Fountain bamboo Fargesia nitida Photo/Illustration: Chris Curless 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Fountain bamboo (Fargesia nitida) far-JEEZ-ee-ah NIT-ih-dah Synonyms: Arundinaria nitida Genus: Fargesia This striking clump-forming bamboo, with olive-purple stems, dark green leaves, and an upright habit, is suitable for screening. May be grown in a container if provided with adequate moisture. Noteworthy Characteristics: Slow-growing species with purple hues. Care: Prefers shade from afternoon sun. Propagation: Divide in spring or fall; take rhizome cuttings in spring. Overview Height 10 ft. to 15 ft. Spread 10 ft. to 15 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Slow Grower Light Part Shade Only Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Showy Foliage Uses Beds and Borders, Screening Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Tolerance Deer Tolerant Type Grasses Fargesia nitidaView the discussion thread.