forming, non-spreading bamboo.
  • Use: Hedge, screen, individual plant.

Growth requirements

  • Site: Sun to part shade.
  • Soil: well-drained moist, loam or sand and clay.
  • Hardiness: – 15 degrees Celsius.

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Grow Jumbo Umbrella Bamboo

Fargesia murielae Jumbo is one of the popular Umbrella Bamboo plants to grow in the mild temperate region including the UK. This clump-forming bamboo can grow to 5m, producing beautiful lime green leaves and greenish-yellow culms.

The Fargesia murielae Jumbo is, in fact, a very versatile plant fit for many purposes both indoor and outdoor. Its fast-growing nature makes it the best candidate among the Fargesia murielae variety for hedges and screens.

Arching stems and evergreen foliage gives the ‘umbrella’ effect when planted as an individual plant or as a garden centrepiece.

Jumbo Bamboo is not massive at all compared to other large bamboo plants. But it is a tall plant if you compare it to the Fergasia murielae and Fargesia nitida varieties. It is a well-behaved non-invasive bamboo, best for terraces, patios, small gardens and ceramic/clay pots and containers. Grow where there is sun and this plant will reveal all its features.

Nurture Fargesia murielae Bamboo Plants

Growing bamboo in a non-native climate requires care and protection, especially when they are newly planted.

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. Here are the common dangers:

  • The 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 Fergasia Murielae Bamboo Plants

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

The Jumbo Bamboo plants do not need fertilisers if you are using nutrient-rich soil. Generally, bamboo plants thrive in well-aerated loam, sand and loose clay soil.

This clump-forming bamboo loves moist soil, but not waterlogged soil because the root hairs will decay very quickly in it, not what you’d want to see.

Propagate Fargesia murielae Jumbo

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 conventional ‘Layering’ as the fourth way to propagate large bamboo. 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. As mentioned, slugs can wipe off the tender growths if left unprotected.

20+ Fargesia Bamboo Varieties

Fargesia murielae ‘Jumbo’ (umbrella bamboo) is a tall arching, clump-forming bamboo, closely resembling Fargesia nitida varieties, but with yellowish-green stems.

These 5 Fergasia Bamboo plants have features similar to the Umbrella Bamboo ‘Jumbo’.

  1. Rufa Bamboo
  2. Nitida Black Pearl
  3. Robusta Campbell
  4. Nitida Jiuzhaigou Bamboo
  5. Fargesia Scabrida Asian Wonder 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.

Check out our collections of over 20 Fargesia murielae and Fargesia nitida bamboo plants on our Featured Bamboo page. 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

Clump-forming Bamboo Plants

Bamboos are amazing plants. They come in various sizes, shapes, colours, and formations.

Although some varieties (Phyllostachys) are invasive, they are manageable. They need care when they are newly planted. Once establish, you only have to check on them and enjoy the evergreen plant.

The Fargesia clumping bamboo plants are non-spreading, forming clusters of rigorous stems and clumps. There are best for small hedges and privacy screens. They thrive in pots and containers, and in small spaces like the terrace and balconies.

Someone said, ‘there is just the right bamboo for every garden’. We believe that is true. These fast-growing plants can grow an average of 0.5 – 1.0m in Spring, reaching their full maturity in 3 – 5 years.

 Garden Bamboo Plants YouTube

We tend to our bamboos over the years and provide the care and protection they need. Apart from the Slugs eating the bamboo plants, they are thriving.

If you are a bamboo grower and want to connect, we are active on YouTube.

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