Photo Courtesy of Meridian Young Plants

Fargesia nitida (Fountain Bamboo)

Rusty red stem sheaths that drop to reveal deep mahogany stems that turn dark purple and blue-grey as they mature. Long, elegant red-to-green leaves adorn the tall upright culms in an open, draping habit. Moderate growth rate. Columnar habit.

Blooms mid-spring to early summer
8-13 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-29°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture