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Growing Zones: 7-9
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

5-6 ft.


Partial Sun


8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:

Very Good

Botanical Name:

Fargesia rufa

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The Perfect Bamboo for Small Areas

Bamboo is rapidly gaining popularity in the landscaping world because of its incredibly fast growth and unique form.

The new "Sunset Glow" green bamboo is one of the most popular dwarf varieties... making it perfect for small areas.

Maturing up to just 6-8 ft. tall, the Sunset Glow bamboo is perfect around gardens, patios, or when lining your property.

This is perhaps the easiest-to-grow bamboo variety available. It's incredibly cold-hardy, growing in zones 5-9 and withstanding temperatures as cold as -20° F.

It's even tolerant of harsh sunlight, heat and drought conditions. In fact, its leaves won't curl up and shrivel due to lack of water... unlike other needy bamboo varieties.

The Sunset Glow's deep green foliage really stands out against its orange-red stems, which makes it a colorful accent plant.

This bamboo variety is non-aggressive and non-invasive. It won't run all over your yard like "running" bamboos... it "clumps", meaning its much more easy to maintain.

We're finding that homeowners are falling in love with this new variety.

It's a recent addition, but we're already running low on quantity, so be sure to reserve your bamboo plants now.

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Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
Growth Rate
I am not sure what to expect from this bamboo
i received these plants on time. I planted them and placed in my porch. They look green and healthy at the beginning but now they do not look healthy and some of leaves turned yellowish. I am not sure they are supposed be this way during winter or they are having problems.
February 5, 2015
over 2 years ago
the bamboo is alive and doing wsell
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
Plant didnt look great the 1st year but after becoming established seems to be looking much better then last year..
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
Growth Rate
Great start, fills in well
Bamboo is doing great, has filled in the large container well and quickly. Looking forward to some color variation down the road.
July 26, 2015
1 year ago
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Truly, I can not answer any question as of yet! My plants arrived healthy and I have planted them! I am doing a major re-landscaping job and these will be a privacy hedge. in the future, I would like to purchase a few more to add along the South East wall of my house to hide the outside wall to the house due to the SUN! I like the pictures I have seen and due to they being Non-aggressive / Non-invasive they should work out just wonderful!
August 11, 2015
1 year ago
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ood Buy
Have has the bamboo for about a month. It is now starting to turn green and grow some.
May 17, 2016
Roanoke, VA
8 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Sunset Glow Bamboo

Sunset Glow Bamboo Planting Diretions Plant your Sunset Glow Bamboo in an area that's protected from high winds and receives full to partial sunlight. For a hedge or privacy screen plant your Sunset Glow Bamboo plants about 3 feet apart.

Sunset Glow Bamboo will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Depending on your climate water your Sunset Glow Bamboo 2 - 5 times a week. Don't over saturate your soil. Your Bamboo will need more water in drier climates.

Early every Spring and Fall fertilize your Sunset Glow Bamboo with a slow release fertilizer that's high in nitrogen. Standard lawn fertilizers that are high in nitrogen work very well.

Questions & Answers

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Tired of looking at my neighbor, Hoping this turns out well. If so, I'll be back for a few more.
Pamela F on Apr 21, 2016
Clumping ,Dwarf so it shouldn't grow into the power line. Hedge
P. F on Apr 17, 2016
Tired of looking at my neighbor, Hoping this turns out well. If so, I'll be back for a few more.
Pamela F on Apr 21, 2016
Should do well in containers for a privacy screen.
Greg M on Apr 18, 2016
Clumping ,Dwarf so it shouldn't grow into the power line. Hedge
P. F on Apr 17, 2016
size able to prune cover bottom of deck
Jennifer K on Apr 13, 2016
Property is decorated in Japanese gardens
paul b on Apr 13, 2016
im looking for a fast growing clumping bamboo to give an oasis type of feel to my backyard while trying to obtain a privacy and sound blocker as fast as possible
Samantha J on Mar 28, 2016
I was looking for a new year round potted plant
Tony M on Mar 27, 2016
I am told this bamboo is noninvasive. That is what I need around my pool.
Robert P on Mar 24, 2016
ALEJANDRO T on Mar 20, 2016
Hopes it goes well in my garden. Clumping a plus.
Ada J on Mar 13, 2016
friend had one and liked it so we thought we would try on our patio
Jim S on Mar 11, 2016
Keep green for winter
XINGGUO H on Mar 8, 2016
privacy screen - fast growing
David D on Nov 5, 2015
Just like the plant
Charles B on Nov 4, 2015
Should do well in containers for a privacy screen.
Greg M on Apr 18, 2016
size able to prune cover bottom of deck
Jennifer K on Apr 13, 2016
Are all of your bamboo plants non-invasive?
DeAnne C on May 31, 2014
Sunset Glow Bamboo
Sunset Glow Bamboo
Black Bamboo
Black Bamboo
Multiplex Bamboo
Multiplex Bamboo
Golden Bamboo
Golden Bamboo
BEST ANSWER: I bought 3 multiplex bamboo and they are noninvasive. I purchased the multiplex because it was recommended to me by the director of our botanical gardens as being noninvasive.
Can it grow in a container 20" in diameter? On a deck in NYC?
Amy M on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It can and will grow in such container, but it will limit how much it will grow. I have two plants in terracota pots on my deck, in Massachusetts. If winter is too harsh I'll just bring them inside the house.
I have a septic tank,will that interfere with the growth of the plant?
pamela d on Jan 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Since this bamboo maxes out at 6-8 feet or slightly bigger, I would avoid planting it within 8 to 10 feet of your septic tank. Though the roots are probably too shallow to damage your tank, if you ever have to have any repair work on yourtank, it would be a major problem to get to it through the dense bamboo.
I am living in pa how to take care glow bamboo outside?
maria k on Oct 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: As soon as I received my tiny bamboo tree, I put it in a container with water just to cover the roots. The next day I planted my tree following the instructions they sent me with the tree. My tree is growing strong.
is this OK for zone 10?
John H on Jun 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Zone 10 would be pushing it. This Bamboo is recommended for zones 5 - 9.
How far apart do I grow the sunset glow bamboo?
Maria B on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It's supposed to get to approximately 8 ft wide. It all depends how thick a hedge you want if that what you are trying to do. If you want it really dense to create privacy or a wall type appearance I'd go every 5 feet.
How well does this plant do in occasional strong winds?
rockchew on Sep 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Good I guess. I've had mine for over a year and they are still only a foot tall. The Vegas wind doesn't really affect them at that height.
What is the ideal planting time of year in central Virginia? And, is Sunset Glow my best option for filling in a 500 square foot sunny area?
Bruce B on Aug 19, 2015
You can plant that now and it should have enough time to acclimate. Otherwise you will want to wait till spring to get it planted. May I suggest adding some of the Black Bamboo as a companion. It is quite stunning together. Happy Gardening
Do you plant all 6 stalks together, all separate, or can 3 be planted together? Would like to use as a privacy fence, in-between trellises w/ flowing vines.
Amy2015 on May 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I only planted one stalk. It took about a year for the plant to grow bigger and taller, I think it's because the soil is very rocky. I personally recommend you to lieave a 6" to 12" space between the stalks. The plants will fill the space between them.
How tall is the bamboo (stalk height) in the potted 2yr?
Eric F on Aug 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I bought and planted mine in mid June, approximately 2 months ago. The stalks are varying heights with above ground heights ranging from 12-36 inches. I fertilized with grass fertilizer as I read on the internet. The growth rate has not been fast, but the plant is pretty.

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