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Fargesia dracocephala Rufa (Dragon's Head Bamboo)

Rusty red stem sheaths that drop to reveal green-blue stems that turn a bright green as they mature. Long, elegant green leaves adorn the tall upright culms in an open, draping habit. Fast growth rate. Columnar habit.

Blooms mid-spring to early summer
6-10 ft tall x 6-8 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture