Semiarundinaria Fastuosa Bamboo Plants – An incredibly popular due to their stately erect habit (Fastuosa), these bamboos are very popular among those in need of evergreen screening.
Native to Japan, Semiarundinaria Fastuosa (common name Narihira Bamboo) is an upright, vigorous evergreen bamboo with incredible merit as a screening or hedging plant. This variety of bamboo is extremely erect and grows in tall, tight vertical clumps, up to 6 metres in fact. In terms of width (or horizontally), these bamboo will grow very tall but only occupy a narrow space. With lovely green culms (bamboo stems) when the plants are young, these turn an attractive red in autumn as the plants mature. Unlike other bamboo, Semiarundinaria Fastuosa tends not to run so it’s perfect for small gardens or indeed narrow spaces where a tall, dense, evergreen screen is required.
Semiarundinaria Fastuosa is a relatively new variety of bamboo. It is a hybrid between widely used Phyllostachys bamboo (contributing to the tallness and erectness) and Pleioblastus (contributing to the thick short branching habit). Its breeding makes it perfect for forming a tall, thick screen while not necessitating much (if any) trimming.
Semiarundinaria Fastuosa is UK hardy. It is versatile in terms of aspect, and will grow in sun as well as in shade.
This bamboo variety can sometimes be slow to propagate and somewhat difficult to source in the UK. Right now, we have very bushy 2-2.25m (6ft 6-7ft 4) bamboos in stock that are just perfect for instant evergreen screening or hedging.