22 July 2021
Fargesia ‘Obelisk’ PBR
A cultivar with a slender habit, obtained as a result of crossing F. nitida and F. murielae, distinguished by a fast growth rate and high frost resistance. An evergreen, clumping (non-invasive) bamboo, it does not require root barriers, and is resistant to diseases and pests. The plant is decorated with green, lanceolate leaves and large, delicately colored bracts on the stems, clearly visible at the base of the plant. The seventy-centimeter high specimen planted in the fall of 2018 at the National Winter-Resistant Bamboo Collection in Pruszków near Warsaw has grown 160 cm and is now 230 cm high. Noteworthy is the high frost resistance of the new variety. The plant can withstand temperature drops down to -25°C. The plant requires semi-shady and shady positions, it grows well in average, slightly acidic garden soils. Leaf curl was observed in specimens planted in full sun. The variety is recommended for use in home gardens, oriental gardens, estate greenery, in the form of individual clumps, groups or hedges.
Breeder: Johan Leendert Verweij, The Netherlands
Market launch: 2016