Fargesia nitida Shadow light taille adulte 150cm

Fargesia nitida Shadow light

The Fargesia nitida 'Shadow Light'

is a slow-growing, small-growing Fargesia from a 2004 seedling selection. The 'Shadow Light' is the most suitable for a partial shade exhibition.


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Description of Bamboo Fargesia nitida 'Shadow light'

Non-marking bamboo
(Pachymorphic rhizomes.)

Family: Poaceae, Non-marking bamboo.

French name: Fargesia Nitida 'Shadow light', nitida X nitida 'gansu', fargesia 'shadow light'

Fargesia nitida 'Shadow Light' is a slow-growing Fargesia from a selection of seedlings in 2004. The base of this hybrid species is Fargesia nitida 'Gansu'. The 'Shadow Light' is the most suitable for a shade or half-shade exhibition, It will not please in other situations, it is a small bamboo that will not measure more than 150-180 cm in adulthood , ideal for low hedges.

Bamboo plantation Fargesia nitida 'Shadow light'

All Fargesia grow much better in soil rich in humus and rich in nutrients. If soils are poor, sandy and very loamy, soils need to be improved. Mix as follows:

If the earth is clay:

  • Keep 33% of the earth in place.
  • add 33% peat (preferably blonde) or red sand.
  • add 33% good quality potting soil.

If the land is sandy:

  • Keep 50% of the earth in place
  • Make a contribution of good quality potting soil up to 50%

The addition of clay granules (seramis or pumice) greatly increases the storage of water. Then do not forget to fertilize with bamboo fertilizer. (preferably nitrogen rich).

For plants sold in a pot:
  • It is best to plant from mid-February to early June and from September to mid-December.
  • For a relatively compact hedge plant a pot every 60-80cm.
  • Automatic watering the foot the first year is recommended.
  • Straw on the ground to keep moisture (Mulch, bark, pebbles).

Strong point of Bamboo Fargesia nitida 'Shadow light'

  • From a selection of 2004 seedlings
  • Base: nitida x nitida 'gansu'.
  • Bamboo smallmax size 1.5 to 1.75m
  • To protect from cold winds. (the leaves would curl tightly)
  • Resistant to diseases and colorful stubble (nitida).
  • open and bright foliage.
  • Non-marking bamboo thanks to pachymorphic rhizomes.

Using Fargesia nitida 'Shadow light'

  • Decorative solitaire
  • Potted plant and planter (to be covered in the coldest areas)
  • Low hedge

Fargesia Bamboo Development nitida 'Shadow light'

  • In 5 years about 150cm high.
Fiche technique
HardinessWithstands down to - 22 ° C
RhizomesPachymorphs (non-tracing)
ParticularityBamboos for hedges
Adult Height1-1.8m, 1.2m average
Leaves5 x 1.5 cm
Decorative foliageYes
ExposureShade or partial shade
Thatch Diameter0.6 cm Max
Ground developmentFrom 75 cm to 1 m in 10 years
Foliage colorLight green
Stubble ColorGreen / purple
Bamboo classificationSmall (0.3-1.5m)

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