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Fargesia Scabrida Asian Wonder

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Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder Garden Qualities: Bamboo Asian Wonder has an outstanding culm colouration, evergreen clump-forming bamboo. Ideal for hedge, privacy fence or large pots and containers. Asian Wonder thrives in the UK, is tolerant to seasonal changes and different soil types. The new shoots require protection from slugs.

Common Features of Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder

  • Identification: Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder, Fargesia robusta ‘Asian Wonder’, Red Umbrella Bamboo.
  • Foliage: slender green drooping leaves.
  • Culm colour: Beautiful purplish red, matures to green.
  • Height: Small-medium bamboo, reaches 3m.
  • Spread: Clump-forming, non-invasive bamboo.

Growth requirement

  • Site: Full sun to partial shade, colouration not prominent in shade.
  • Soil: well-drained, moist soil.
  • Use: Hedge, narrow privacy fence, large pot and containers.
  • Hardiness: very hardy, tolerant to -20 degrees Celsius.

Where to Buy Bamboo Plants in the UK

Here are the reputable UK Home and Garden retailers where you can get your bamboo plants from. To buy bamboo, click on the link/s where you’ll be directed straight to the Bamboo page.

Bamboo Plants, Tools & Roots Barrier

UK Sales

Phyllostachys Bamboos

Clump-forming Bamboos

Black Bamboo Plants UK

Bamboo-based Natural Products

Hand Tools & Roots Barrier

To help you choose the right bamboo, we provide a complete Guide to Selecting Bamboo Plants. The neat sequence of 6 questions leads you to the right plant! Read and Download the guide.

Grow Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder

Fargesia Asian Wonder is a clump-forming Umbrella Bamboo, also known as the Fargesia Robusta Asian Wonder. This bamboo is a standout among the Fargesia group due to its beautiful stem colouration which starts purplish bright red and eventually changes to green as it matures.

The thick drooping leaves and upright culms are ideal for garden hedging or natural privacy fencing. It is also an excellent choice as an individual plant and large pots and containers.

This clump-forming evergreen bamboo thrives in well-drained moist soil. It does not like compacted soils or very dry soil.

The leaves and culms colouration are prominent where there is enough sun. To get the best of this bamboo, plant it where there is enough sunlight. Ideally, away from the shade of larger three and other undergrowth.

If you grow Fargesia Asian Wonder in pots and containers, ensure that it receives enough light.

Bamboo Care

Asian Wonder, like other Umbrella Bamboo plants, is tolerant to different soil types and seasonal weather changes.

Although this bamboo is undemanding, it will need care. Its roots and leaves are susceptible to dry soil conditions and frozen soil.

If the bamboo leaves turn yellow or curl, or the culms browning indicate that the soil

  • lacks nutrients, or
  • is too dry, or
  • is compacted.

Take immediate action to revive your bamboo before the new bamboo growths appear in Spring.

Add fertilisers or organic mulch such as bark or grass cuttings mixed with bark and twigs to keep the soil moist. Do something to improve the soil condition.

Bamboo protection

Here are some pointers for protecting bamboo when planting a new plant or propagating the cuttings. Although bamboo plants are undemanding, the new plants and tall plants are susceptible to natural threats.

Here are some tips for protecting Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder

  • Grow the bamboo away from windy locations.
  • Slugs like the new shoots and rhizome tips. Add Slug and Snail Killer (early in Spring) to protect the new growths.
  • Apply NPK or organic fertiliser and mulch (early in Spring).
  • Prune and remove old culms (4 – 5 years old) to promote new growth.
  • Tie back or direct new culms into the cluster (Base-clumps).

Slugs and Snails Killer

Feeds and Fertilisers

Rhizomes/Roots Barrier

Heavy Duty Pots and Planters

Propagate Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder

There are four ways to propagate bamboo. Propagation by:

  • Seed,
  • Culm and Rhizome Cuttings,
  • Culm-base Separation, or
  • Conventional Branch Layering.

Propagating the Umbrella Bamboo plants by separation is probably the most reliable method in the UK, it gives the best result too.

Most Fargesia bamboo plants, including newly introduced varieties like Scabrida Asian Wonder, are tolerant to pests and diseases in the UK. Nevertheless, the new shoots and rhizomes tips are prone to slugs attacks. In fact. slugs love the tender new growths.

When propagating bamboo plants, protect the new growths by adding Slug and Snail Killer. The slugs can wipe off the tender growths if left unprotected. (This video shows Slugs damaging new bamboo shoots in one visit).

20+ Fargesia Bamboo Varieties

Umbrella Bamboos Fargesia scabrida Asian Wonder and Simba are known to have been in Europe, a fairly recent inclusion to the Fargesia nitida and Fargesia Murielae varieties.

Unsurprisingly, these bamboo plants are growing in popularity and favourites among many UK gardeners.

Here are 6 umbrella bamboo plants that thrive in the UK, ideal for small spaces, gardens and contained spaces:

  1. Fargesia murielae Simba Umbrella Bamboo
  2. Robusta Campbell Umbrella Bamboo
  3. Fargesia murielae ‘Jumbo’
  4. Nitida Obelisk Hybrid Umbrella Bamboo
  5. Fargesia Nitida Winter Joy Fountain Bamboo
  6. Fergasia murielae Standing Stone

Fargesia Umbrella Bamboo Plants

Check out our collections of over 20 Fargesia murielae and Fargesia nitida bamboo plants we featured. We also have extensive Phyllostachys here.

Alternatively, use the search bar (on the right) if you are looking for a particular bamboo.

Variety and Common Name 

Suitability

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

Slender-clump

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

Amazing Garden Bamboo Plants

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

Although some varieties (Phyllostachys) are invasive, they are easily manageable. Once established, you only have to check on them and enjoy the evergreen plant.

The Fergasia murielae varieties are non-spreading, form clusters of rigorous stems and are evergreen all year round. They are best for hedges and privacy screens or in small gardens as ornamental plants.

The Umbrella Bamboo thrives in pots and containers, and small spaces like the terrace and balconies. Interestingly, the hardy plant remains evergreen for up to 15 years, providing the green cover all year round.

Garden Bamboo Plants YouTube and Pinterest

Watching the bamboo hedge dancing in the wind or standing among the white snowfall providing the evergreen cover is a wonderful experience. You can create this experience wherever you are with the right bamboo.

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