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A picture of a Chinese Fountain Bamboo

Chinese Fountain Bamboo

Fargesia nitida

Also known as

Hardy Blue Bamboo, Fountain bamboo, Bamboo

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

1.5m

2.5m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Chinese Fountain Bamboo Overview

This species is a clump-forming bamboo with grey, purple, green culms.

How to propagate Chinese Fountain Bamboo

Seed

Seed in spring or autumn.

Division

By division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Other uses of Chinese Fountain Bamboo

Used for hedging as well as for ornamentation. The woody stems can have many uses.

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