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Fargesia Nitida Black Pearl [Fountain Bamboo]

Fargesia nitida ‘Black Pearl’ is a spectacular fountain bamboo with purply black culms and overarching green foliage. It is a clump-forming bamboo.

It grows well in shade and part shade, an ideal bamboo for north-facing gardens and balconies.

Black Pearl Bamboo features

  • Identity: Fargesia nitida ‘Black Pearl’, Black Pearl Bamboo, Fountain Bamboo.
  • Culm: Coloured, green to purple and black.
  • Leaves: Evergreen, fountain foliage.
  • Mature Height: 3 – 4 metres.
  • Spread: Grow out of the base clump 2 – 3 m, not invasive.
  • Hardiness: – 25 degrees Celsius.
  • Uses: Grows in pots and containers, prefers shade and part-shade.
  • Care: add manure or good organic compost, avoid planting in windy sites.

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Grow black pearl bamboo

The fountain bamboos are from the group Fargesia nitida. They are an adorable group because they have various colours that contrast beautifully with the natural garden colour, green.

The spectacular black pearl matches the light green undergrowth and lighter colours of the built environment.

So, grow this beautiful black bamboo in the backdrop of lighter colours.

Here are 3 tips for choosing a better site for growing Fargesia nitida Black Pearl: 

  • Take a look at the stripy colours of the vegetation (or built environment).
  • Match the colours to the colour dark culms and green leaves of black pearl bamboo.
  • Then, plant the bamboo and pay attention to it in the first summer as it establishes itself.

Cost of Clump-forming bamboo plants

This cost listing below is an estimated price of the common Clump-forming bamboo plants based on the cost of 10 – 20 L pots.

The comparison table shows the price ranges (lowest and highest prices) from over 10 UK online retailers, including the major online market like Amazon and eBay.

Note that the prices are indicative of the costs of packages (P&P) and delivery charges, and are subject to changes. Use this table as a guide.

For more information on prices, check the recent online prices.

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Scientific name

Guided Price Range

Fargesia murielae Simba

£30.00 - £80.00

Fargesia murielae Winter Joy

£40.00 - £70.00

Fargesia murielae Jumbo

£40.00 - £90.00

Fargesia murielae Rufa

£20.00 - £60.00

Fargesia nitida Black Pearl

£30.00 - £70.00

Clumping bamboo Fargesia murielae group: A guide to help you find the right bamboo. (note that the prices range is indicative only. Please, check in-store or online for updated prices.

Guides for growing bamboo

The four articles are packed with information, tips and step-by-step guides for growing bamboo in the UK.

If you want to know how to propagate bamboo plants from seeds or culm and rhizome cuttings or grow bamboo in pots and gardens, you’ll find the info useful. Here are the links!

Bamboo Plants and Supplies

UK Suppliers

Non-invasive Bamboo Collections

Fargesia Bamboo Plants

Black, Green & Yellow Bamboo Plants

Gardening Essentials

Best Hand Tools for Digging Bamboo

Phyllostachys Bamboo Plants

You can find additional insights into bamboo growth requirements & care on our YouTube channel – Amazing Bamboo Plants.

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