If the bamboo should be hardy

If the bamboo should be hardy

Hardy bamboo varieties at a glance

Anyone who wants to enjoy green leaves in winter should bring evergreen, hardy plants into the garden. Whether free in the garden or as a container plant, these types of bamboo are particularly suitable for this:

  • Fargesia murielae
  • Phyllostachys bissetii
  • Phyllostachys aurea

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Bamboo Fargesia murielae Germany's most popular bamboo

This bamboo is one of the most popular evergreen garden plants in Germany. It convinces with properties such as very hardy, clumps and bushy growing. Compared to the rhizome-forming bamboos, it does not spread underground. It grows like a perennial and is very bushy. Its stalks reach a height of 5 meters. Up to 10 branches with 6 leaves each grow from the nodes of the stalks. This type of growth is recommended for a single planting or for creating a hedge. Other very hardy bamboo plants of the genus Fargesia:

  • Fargesia murielae Standing Stone
  • Fargesia murielae Green Arrows
  • Fargesia nitida is currently in bloom !!!

Phyllostachys bissetii not only for pandas

It tolerates heat, cold, wind and drought better than other varieties with very good winter hardiness. Its good cut tolerance make it an all-rounder for every garden. It reaches a height of 8 meters and is therefore not only suitable as a solitary plant in a bucket, but preferably as a hedge.

Good to know: Bamboo water can be used to brew a tasty tea from its freshly harvested leaves. Its sprouts can be eaten raw or used to refine salads and vegetables.

Panda bears also like to eat it.

Phyllostachys aurea the golden Peking bamboo

Phyllostachys aurea is also called golden Peking bamboo. Its yellow stalks that shimmer golden in the sun are always an eye-catcher. The young stalks take on a reddish color in the sun. It grows up to 7 meters high and is suitable in a pot or as a hedge bamboo.

Phyllostachys aurea, together with Phyllostachys bissetii, is one of the hardest bamboo species. Both can tolerate minus temperatures down to -25 ° C. Like all Phyllostachys species, Phyllostachys bissetii and Phyllostachys aurea also form subterranean root runners and therefore need a rhizome barrier!

What does the winter hardy label say on plants?

  • Not hardy - temperatures around freezing point are only tolerated for a short time or not at all.
  • Moderately hardy - temperatures of -8 ° C to -15 ° C are tolerated for a few days in a protected location.
  • Well hardy - temperatures from -15 ° C to -20 ° C can be tolerated for a few days, depending on the location.
  • Very hardy - temperatures from -20 ° C to -25 ° C are tolerated by the plant for a few days. Not from the leaves! Leaf damage can occur. In spring these leaves fall off and new ones form again.

Tips & Tricks

Water bamboo plants on frost-free days! Make sure that the root area does not dry out or freeze! Otherwise the roots will dry up and die.