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Fargesia nitida Pillar fountain bamboo

    Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’ fountain bamboo has beautiful slender evergreen foliage. It has tight upright stems that go from green to deep dark purple when matured and arched at the tops.

    In the dry season, water well or apply mulch and organic composts.

    Top Qualities of Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’: Deep dark green leaves and tall slender clums, prefers shade, ideal for large pots and containers.

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    Bamboo Fargesia ‘Pillar’ features and care

    • Name/s: Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’, clump-forming bamboo, fountain bamboo.
    • Culms: upright, green turning deep purple almost black.
    • Leaves: slender, evergreen dense foliage.
    • Max. Height: 2 – 3 metres.
    • Max. Spread: 1 – 2 metres, non-invasive, clump-forming.
    • Winterhardiness: – 20 to – 25 degrees Celsius.
    • Uses: single plant, pots and containers, shade plants
    • Care: tolerant of shade, water well in the dry season, requires good soils and moisture.

    Some bamboo plants with similar features are Fargesia rufa, Fargesia nitida gansu and Fargesia nitida ‘Black Pearl. Check this list for all the Fargesias.

    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.

    How to grow fountain bamboo?

    This clump-forming fountain bamboo can grow 3 metres high and is extremely winterhardy –20 degrees Celsius.

    The Nitida Pillar bamboo is highly tolerant of shade, making it the best plant for containers and pots, undergrowth and small gardens.

    It does not like compacted chalky soil and dry areas.

    Use this clump-forming bamboo for screening shady spots. It also grows well in large pots and containers.

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    Types of Fargesia Nitida Bamboo plants

    We featured 7 common types of the Nitida group. A spectacular non-invasive bamboo plant, it will not send its shoots away from the parent plant.

    The clumps form a dense upright wall to support the ‘fountain’ foliage.

    Fargesia nitida fountain bamboo plant is among the stunning Fargesia bamboos in the UK, owing their names to the appearances of the evergreen fountain-like foliage and coloured stems.

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