Fargesia nitida Black Pearl leparadisdujardin label plante bleue production française c15L hauteur 125-150cm

Fargesia nitida Black Pearl

Fargesia Nitida 'Black Pearl'

is a magnificent recent introduction it is distinguished by black presque stems. It is a non-tracing bamboo very decorative.


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Description of Fargesia Nitida Bamboo 'Black Pearl'

Non-marking bamboo
(Pachymorphic rhizomes.)

Family: Poaceae, Non-marking bamboo.

English Name: Fargesia Black Pearl Nitida, Fargesia Nitida Black Pearl, Nitida Gansu x Nitida '6', Black Bamboo Fargesia, Bamboo 'Black Pearl'

As the name suggests Fargesia Nitida 'Black Pearl' is a non-tracing bamboo of the Nitida Family. It differs from the famous Nitida Jiuzhaigou sp1 (or Red Panda) by its very dark almost black stems. The foliage is slightly wider and also brighter than Jiuzhaigou, resistant to diseases and cold it is ideal to be planted in hedge (at a rate of one pot every 80cm) or solitary. Like many nitida, it prefers a shady or half-shaded situation, it is not recommended to put it in full sun south of the Loire.

Bamboo plantation Fargesia Nitida Black Pearl

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 greatly increases the storage of water. Then do not forget to fertilize with bamboo fertilizer. (rich in nitrogen, preferably spread from March to June).

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 70-100cm.
  • Automatic watering the foot the first year is recommended.
  • Straw on the ground to keep moisture (Mulch, bark, pebbles).


Straw in the fall with a fertilizer type basacote under the mulch to keep the roots moist and protected from the cold. Renew the fertilizer operation in February / March. Watch out for watering during the first two years after planting.

Strong point of Bamboo Fargesia Nitida Black Pearl

  • Highly colored (from the second year, those exposed to the sun).
  • Excellent for forming a hedge.
  • relatively small foliage
  • Stubble (stem) almost black.
  • Good growth ability.
  • supports the size very well.
  • Likes for an exhibition in partial shade in all regions of France (Grassenerf.nl, be careful to keep the freshness on the ground).
  • A recommendable variety, durable and tolerant to the sun.
  • Non-marking bamboo thanks to pachymorphic rhizomes.
Use of Fargesia Nitida Black Pearl
  • Hedge.
  • Decorative solitaire.
  • Potted plant and planter (to be covered in the coldest areas).
Development of Bamboo Fargesia Nitida 'Black Pearl'
  • In 5 years about 1.5 m high and 1m wide.
  • In 10 years about 3 m high and 1.5 wide.
Good to know:

Important! Minimum quantities are required to order some bamboos on the site. You do not have to order the same variety, you can mix the varieties stamped with the log ,, mix RZ ''; to do this, choose the varieties according to availability, send us an email to: service-client@leparadisdujardin.fr ; we will establish a personalized order form.

Fiche technique
HardinessWithstands down to - 22 ° C
RhizomesPachymorphs (non-tracing)
Planting periodAll year round (frost free)
ParticularityStubble bamboos tinged with black, gray, fawn, purple and blue
Adult Height2.5-3 m on average
Leaves5 x 1.5 cm
Decorative foliageYes
ExposureShade or partial shade
Thatch Diametermax 1 cm
Ground developmentFrom 60 cm to 1 m in 10 years
Developmentvery unhappy
Stubble sheath colorbrunettes
Foliage colorShiny dark green
Stubble ColorPurple / Black
Bamboo classificationMedium (1.5-3.5m)
CertificationBlue plant

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