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Not all bamboo are suitable for growing in containers, the best bamboo are slower growing and less vigorous varieties. If the location is partially shady then the Fargesia's particularly, particularly Fargesia nitida and its cultivars make wonderful upright specimens. If you require a lower more bushy plant Fargesia rufa is perfect. If you like your container bamboo to be in a warm sunny position and require height then Phyllostachys auera would be perfect, but remember it will need frequent watering in the summer and re-potting.
Bamboos can make architectural features in containers but do remember they do remember they need to be kept well watered but not standing in water and regularly fed during the growing period. For best results avoid exposed windy locations.
Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Red Panda Fountain Bamboo
Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou' often called 'Red Panda' Fargesia was once a very rare bamboo, fortunately this clumping bamboo is now available all year at Big Plant Nursery. Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou' bamboo was first discovered and collected at Jiuzhaigou Park ...
Fargesia 'Obelisk' (murieliae x nitida)
Fargesia 'Obelisk' is one of the fabulous new generation of hybrid bamboos developed by Fargesia expert Hans Verweij by crossing two different species of Fargesia, murielae and nitida which were coincidently flowering at the same time during 2005. Th...
Fargesia 'Winter Joy' (murieliae x nitida)
Fargesia 'Winter Joy' is one of the fabulous new generation of hybrid bamboos developed by Fargesia expert Hans Verweij by crossing two different species of Fargesia, murielae and nitida which were coincidently flowering at the same time during 2005....
Fargesia demissa 'Gerry'
Black Fargesia Bamboo
Fargesia demissa 'Gerry' is a super new rarely available introduction from Gansu in China which will definately become a popular choice. It has chunky upright open spaced stems which are often a deep black in colour giving the appearance when mature ...
Fargesia denudata 'Lancaster 1'
Fargesia denudata is a fabulous, clump-forming bamboo. This fargesia has characteristic arching, pale green turning to olive green canes and masses of tiny, fresh green leaves. The new canes emerge with a powdery grey bloom and make a spectacular sta...
Fargesia murielae 'Dino'
Muriel's Bamboo/Umbrella Bamboo
Fargesia murielae 'Dino' is a fantastic, very hardy bamboo with bright green stems fading to a yellow-green as they mature. It is an excellent bamboo for a pot, rarely reaching any more than 4 metres in height. Happy in most soils and situations, but...
Fargesia murielae 'Jumbo'
Fargesia murielae 'Jumbo' has a lovely upright but slightly arching habit and makes an excellent specimen bamboo. It's proven to be hardy in cold areas of the northern hemisphere. It has bright green stems fading to a yellow-green as they mature. It...
Fargesia murieliae 'Lava'
Select form of small growing umbrella Bamboo, clump-forming bushy bamboo with deep yellow/green canes eventually arching under the weight of bright green narrow leaves. Sun or part shade. Great for screening and hedging and also containers. Water wel...
A beautiful, dense, clump-forming bamboo with elegant, dark purple black canes and masses of small narrow green leaves. This form is a selected seedling from a recent flowering of Fargesia nitida. Height 4m. Spread 1.5m. Prefers semi shade. Hardy. Wa...
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'
Black Fountain Bamboo
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl' is rightly known as the fountain bamboo by it's graceful habit of upright canes that are held vertically only to arch over at the tips. The effect is further enhanced by the delicacy of the leaves which are produced in p...
Fargesia nitida 'Pillar'
Fargesia nitida, is rightly known as the fountain bamboo by it's graceful habit of upright canes that are held vertically only to arch over at the tips. The effect is further enhanced by the delicacy of the leaves which are produced in profusion. The...
Fargesia nitida 'Shadow Light' (nitida 'Gansu')
A selection of seedlings from 2004 Other: Fargesia nitida bamboo Position: shade to part shade out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds Soil: all soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering Eventual Size: ...
Fargesia nitida 'Volcano'
Red Fountain Bamboo
Fargesia nitida 'Volcano' is a magnificent, non invasive bamboo. This new introduction has fantastic red black canes and dense foliage. Volcano is a good choice of bamboo for a container or can be planted directly into the ground. Creates a superb sp...
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' is one of the most Upright Bamboos, with lovely dull green straight canes, also this Fargesia Bamboo is better suited for a sunny location in the garden, it makes an excellent hedge, with a slightly smaller leave than stra...
Fargesia robusta 'Wolong'
This is one of the most upright Fargesias, with lovely dull green straight canes and slightly larger leaves than Fargesia robusta. The emerging culms are a startling green and show up well against the white culm sheaths in the spring. This bamboo w...
Chinese fountain bamboo
Fargesia rufa, the Chinese Fountain Bamboo is a small to medium sized, non invasive, clump forming bamboo. Fargesia rufa has lush green leaves all year and is useful to gardeners having a dense bushy habit developing into a compact arching specimen ...
Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder'
Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder' is a beautiful clump forming bamboo from China with rusty-orange culm sheaths and reddish stems turning to green in the summer. It is an excellent bamboo for a pot, rarely reaching any more than 3.5 metres in height....
Phyllostachys aurea, the Golden Bamboo or Fishing Pole Bamboo, has dark green canes maturing to a golden yellow. Nice and bushy and excellent as a screen. Will reach a height of between 3.5 and 5 metres. Easy to distinguish from other bamboos by the ...
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
Outstanding gold bamboo from China. Produces thick upright canes which are flushed with red during the summer. Canes can arch gracefully with age. Can reach 4 or more metres, making an impressive specimen. One feature we have noticed at the nursery i...
A very pretty small leaved bamboo with stunning dark new shoots. The resulting new canes tend to be purple-green in colour and are beautifully offset by the pale green leaves. It will be ideal for a container if kept well watered and fed. A lov...
Phyllostachys nigra or the Black Bamboo has to be the most popular and best known of all bamboos. The jet black canes reach around 4 or 5 metres in height and are covered in masses of lush green dainty leaves. The best situation for the black bamboo ...
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henonis'
A lovely olive green stemmed variety of the famous black bamboo Phyllostachys nigra, originating from Japan it is the largest and arguably the hardiest of the Phyllostachys nigra sub-species. Producing striking arching culms up to 4 inches in diamet...