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Fargesia nitida (Bamboo, Fargesia)

Fargesia nitida (Bamboo, Fargesia)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Grass, Evergreen
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Dark green Foliage
Care Medium - high - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Fargesia nitida Description

This Fargesia grows taller than others in its Genus so you get a fine display of canes with masses of frothy light green leaves atop. The entire bush retains a reasonably compact form so you get the best of both worlds. In short tall, but not too tall and good looking too!


Fargesia nitida - Cultivation Notes

This popular evergreen bamboo grows best in light shade in moist fertile soils. It is larger than other Fargesia growing to around 3 metres. Avoid planting in exposed area in excessive sunny dry locations full. Ideal for nautralistic woodland planting or at the back of a border for tall screening.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Fargesia nitida:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Fargesia nitida

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Invasive top growth
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Fargesia nitida:

  • Fast growing evergreen plant ideal for screening
  • Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot
  • Ornamental grass ideal for drift planting in a sunny spot

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