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Red Margin Bamboo
Red Margin Bamboo Grows well in Ashburn! Out Of Stock
Red Margin Bamboo

Poaceae Phyllostachys Rubromarginata None

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Grows InZone 5A · -20° to -15° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Heat
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height30' to 40', 40' to 50'
Average Width.5' to 1'
Additional Information About Red Margin Bamboo


Red Margin Bamboo has beautiful green canes with long nodes. It's a very cold hardy bamboo that makes a great screen and is growing well in USDA Zone 5 and warmer. It is doing well above 5000 feet in Denver, CO. It will provide a screening effect even in densely shaded areas. The culm (cane) sheaths are olive color with fine reddish striping. The culm sheath borders have the pronounced red margin. Sheath auricles and oral setae are absent. The ligule is dark red in color. Handles salt spray well. Culms are tough but easy to split for use in weaving.

Red Margin is a running bamboo, which means it spreads. Bamboo can be easily controlled in a small area (a normal city yard) simply by mowing or stepping on the young shoots. Keep in mind that running bamboo only puts up new shoots for a short time each year, and when they are "shooting", the new plants are very fragile and easy to destroy.  New shoots could also be used for culinary purposes and cooked, much like asparagus.  Root pruning, a Bamboo Root Barrier or growing plants in above- or below-ground containers are other methods to control spread.

Gardener Direct also carries Bamboo fertilizer and planting soil containing Biochar, a highly porous material that allows for long term water and nutrient holding capabilities. 


Containers/Pots: Poor
Crafts: Good
Edible: Good
Hedge: Too tall
Indoor: Too large
Ornamental: Excellent
Privacy Screen: Good
Wood Quality: Good


USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5-11
Type: Running
Height: Up to 60'
Spread: 10'+ with no control
Culm Diameter: 3"
Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil: Average
Growth Rate: Fast



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by Kevin - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Looks great and growing. .. love the way they shipped it.

Reply from Gardener Direct:

Hi Kevin - Thanks for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your review. We're happy to hear that you were pleased with the quality of the bamboo and the packaging. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can do for you. We're at your service!

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