Description of Bamboo Fargesia nitida 'Shadow light'
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'
Potted plant and planter (to be covered in the coldest areas)