Other Common Names: Fargesia dracocephala ‘Rufa’
Average Height: 10 Feet
Average diameter: 1/2 Inch
Zone: 5-9 (Hardy to -15 degrees Fahrenheit-will not survive in high heat/humidity)
Light Requirements: Sun or Shade
Best Use: Clumping, Decoration, Small Hedge/Screen
Rufa is a short cold hardy bamboo that works great for decorative hedges and small screens. This is a vigorous clumping variety that will quickly fills in small areas. New Rufa canes are green with red sheathes making it a great addition to your garden. A benefit of Rufa is that its leaves don’t curl in the sun and it’s quiet hardy.