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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Chinese fountain bamboo fountain bamboo
Arundinaria nitida Semiarundinaria nitida
Fargesia are compact, densely clump-forming evergreen bamboos with slender arching canes and several small branches at each node bearing copious narrow leaves
F. nitida is an elegant bamboo forming a compact clump of erect to arching, purple-flushed green canes to 4m high, with slender leaves to 9cm in length and dark green
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoisturePoorly-drained, Moist but well-drained
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moisture retentive soil in partial or light dappled shade with shelter from cold, dry winds. In a container grow in a loam-based compost and feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser on a monthly basis during the growing season
Propagate by division or take cuttings of sections of young rhizomes in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens
Architectural Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Remove weak, dead, damaged or spindly stems in spring and thin to show off stems to best effect. Cut out any flowering shoots promptly to discourage more from forming - see bamboo cultivation
Pests Slugs may damage new shoots
Generally disease free
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