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Chinese Fountain Bamboo 'Volcano'

Fargesia nitida 'Volcano' has beautiful, dark red to black canes and an upright habit

Chinese Fountain Bamboo 'Volcano'


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Product information "Chinese Fountain Bamboo 'Volcano'"

Fargesia nitida 'Volcano' forms a beautiful contrast between the dark red, almost black canes and the green leaves.

This small bamboo grows upright to 2.5 m; the beautiful, dark-coloured canes stand close together and have green leaves.

An upright bamboo with a low growth height

The garden bamboo 'Volcano' is an ambitious extension of the range of small-growing bamboos. The canes grow upright to a height of up to 2-2.5 m; single shoots slightly overhang only in the upper part of the plant. The canes are bluish at first, but soon become dark red to almost black and they interact very nicely with the lush, green leaves. Since all fargesias do not form rhizomes, but rather clumps, they grow very compact and the diameter is about 1 to 1.5 m. Another advantage of the rhizome-free growth is that there is no uncontrolled spreading which can be observed in other bamboos. This bamboo therefore does not need an extensive and expensive rhizome barrier in order to prevent spreading.
For sunny to shaded sites

The Fargesia nitida 'Volcano' can be used in sunny and shaded areas; in hot areas it can be advantageous to spread a layer of pine bark on the root ball in order to reduce the heating of the soil. The soil should be loose and nutritious. The umbrella bamboo 'Volcano' is very hardy and tolerates temperatures down to -25°C without problems. In the winter, the temperature is hardly a problem for the wintergreen bamboo, but rather the winter sun. The leaves, which stay on the bamboo during the winter, evaporate water, but none can be supplied by the frozen soil and drought damage occurs. The bamboo itself protects itself against these damages by rolling its leaves and thus reduces the evaporation. In the case of container plants, it is important that the bamboo is protected from a strong winter sun and should also be watered on frost-free days. If the umbrella bamboo grows too high, it can easily be cut. Simply remove the stalks just above ground level or at the desired height.
Can also be used as a container plant
Due to the low growth height and the dense vegetation, Fargesia nitida 'Volcano' is very well suited as a potting plant. Low hedges or solitary plantings can also be designed with this bamboo. Due to the striking colour of the canes and the beautiful contrast to the leaves, this umbrella bamboo offers interesting design possibilities.
Short description of Fargesia nitida 'Volcano'

Growth: Very upright, slightly rounded tips

Final size: 2.5 m high and 1.5 m wide

Flowers: Flowering rhythm of 80-130 years, dies after flowering

Canes: Dark red to almost black

Leaves: Wintergreen

Use: As a solitary plant, in groups, containers
  • Final height 140cm to 3m
  • Final width 100cm to 160cm
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Fragrance slightly scented
  • Use for containers, as a structural plant, as a hedge, for group plantings, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moist, dry, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location shade, partial shade, full sun
  • Leaf Colour green

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