One of the more than 1000 species of bamboo. AKA Sinarundinaria Nitida. A small leaved bamboo with slim dark reddy-brown culms that grows to 4 metres in ideal conditions. A popular one with British gardens. Likes a little shade. Tends to lean over in layers. Note: All Fargesia/Sinarundinaria species fold up their leaves (lengthwise) in hot sun, and open them again when the sun goes in. This can be an aid when trying to identify species.

Fargesia Nitida
Original Content courtesy of Mike J. Goodall, - Used with permission

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