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.
Best qualities of Winter Joy
A beautiful purple sheath and greyish-purply pink tall and upright stems, evergreen dense foliage and non-invasive. Great shade plant.
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.
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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
Bamboo plants similar to Winter Joy
We also featured 7 common types of the Nitida group. A spectacular group of non-invasive bamboo plants, they will not send their roots and 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.
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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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