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Fargesia nitida


Fargesia nitida is one of the hardiest of all bamboos and is a clumper that is an important food source for the giant panda.

Fargesia nitida is a striking clump-forming bamboo with purple-green to purple-blue new stems, dark green leaves, and an upright habit. It is one of the hardiest of all bamboo. Use it for privacy and screening. This species is an important food source for the giant panda. All members of the genus Fargesia are clumpers and do not produce running rhizomes. Grow in a pot or the ground.

Common Name: Blue Fountain Bamboo


Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 10-15'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mountains from 1900-3200 m in Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai and Sichuan, China.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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