Fountain bamboo

Fargesia nitida

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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Fountain bamboo (Fargesia nitida)
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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,
Hedge,
Screening
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Grasses

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