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Fargesia nitida Winter Joy Fountain Bamboo

    Fargesia nitida ‘Winter Joy’ is a hybrid plant known by its full name as Fargesia marielae nitida ‘Winter Joy’. It is a stunning new plant that has all the ‘goodies’ from the Fargesia nitida and marielae bamboo plants.

    Bamboo ‘Winter Joy’ is very decorative due to its dark green steams with red undertones.

    In the winter, the light green, small leaves stay on the plant and they are visually appealing even in the winter.

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    Fargesia nitida Winter Joy features

    • Name: Fargesia nitida ‘Winter Joy’, Chinease Fountain Bamboo.
    • Culm: Upright, green and grey, purply pink sheath.
    • Leaves: Evergreen, fountain-forming foliage.
    • Mature Height: 3 – 4 metres.
    • Spread: Grow out of the base clump 2 – 3 m, does not spread.
    • Winterhardiness: – 25 degrees Celsius.
    • Uses: Grow in pots and containers, grows well in shade and part-shade.
    • Care: Add manure or good organic compost, and avoid planting in windy sites.
    • Site: Shade to part shade

    Best qualities of Winter Joy

    This clump-forming bamboo has upright culms with beautiful shades of green and grey. Its leaves are evergreen all year round. It can reach 3 – 4m in height and forms clusters 2 – 3m across.

    Like most Fargesia marielae nitida, the Bamboo Winter Joy grows well in large pots and containers.

    Tolerant to seasonal changes, but prefers a shade to part-shade area; and nutrient-rich soil with good drainage.

    A beautiful purple sheath and greyish-purply pink tall and upright stems, evergreen dense foliage and non-invasive. Great shade plant looks great in winter.

    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 from over 10 UK online retailers, including the major online market platforms like Amazon and eBay.

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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.

    Bamboo plants similar to Winter Joy

    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.

    Make an exotic bamboo garden

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

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