Fargesia Winter Joy is a hybrid of the well known nitida and murieliae. It is a strong, non invasive, clumping bamboo that is both hardy and evergreen. Generally grows up to 350-400 cm tall, 100 cm wide and handles pruning very well. Well suited as a hedge as the bamboo grows bushy and creates a significant amount of privacy. In addition, it can be used well as a solitary plant as the fresh green leaves create a beautiful contrast compared to its branches - which turn darker during winter. The generally growth habit is upright, preventing it from looking untidy.
Colour of the branches: green/yellow (changes to purple/black in winter)
Height: +/- 350-400 cm
Growing habit: Bushy & upright
Suited for a hedge: yes