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Fountain bamboo

Fargesia nitida

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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 CharacteristicsSlow-growing species with purple hues.

CarePrefers shade from afternoon sun.

PropagationDivide in spring or fall; take rhizome cuttings in spring.

  • Genus : Fargesia
  • Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
  • Plant Width : 10 to 15 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Plant Type : Grasses
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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