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Similar on many points to Fargesia Robusta Campbell
Origin Of Fargesia Scabrida Asian Wonder
In the spring of 1997, Kimmei Nursery received a parcel sent by a Chinese collector. At the opening, he found a box that was savagely broken with a root ball inside with two bamboo sticks of 2cm diameter. According to this collector this subject was found in Pingwu in northern Sichuan, at an altitude of 2700 meters, which foreshadowed a reasonable hardiness.
It is recognizable at first sight, with its fine but solid, dark stubble and colorful sheaths. Compared to other bamboos of the genus, its narrow, pendulous leaves are very dark and more erect, adult, arching only at its end.
The first year the plant produces some fine stubble with reddish sheaths and some long, narrow, graceful leaves.
At the end of a year of growth, the plant begins to produce interesting culms with a diameter of 1/2 cm and a height of 150 cm. This is how this plant adapts quickly.
The following year the plant will produce adult shoots and begin to rise to two meters high. (After two earthen seasons.)
Fargesia Scabrida Asian Wonder is hardy, it adapts well to all regions of France including the sun.
Fargesia Scabrida has a lot in common with Fargesia Robusta Campbell:
- As the early emergence of new shoots, very hairy. (For these two types of plants, late frosts can do damage to these new shoots that have not yet emerged, which was the case this year (late April 2017).
- Fargesia Scabrida Asian wonder tends to produce some stubble at the end of summer.
- The new shoots are very similar between the two varieties except the color that changes they both have hair.
- Following recent DNA research it has been shown that Fargesia Robusta and Fargesia Scabrida are very close to each other.
However, there are three distinctive features that distinguish Fargesia Scabrida Asian Wonder and Fargesia Robusta Campbell
- Adult size differs (3m50 to 4m for scabrida and 4m-4m50 for Robusta).
- Scabrida leaves are narrower and slightly darker.
- The rhizomes of Scabrida rhizomes are larger so the pines can be separated from each other (10-20cm).
Particularity of Scabrida Asian Wonder "Asian Miracle"
- Fargesia Scabrida Asian wonder to open growth as stated above shoots can be spaced from 10 to 20cm.
- Moreover it can be used in isolated, massive or hedge, this fargesia will have need of place to express itself with a diameter on the ground to the adulthood about 1m50.
- The sun is bleaching the new stems they will be deep blue to dark purple it's quite striking. According to some specialist it would be the most recommended fargesia to plant in full sun.
The of Fargesia Scabrida Asian Wonder
- Fargesia with relatively rapid growth (may reach adulthood in 4 years) .
- Easy growing and very good recovery
- Supports full sun
- Varied colors of the plant (shoot, sheath and thatch).
- Ideal for creating hedges
- Non-invasive rhizome pachymorphic
- Named by the Germans "Die Schöne, le Beau"
- Fargesia Scabrida and Fargesi Robusta were both named in 2012 by Rhs AGM (Garden of Merit Award) Link of the Bamboos having this reward
We were inspired by some extracts belonging to Kimmei Nursery.
For more information on bamboo you can find on the lexicon German bambou-lexicon.de more accurate photos of the whole plant Fargesia Scabrida Asian Wonder.