Fargesia nitida Obelisk [Fargesia murielae and Fargesia nitida Hybrid]

Fargesia nitida ‘Obelisk’ is a hybrid bamboo with evergreen leaves and dark tall culms. This clump-forming Fargesia nitida has the best qualities of the parent plants Fargesia murielae and Fargesia nitida.

This beautiful bamboo is known for producing numerous shoots and leaves every year.

Fargesia nitida Obelisk is ideal as a standalone bamboo, makes a great ornamental garden centrepiece. It can also be grown in pots and containers, or as privacy screens and hedges to great effect.

This clump-forming bamboo is hardy and can withstand temperatures to a low -25 degrees Celsius. 

The Obelisk culms can grow to 4m tall and support their dense green foliage. This bamboo thrives in part shade and shade.

Fargesia nitida Obelisk UK

Bamboo Fargesia ‘Obelisk’ features and care

Best qualities of Fargesia nitida 'Obelisk’: Great standalone plant, produces masses of new shoots and leaves yearly. 

Obelisk is clump-forming bamboo with dense green foliage and thin hardy culms. It is non-invasive.
  • Identification: Fargesia nitida ‘Obelisk’, Hybrid Umbrella Bamboo Obelisk, Fargesia Nitida Obelisk.
  • Culms: Slender, Dark columnar.
  • Leaves: Bright green, evergreen foliage.
  • Height: 3 - 4 metres.
  • Spread: 1 - 2 metres, non-invasive, clump forming.
  • Hardiness: - 25 degrees Celsius.
  • Use: Standalone specimens, pots and containers, hedges, privacy screens.
  • Care: Thrives in the shade and part shade, requires good soils and moisture.

Cost of Clump-forming bamboo plants

The 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 markets, 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 from the top UK Bamboo Suppliers.

7 Types of Fargesia Nitida Fountain Bamboo

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.

The 4 articles below are packed with tips and step-by-step guides for bamboo growers. 

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