Fargesia nitida is one of the hardiest of all bamboos and is a clumper that is an important food source for the giant panda.
Fargesia nitida is a striking clump-forming bamboo with purple-green to purple-blue new stems, dark green leaves, and an upright habit. It is one of the hardiest of all bamboo. Use it for privacy and screening. This species is an important food source for the giant panda. All members of the genus Fargesia are clumpers and do not produce running rhizomes. Grow in a pot or the ground.
Common Name: Blue Fountain Bamboo
Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Mountains from 1900-3200 m in Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai and Sichuan, China.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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