Fargesia scabrida ‘Asian Wonder’

Red Bamboo

(3 customer reviews)

From: £18.95

Beautiful clump-forming bamboo with upright canes to 3m, emerging reddish-purple and slowly fading to green. 

Flourishes in dappled shade with good morning or evening sun for pronounced colour, this is a great plant for hedging or pots given good irrigation and protection from strong winds.

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Origin: China
Genus: Fargesia
Species / Cultivar: scabrida var. 'Asian Wonder'
Common Name: Red Bamboo
Synonym: Sinarundinaria ssp.

Plant Biography

The Fargesia scabrida ‘Asian Wonder’ originates in the highlands of South China and Nothern Vietnam, primarily in the mountainous areas. They are an essential food for the giant pandas.

Because of their clumping habit, many species of Fargesia are used as ornamental plants and new cultivars are brought into commercial cultivation every year.

Though there are over 80 species in this family, genetic analysis have shown that this with some of the Fargesia species it’s a case of ‘convergent evolution’, with different species evolving to have similar looks and behaviours.

Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder'
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Fast
Expect to see prolific growth, especially during growing season.
Water Requirement: High
Likely to require supplementary watering in warmer months, even once established.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun to Part Shade
Enjoys direct sun most of the day, but tolerant of fewer sunlit hours or light dappling.
Eventual Height: 3m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 2m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Hardy
Survives unprotected in an average winter. May need protection in extreme long frosts.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Fargesia scarbrida ‘Asian Wonder’ has a clumping habit, making it ideal for container or open ground planting. They tend to be a more resilient bamboo compared to other members of the family and can grow fairly fast to develop dense clumps.

The Red Bamboo is shallow rooted, therefore mulching to maintain moisture in the soil is highly recommended. It rarely grows over 3 m, with a slight arching habit. The new growth appears purple, maturing into olive green with orange culm sheaths.

When planted in containers, the bamboo will require more frequent watering due to the plants root clump being close to the surface.

Feeding Fargesia plants

All bamboo plants are heavy feeders and periodic application of fertiliser is highly recommended to keep the plants thriving.

Feed with slow release bamboo fertiliser twice a year to encourage strong healthy plants.

3 customer reviews for Fargesia scabrida ‘Asian Wonder’

Great plant. Healthy and well packaged. Even better than I’d hoped for.

Christopher Webb (verified owner)

Nice healthy plant that arrived in good condition. Always get good service from these guys

Martyn C.

Great value plants bought in the sale. Arrived when stated and well packaged. Healthy looking young plants with plenty of shoots.

Wayne Hull