Fargesia nitida Viking is a hybrid bamboo, a cross between Fargesia nitida and murielae. This elegant hybrid clump-forming bamboo is non-invasive, it does not need a barrier because of its tight clump-forming nature.
Perfect for small gardens and pots or containers or grown as a single plant. It prefers partially shaded sites with higher humidity.
Like other Fargesia bamboos, the bamboo ‘Viking’ will thrive in nutrient-rich soil and where there is good moisture.
Best qualities of Fargesia nitida ‘viking’: The foliage and edges can be pruned to give a compacted evergreen hedge, stunning purple to green stems and non-invasive.
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- Name: Fargesia Nitida ‘Viking’.
- Culms: purple to green canes.
- Leaves: slender, dark green, evergreen.
- Max. Height: 2-4 metres.
- Spread: Grow out of the base clump, non-invasive.
- Winterhardiness: – 25 degrees Celsius.
- Uses: Versatile plant- screens, hedges, ornamental, pot, etc.
- Site: Part-shade – south-facing, sunny, good 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.
Benefits of Growing Chinese Fountain Bamboo
The Chinese Fountain Bamboo plants are great for shaded areas. If you have a North-facing garden this group of bamboos will thrive in it.
This exotic Chinese bamboo is also good for screening, creating an evergreen backdrop or growing along an elevated site, but preferably in the shade.
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Here are some articles packed with tips and step-by-step guides for bamboo growers.
- 1. How to propagate bamboos from seeds
- 2. How to propagate bamboos from culm cuttings
- 3. How to propagate bamboos from rhizome cuttings
- 4. Common Fargesia Nitida Group of Bamboo Plants in the UK – Feature
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