Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’ is another bamboo in the family of fountain bamboos identified by it’s graceful habit of upright canes that are held vertically only to arch over at the tips. Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’ is identified from other members of this group by having a more upright habit with just the top most canes gently arching under the weight of the delicate foliage. The canes themselves vary in colour from a fresh green to a deep purple black, in fact the stems can be so black that it is sometimes mistaken for the black bamboo. Fargesia nitida ‘Pillar’ can grow around 3 to 4 metres high and is a very good clump forming bamboo proving extremely hardy. Naturally growing in woodland areas, they are tolerant of shady conditions and adapt very well to container cultivation, just remember to keep them well fed and watered if kept containerised.
- Position:Shade to part shade out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds.
- Soil:All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering.
- Eventual Size:Up to 3-4 metres, but can be pruned.
- Habit:Upright growth.
- Hybrid:Fargesia nitida 'Gansu' x Fargesia nitida 3.