Description of the Bamboo Fargesia Nitida 'Volcano'
Non-marking bamboo (Pachymorphic rhizomes.)
Family: Poaceae, non-tracing Bamboo.
English Name: Fargesia nitida Volcano, Fargesia nitida 'gansou' / nitida '5', Bamboo red fountain, bamboo 'volcano'
Hans Verweij worked from the seeds of fargesia nitida 'gansu' and fargesia nitida '5' to give in 2005 the first releases of fargesia nitida Volcano. Small selection, more and more overhanging (like an erupting volcano), almost spherical. The stems are reddish to black depending on the sunlight. Persistent foliage, outdoor plant and relatively rustic.
Bamboo plantation Fargesia Nitida Volcano
All Fargesia grow much better in soil rich in humus and rich in nutrients. If soils are poor, sandy and very loamy, soils need to be improved. Mix as follows:
If the earth is clay:
Keep 33% of the earth in place.
add 33% peat (preferably blonde) or red sand.
add 33% good quality potting soil.
If the land is sandy:
Keep 50% of the earth in place
Make a good quality potting mix of up to 50%
The addition of clay granules greatly increases the storage of water. Then do not forget to fertilize with bamboo fertilizer. (rich in nitrogen, preferably spread from March to June).
For plants sold in a pot:
It is best to plant from mid-February to early June and from September to mid-December.
For a relatively compact hedge plant a pot every 70-100cm.
Automatic watering the foot the first year is recommended.
Straw on the ground to keep moisture (Mulch, bark, pebbles).
Strong point of Bamboo Fargesia Nitida Volcano
Highly colored (from the second year, those exposed to the sun).
Excellent for forming a hedge.
relatively small foliage
Good growth ability.
supports the size very well.
Likesfor exposure in full sun(Grassenerf.nl, be careful to keep the freshness on the ground).
A recommendable variety, durable and tolerant to the sun.
Non-marking bamboo thanks to pachymorphic rhizomes.
Using Fargesia Nitida Volcano
Potted plant and planter (to be covered in the coldest areas).