Fargesia nitida ‘Black Pearl’


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Fargesia nitida ‘Black pearl’ is a striking clump forming bamboo with graceful upright canes in tones of green and dark purple-black holding a distinctive arching canopy of lush fresh green foliage up to around 3-4 metres tall.

The Fountain Bamboo is a cold hardy and evergreen bamboo, that does best in dappled shade, sheltered from strong winds and supplied with good irrigation. The ‘Black Pearl’ cultivar has dark purple to almost black canes which provide pleasing contrast with its green foliage.

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Mature Height: 2.5–4 metres

Mature Spread: 1.5–2.5 metres

Time to Ultimate height: 5–10 years

Soil type: Moist, well drained


pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full sun / Partial Shade

Hardiness: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters

Flowers: None

Flowering Period: N/A

Rate of Growth: Fast Growing


Please note: images show how this plant may look at various stages of maturity. The size you choose may look different.