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. This clump-forming fountain bamboo can grow 3 metres high and is extremely hardy at temperatures below –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 building soil or very dry sites. Use this clump-forming bamboo for screening but prefers large pots, containers and shades.
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
- Identification: Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’, clump-forming bamboo, fountain bamboo.
- Culms: upright, green turning deep purple almost black.
- Leaves: slender, evergreen dense foliage.
- Mature Height: 2 – 3 metres.
- Spread: 1 – 2 metres, non-invasive, clump forming.
- Hardiness: – 20 to – 25 degrees Celsius.
- Use: single plant, pots and containers.
- Care: tolerant of shade, water well in the dry season, requires good soils and moisture.
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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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.
7 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 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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- 1. How to propagate bamboos from seeds
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- 3. How to propagate bamboos from rhizome cuttings
- 4. Common Fargesia Nitida Group of Bamboo Plants in the UK – Feature
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