Clumping Bamboo

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Clumping Bamboo (Fargesia rufa) is a fast-growing, fine-textured perennial plant with a gorgeous lacy, and iconic form that adds texture and movement to your garden without the worry it will take over your entire landscape!

The slender pointed narrow leaves are a lovely light grassy green with reddish tinges to the stems that start as red-orange shoots that quickly grow into tall and airy leafy stems! Bamboo is a fantastic fast-growing screening plant that puts up 6-10 feet of height and spreads into airy clumps 6-8 feet wide.

Spreading into dense clumps by rhizomes that shoot up into arching canes that quickly grow tall, Dragon Head Bamboo is a confident accent plant. Bamboo is a fantastic fast-growing screening plant that puts up 6-10 feet of height and spreads into airy clumps 6-8 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Not only is Clumping Bamboo, also known as Dragon Head Bamboo, a must-have for Meditation gardens and Asian-inspired garden areas but also looks great around the Pool or outdoor seating areas! Clumping Bamboo works beautifully in planters and containers so even balcony gardeners and decks can enjoy pinpoint privacy and screening around the Pool. Add casters to your planters and create rolling screening that moves where you need it most!

These vigorous growing plants are deer resistant and can be used throughout the partial shade understory and out-of-the-way areas where fast fill and coverage are needed but there are larger trees and shrubs adding shade. Create fast hedges and property division to hide a messy or nosy neighbor, or those more utilitarian landscape aspects!

  • Not Invasive Clumping Bamboo
  • Bright Orange-Red Shoots in Spring
  • Fine-Textured Fast Growing Deciduous Grass
  • Arching Canes Add Height & Motion to the Landscape
  • Screening, Privacy, Fast Filler & Coverage

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This plant is easy to care for and grows nearly anywhere in full sun or shaded conditions. It needs well-drained soil, so create a raised planting bed if you suffer from poor drainage. It's best to avoid the hottest places in your landscape for the best performance. Water carefully to establish, and provide supplemental water during long periods of drought from then on. Prune once a year in late winter before new growth appears. Chop the dried shoots and use them as garden mulch in your other garden beds, or add them to your compost pile.

  • Grows in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moist to Average Watering Needs
  • Prune Back Early Spring
  • Easy Care & Low-Maintenance

Non-invasive Clumping Bamboo will fill your landscape fast with lacy greenery and motion while helping you feel relaxed and refreshed! Order yours today at Nature Hills!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Clumping Bamboo Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-7
Growing Zones 5-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Fargesia rufa
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring